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Shad performs in Toronto tonight & tomorrow (Dec. 15); art exhibit running until Dec. 16

Shad launches A Short Story About A War art exhibit
Shad (Photo: Supplied)

JUNO Award-winner Shad sent out an end of year wrap up to fans earlier, providing information about his new album, the accompanying tour, and the art exhibit exploring the themes of A Short Story About A War.

Both Toronto shows – tonight and tomorrow inside Great Hall – are sold out, so fans that missed out on getting tickets should head over to The Tell (401 Richmond St. W) for a special art exhibition “to bring some of the themes from the album to life in visual, tangible ways!” The exhibit is curated by Toronto’s Just John.

After the Toronto shows, and the art exhibition which runs through Sunday, Dec. 16, Shad take a break from touring before picking things back up in Michigan in February. He’ll do a brief US run before heading to Western Canada for six shows in four Provinces. You can find the full listing and Shad’s message below.

A Short Story About A War is available on various digital streaming platforms including Apple Music and Spotify.

Shad performs in Toronto tonight and tomorrow (Dec. 15); art exhibit running till Dec. 16

Shad performs in Toronto tonight and tomorrow (Dec. 15); art exhibit running till Dec. 16

Message from Shad


As we wrap up the year, I just wanted to thank you all for checking in and listening to the music, and also let you know about the latest and greatest over here real quick, before we shut it down for 2018.

We’re ending our touring for the Fall with a couple shows this weekend in Toronto at The Great Hall. Both shows are now sold out but the good news is that we’re running a special art exhibition this weekend only in Toronto at The Tell (401 Richmond St W) to bring some of the themes from the album to life in visual, tangible ways! I always wanted to make this Short Story About A War come alive not only in music, but in other forms too — from the animated trailer we released this Fall by @blackpowerbarbie, to live talks in Winnipeg and Hamilton, to this weekend’s pop-up. The event is a special collaboration with Just John and Blank Canvas Gallery (young artists currently lighting up the city) and the visionary folks at The Tell Gallery. So grateful to them for supporting the vision and linking up with me to try to touch people with this story.

All details below if you’re in the Toronto area these next few days, come through!

I also got a chance to have some great in-depth conversations about the album lately that I wanted to share, for those that dig long listens: From the great political podcast, The Intercept, to my favourite Sports Culture site, The Ringer, Spotify’s Microphone Check, and brilliant writer/producer Anupa Mistry’s new podcast Burn Out too.

And that’s it! Big thanks again to all of you for letting me holler at you here on occasion. And especially to those that came out to a show this Fall. Your support—especially live—is a real pleasure and encouragement.

Much love,


Animated and directed by Amika Cooper aka, blackpowerbarbie.

A Short Story About A War Tour Schedule

Friday, Dec. 14 – Toronto, ON @ Great Hall
Saturday, Dec. 15 – Toronto, ON @ Great Hall
Tuesday, Feb. 12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Fine Arts Centre
Wednesday, Feb. 13 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
Thursday, Feb. 14 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Entry
Friday, Feb. 15 – Winnipeg, MB @ Good Will
Saturday, Feb. 16 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
Monday, Feb. 18 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
Tuesday, Feb. 19 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
Thursday, Feb. 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
Saturday, Feb. 23 – Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom

Shad performs in Toronto tonight and tomorrow (Dec. 15); art exhibit running till Dec. 16

Artwork by Justin Broadbent

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