Shad is back on tour this summer
"Quick-witted tongue, on-point ear, and truly unique
passion for hip hop." - Okayplayer
Shad is bringing his rhymes to stages across Canada this summer. After touring heavily throughout 2014 and 2015 in support of his Polaris Prize short-listed album Flying Colours, the Juno Award-winning rapper surprised his fans by taking over as host of CBC's daily arts, culture and entertainment program "q."
It's been a year since his triumphant show at Toronto's legendary Massey Hall and on June 24, Shad takes it back to his roots with a sweaty, intimate club show at the Mod Club in Toronto. On June 25, he plays his hometown of London, Ontario, for the first time in almost two years. He also stops in Banff as well as the festival stages of Wayhome Festival in Oro-Medonte, Ontario.
June 11 - BANFF, AB - Cascade Gardens
June 24 - TORONTO, ON - Virgin Mobile Mod Club
June 25 - LONDON, ON - London Music Hall
July 22-24 - ORO-MEDONTE, ON - Wayhome Music & Arts Festival
Born in Kenya to Rwandan parents, Shad was raised in London, Ontario. His thoughtful, quick-witted rhymes that entwine social issues with clever pop culture references have won him fans and accolades around the world. He's been short-listed for the Polaris Music Prize three times and nominated for three Juno Awards including his 2011 winning album TSOL.
"Spiritual without being preachy, righteous without being self-righteous, and human without sounding mundane." - Pitchfork