CityMash.com - Vancouver is full of an incredible variety of stages whether it’s an intimate encounter at the Commodore, a classy evening at the Orpheum, or a full out rock roof raiser at Rogers Arena. With a show for just about every taste, eager music aficionados are already counting down 2017’s list of music acts and nervously trying to nab their tickets before it’s too late.
If your a headbanger, a pop star, or a country kid, than look no further than this list. Here are the most anticipated concerts rolling through Vancouver through 2017.
February 1st, Commodore Ballroom
In his 57th and 9th Tour, the “Roxanne” singer stops by Vancouver in a rather stylish and intimate setting: The Commodore! Singing since the seventies, the singular named raspy Brit released his twelfth solo album in 2016 and continues to pack audiences that will be gleefully watching his powerful performances.
March 24, Rogers Arena
This former Nickelodeon star, now in her early twenties, is returning to Van City for the second time in a year. Fresh off a stellar SNL hosting gig, a prolific role in Hairspray Live, and the hit album Dangerous Woman (In which the tour will be inspired and based from), it’s safe to say this will be one packed stadium!
Red Hot Chili Peppers
March 18, Rogers Arena
One of the most beloved rock bands (typically only underwear clad) of all time, RHCP have been packing concert stadiums since the late eighties. 2016 saw the release of their eleventh album The Getaway so fans can expect a ruckus mix of new and old.
March 27, Rogers Arena
The new “It” guy in country music, Chris Stapleton cancelled in late 2016 and moved his concert up to the spring but it has only made the show all the more anticipated. With massive hits like “Parachute” and “Tennessee Whiskey”, his soulful classic sound has country fans of all ages flocking to the Entertainer of the Year’s shows.
April 25th, Rogers Arena
This Canadian born rapper gained fame after releasing tracks onto Youtube under the name The Weekend. His third album Starboy debuted at number one and will surely be the focus of his upcoming show. With guest appearances galore, it may be no surprise if Kendrick Lamar and Future tag along to surprise a few lucky crowds.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
May 31, Rogers Arena
Possibly the most beloved couple in country, Tim and Faith have been married for twenty years now and have been delighting us with occasional shows and duets. Now they’ve announced and world wind tour together called Soul2Soul which includes a few new tracks including “Keep Your Eyes on Me.”
July 26th and 27th, Rogers Arena
One of the hardest working artists today who now doubt carries the modern essence of pop and soul, Bruno Mars will be stopping by for two back to back nights on his 24K Magic World Tour. The album has spawned numerous hits including the title track – this will certainly be one of the biggest nights of the year for Vancouver entertainment.
Guns N’ Roses
September 1st, BC Place
Arguably the biggest band to come out of the late eighties, GN’R had the corner market on rocking ballads until their tumultuous history and feuding between lead singer Axl Rose and guitarist Slash tore success apart. The original lineup puts the past behind them and heads out on tour together for the first time in almost twenty five years.
September 29th, BC Place
One of the seat filling staples of the last fifteen years, Chris Martin headlines the pop rock group that held their own at the Super Bowl last year with Beyonce and Bruno Mars. Kaleidoscope is Coldplay’s much anticipated album of 2017 that will surely kick start this show and tear up the charts.
Oct 28, Rogers Arena
Who doesn’t love the epic history that Roger Waters has created with his beloved and much celebrated Brit band Pink Floyd. Now legendary when it comes to performances of his rock opera The Wall, whatever this man does will have audiences in awe. Getting up there in age, this may be the golden opportunity to see him before retirement ensues.