Mumford & Sons, Drake and Sam Smith to headline Squamish Valley Music Festival

February 20th, 2015

Gear up, Squamish – some big names are coming to town this summer!

The Squamish Valley Music Festival is rapidly making a name for itself as a marquee date for music fans, and 2015 welcomes the likes of British soul star Sam Smith, folk rockers Mumford and Sons, and Canadian rapper Drake. The three-day festival will take over the Logger Sports Grounds on August 7, 8 and 9. Tickets go on sale next week.

Squamish will mark the third time in less than a year that Sam Smith will perform in the Vancouver area. Within such a short time period and no new album set for release, fans will likely be treated to Smith’s existing (albeit very good) material that has rocketed him to stardom in the past year.

Conversely, those lining up to see Drake will get treated to new material on his recently-released album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, which appeared on iTunes on February 13.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers set summer North American tour

May 28th, 2014

Tom Petty and his band The Heartbreakers are hitting the road again this August, along with guest Steve Winwood. The tour announcement comes in support of their newest album Hypnotic Eye, which will be released on July 29th. Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 31st.

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For Mom – Mother’s Day concert gift guide

May 9th, 2014

Need some ideas on how to make Mother’s Day truly special for Mom this year? Concerts are a great way to spend quality time with Mom and create treasured memories.

Here are some of the hot concerts rolling through town this year:

Cher – Dressed to Kill Tour
Cher’s fabled career has spanned for over five decades, and the legendary singer is back on the road performing at North American arenas this spring.

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Hugh Laurie & the Copper Bottom Band
Hugh Laurie – perhaps better known as the titular surly doctor from the TV series House – is performing at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre on May 20 as part of a West Coast spring tour.

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Queen with Adam Lambert
Members of the most iconic bands of the century is going on tour this summer, accompanied by Adam Lambert in place of the late Freddie Mercury.

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Michael Bublé
Don’t miss Burnaby, BC’s own crooning star Michael Buble as he performs in arenas across Canada on his latest world tour.

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Elton John
There aren’t many stars in music who have shone brighter and longer than Sir Elton John. The legendary musician is bringing his band and piano to Vancouver’s Rogers Arena for two shows on September 13 & 14.

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Fleetwood Mac

For the first time since 1998, Fleetwood Mac is reuniting with original member Christine McVie and going back on tour with the full band! Don’t miss the classic group as they tour North America this fall.

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The Black Keys announce Turn Blue North American fall tour

May 8th, 2014

Blues rock duo The Black Keys have big plans for the fall, announcing today a three-month, 40-plus city tour in support of their latest album Turn Blue. Band members Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach will be accompanied by Cage the Elephant, Jake Bugg and St. Vincent at various points on the tour.

The tour kicks off on September 5th in Columbus, Ohio. Canadian cities on the tour include Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg. Turn Blue is set for release on May 13, and follows up the highly-touted 2011 album El Camino.

Tickets go on public onsale on May 23.

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Tickets to Elton John’s Vancouver concert now on sale

April 28th, 2014

Legendary musician Elton John and his band are coming to Vancouver! Tickets to his September 13th concert at Rogers Arena are now available for purchase.

Fans in Vancouver will undoubtedly hear the iconic singer revisit his vast volume of hits that have spanned 25 platinum albums and five decades of performing. John recently re-released his hit album “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” as part of 40th Anniversary celebrations.

Don’t miss of the true icons in music as Elton John hits the stage at Rogers Arena on September 13th – buy your Elton John tickets today!

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Christine McVie rejoins Fleetwood Mac to get On With The Show this fall

March 27th, 2014

Fleetwood Mac has announced a new world tour for fall, and this time long-time singer and keyboardist Christine McVie will be back with the band. McVie, who was with the band for 30 years, originally left the band in 1998.

The On With The Show tour will visit 33 cities across North America, including Canadian stops in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. The band will kick off its latest excursion September 30th in Minneapolis. Tickets go on sale to the general public April 7th.

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