Happy New Year! The beginning of a new calendar is always an exciting time, and Vancouver’s events scene is looking as vibrant as ever as we go into 2016. From marquee headlining concerts and top comedy names, the new year has something for every taste.
With her new album 25 shattering all the sales records, it’s no secret that fans are eager to see Adele back performing. After four years away from touring, the British superstar is back with a full slate of tour dates for 2016 at venues all over the world.
The North American leg of her latest tour begins July 5th in Saint Paul, Minnesota and includes 23 cities in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Canadian stops along the tour include Vancouver (July 20-21), Montreal (Sept 30-Oct 1) and Toronto (Oct 3-7). In most of her stops, Adele is performing multiple nights in each city and there are plenty of gaps in the schedule should she decide to schedule additional dates.
It’s been two years since pop megastar Rihanna last toured, and now she’s back with a sparkling new album and fresh set of headline tour dates. Her latest album – titled Anti – is still pending release, following rumours of an exclusive release through streaming service Tidal . The new tour and album will mark Rihanna’s first headlining excursion since 2012’s Unapologetic and the Diamonds World Tour.
The Anti World Tour kicks off February 26th, 2016 in San Diego, CA and will make stops across North America until May 7th. European dates will run from June 7 to August 12, 2016.
Canadian stops on the tour include Montreal (April 6), Toronto (April 13), Edmonton (April 20), Calgary (April 21) and Vancouver (April 23).
Fans of The Who can rejoice – new dates for their 50th anniversary tour have been announced following the band’s tour postponement earlier this summer. The venerable rock band was forced to delay their tour dates after singer Roger Daltrey contracted a serious viral illness. Fans who purchased for the original dates will have their tickets honoured for the spring dates.
The new dates are as followed:
February 27 — Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
March 1 — Toronto, On @ Air Canada Centre
March 3 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
March 7 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden
March 10 — Chicago, IL @ United Center
March 12 — Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
March 14 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
March 16 — Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center
March 19 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
March 21 — Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
March 24 — Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
March 26 — St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
March 29 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
April 26 — Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
April 29 — Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
May 1 — Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
May 4 — Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
May 6 — Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre
May 8 — Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
May 10 — Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
May 13 — Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
May 15 — Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at Seattle Center
May 17 — Portland, OR @ Moda Center
May 19 — Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
May 22 — Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
May 25 — Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
May 27 — San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
May 29 — Las Vegas, NV @ Colosseum at Caesars Palace
He’s been all over the radio airwaves with hit singles “Earned It” and “Can’t Feel My Face”, and now fans will get a chance to see The Weeknd perform live on tour this fall. The Madness Tour kicks off November 3rd in the breakout artist’s hometown of Toronto, before continuing on to 20 more North American cities. Other Canadian stops on the tour include Vancouver (December 2), Calgary (November 29) and Edmonton (November 30). The tour is in support of The Weeknd’s latest album Beauty Behind the Madness released on August 27th.
Iconic pop musician Janet Jackson is returning to the spotlight with a new album and concert tour this fall. The Unbreakable World Tour – Jackson’s first since 2011 – will kick off at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on August 31st before heading to 35 other cities, including Canadian stops Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Winnipeg and Saskatoon.