British art and soul band Florence and the Machine are going back on tour this summer, and an expanded list of North American dates includes an October 25th stop at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena. The band’s third and latest album How Big How Blue How Beautiful was released earlier this June to positive reviews by critics. The group’s last album Ceremonials was released in 2011.
Concerts are a great way to spend time and make memories with the special people in your life! 2015 is shaping up to be a great year for the music-loving person, with marquee concert tours criss-crossing North America. The sheer number of acts on tour in the coming months means there’ll be something for everyone’s tastes.
Here are some of the hottest concerts rolling into Vancouver this year:
Following a two-year residency in Las Vegas and ten year absence from the touring scene, Shania Twain is getting primed for one last go-around. The Canadian country star and best-selling female country artist of all time will be touring North America this summer, beginning June 5 in Seattle, WA.
Not surprisingly, the Rock This Country tour is heavy with Canadian dates and many stops will feature two shows. Twain is looking to “go out with a bang”, and finish off her multi-platinum career in memorable fashion.
She may be 56 years old/young, but Madonna is showing no signs of slowing down. She’ll be touring arenas worldwide this fall in support of her thirteenth album Rebel Heart, starting with an August 29th date in Miami, FL.
This will be the pop icon’s first tour since 2012’s MDNA Tour, which was the highest-grossing tour of the year and amassed a cool $300-million. Madonna’s latest circuit will take her to 35 cities, including Canadian stops in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal.
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 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.