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47 Calgary and Edmonton concerts to check out summer 2017

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Lucas Taylor May 25, 2017 3:40 am 1,477

For music fans of every kind, this summer is going to be huge.

Great performers of pop, rock, and country are all coming to Alberta, hosting so many concerts it’s dizzying. To make sense of the overwhelming musical awesomeness, we’ve put together this list to help you make your summer concert choices.

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Calgary & Edmonton Shows

Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017

Starting on April 7th in New Orleans, Louisiana, Soul2Soul is the third tour by American country music artists and Husband and Wife duo, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. The show will be hitting both Calgary and Edmonton

Calgary

  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: June 2 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Available online at $149.50

Edmonton

  • Where: Rogers Place – 300 – 10214 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
  • When: June 3 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $35-$149.50

Def Leppard

 

Classic rock fans, prepare yourself. The English rock phenomenon from the late 70’s is on its way to Alberta in a show you don’t want to miss.

Calgary

  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: June 3 at 7:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $45-$139

Edmonton

  • Where: Rogers Place – 300 – 10214 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
  • When: June 2 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $45-$139

Tool

Formed in 1990, this Los Angeles rock band isn’t afraid to experiment with their sound, ranging from heavy metal to alternative and carries a message of personal evolution.

Calgary

  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: June 12 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $75-$125

Edmonton

  • Where: Rogers Place – 300 – 10214 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
  • When: June 13 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $750-$125

Hollerado

A Canadian indie rock band from Ottawa, this band is well known for it’s concerts and has toured across the world in North and South America, Europe and China.

Calgary

  • Where: Marquee Beer Market & Stage
  • When: June 15 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: Available online for $20

Edmonton

  • Where: The Starlite Room
  • When: June 3 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: Available online for $20

Bonnie Raitt

An American blues singer and songwriter, Bonnie Raitt has received 10 Grammy Awards, and her songs will pull the heart strings of fans new and old.

Calgary

  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • When: June 16 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $49.50-$99.50

Edmonton

  • Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • When: June 17 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $49.50-$99.50

Ryan Adams & Band

An American musician from North Carolina, he performs a blend of folk rock and alternative country.

Calgary

  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • When: June 22 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $37-$62

Edmonton

  • Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • When: June 23 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $37-$62

Burton Cummings and Band

A Canadian singer and songwriter, Burton was the lead singer of Guess Who and wrote many hit songs including American Woman, Star Baby, Share the Land, and No Time.

  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre
  • When: June 25 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $62.48-$93.98

Russ–The Wake Up Tour

The American hip hop artist known for his singles What They Want and Losin Control, recently released his first studio album, There’s Really A Wolf.

Calgary

  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre
  • When: July 4 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online at $45.50

Edmonton

  • Where: Shaw Conference Centre
  • When: July 5 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $45.50-$55.50

Tiger Army and Murder By Death

This band likes to push the boundaries with music as an art form. They play songs ranging from post-punk, alternative rock, and psychobilly.

Calgary

  • Where: The Palace Theatre (formerly Flames Central)
  • When: July 6 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online at $35

Edmonton

  • Where: The Ranch Roadhouse
  • When: July 8 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online at $35

Duran Duran

English synthpop band from Birmingham, they’ve been mainstream pop stars since 1984 and have sold over 100 million records worldwide.

Calgary

  • Where: Shaw Millennium Park – 1220 9th Avenue SW
  • When: Tuesday, July 11
  • Tickets: Available online via Roundup 2017 MusicFest

Edmonton

  • Where: Rogers Place – 300 – 10214 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
  • When: July 10 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $35-$125

Bob Dylan

Endlessly popular, and endlessly covered by aspiring artists, the American singer, songwriter, poet and artists has written many famous songs including The Times They Are a-Changin’ and Blowin’ in the Wind.

Calgary

  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • When: July 16 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $57-$127

Edmonton

  • Where: Rogers Place – 300 – 10214 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
  • When: July 19 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $49.50-$89.50

Rodriguez

An obscure artist from Detroit, Rodriguez is known for his counterculture and thought provoking lyrics.

Calgary

  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • When: August 3 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $65-$115

Edmonton

  • Where: Winspear Centre
  • When: August 9 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $68-$118

Echo and the Bunnymen

Another band that likes to experiment with their sound, Echo and the Bunnymen originate in Liverpool, England. They play music that ranges from post-punk, to new wave, to neo-psychedelia.

Calgary

  • Where: MacEwan Ballroom
  • When: August 6 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online for $49.50

Edmonton

  • Where: Union Hall
  • When: August 5 at 7:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online for $49.50

Blind Pilot

An indie folk band from Portland Oregon is coming to Alberta, bringing with them a little slice of the Pacific Northwest.

Calgary

  • Where: Commonwealth Bar
  • When: 7 August at 7:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online for $24

Edmonton

  • Where: The Starlite Room
  • When: August 6 at 7:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online for $24

One Republic

An American pop band from Colorado, One Republic is wildly popular and their tickets are bound to sell fast.

Calgary

  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: August 19 at 7:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $25-$135

Edmonton

  • Where: Rogers Place – 300 – 10214 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
  • When: August 18 at 7:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $25-$135

k.d. lang

A Canadian singer and songwriter who plays in several different genres, including country, pop, folk and jazz.

Calgary

  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • When: August 23-24 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $39.50-$119.50

Edmonton

  • Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • When: August 19-20 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $39.50-$119.50

Die Antwoord

This South African rap group was formed in Cape Town and perform alternative hip hop. rave, and zef music.

Calgary

  • Where: BMO Centre
  • When: August 30 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online for $49.50

Edmonton

  • Where: Shaw Conference Centre
  • When: August 29 at 7:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online for $49.50

Spoon

An American band from Austin Texas, their performance is a mix of indie rock, indie pop, and experimental rock.

Calgary

  • Where: MacEwan Hall
  • When: August 31 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online for $39.50

Edmonton

  • Where: Winspear Centre
  • When: August 30 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online for $45.50

Calgary Music Shows

Andrew Rayel

This young Moldovan DJ and producer is famous for his trance and electronic music as well as his intense touring.

  • Where: Marquee Beer Market & Stage
  • When: June 3 at 9:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online for $35

Aly and Fila

An Egyptian trance music duo from Cairo, these two have performed around the world and are coming soon to Calgary.

  • Where: Marquee Beer Market & Stage
  • When: June 17 at 9:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online for $25

Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series

From the 12th to the 15th of July, there will be a series of concerts running every night at 7:00 pm in the Scotiabank Saddledome (555 Saddledome Rise SE).

Johnny Reid

  • When: July 12
  • Tickets: Available online from $49.99-$179.99

Brooks and Dunn

  • When: July 13
  • Tickets: Available online from $59.99-$300

Alabama

  • When: July 14
  • Tickets: Available online from $49.99-$139.99

Usher & The Roots

  • When: July 15
  • Tickets: Available online from $59.99-$300

Carlos Vives

This Colombian musician plays many genres, including rock, pop latino, reggaeton and champeta.

  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre
  • When: July 13 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $112.75-$141.90

Nazareth

The Scottish rock band famous for their hits Hair of the Dog and their cover of Love Hurts is coming to Calgary.

  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre
  • When: July 22 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $39.50-$59.50

The Michael Jackson HIStory Show

A tribute concert for the late great king of pop music, Michael Jackson

  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre
  • When: July 28 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $39-$59

Los Lobos

An American rock band from East Los Angeles, they are well known and loved for their performance of Latin rock, Tex-Mex, and Americana music.

  • Where: Thorncliffe Community Centre
  • When: August 5 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online for $69

The Decemberists

Another indie folk band from Portland Oregon, their most recent album is titled What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. Most of their songs are inspired by historical events or folklore.

  • Where: MacEwan Hall
  • When: August 9 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $20-$189

Shakey Graves

An Americana musician from Austin Texas, he is famous for his one-man-band setup, which he used for most of his first album, unaccompanied by other musicians.

  • Where: The Palace Theatre (formerly Flames Central)
  • When: August 11 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online for $30

Saga

A Canadian rock band from Ontario, they’re best known for playing progressive rock, new wave, power pop, and are currently on their farewell tour after having been active since 1977.

  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre
  • When: August 12 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $39-$59

Melissa Etheridge

An American singer and guitarist from Kansas, she is well known for her hit songs I’m the Only One, and Come to My Window.

  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre
  • When: August 15 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $51.98-$93.98

The Pointer Sisters

A singing group that plays in many genres including R&B, pop, jazz, gospel, and post-disco, they’re famous for their songs Jump (for My Love), Fire, and He’s So Shy.

  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre
  • When: August 19 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $49.50-$69.50

Huey Lewis and the News

This American pop-rock band from California achieved worldwide fame in 1983, and that fame only grew when their song The Power of Love was featured in the movie Back to the Future.

  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre
  • When: August 29 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $59-$99

Edmonton Music Shows

Herman’s Hermits

An English rock band from the 60’s, they’re famous for their performances of I’m Henry the Eighth, I am, and Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter, which was the title of a film in 1968 which starred the band and featured nine of their songs, including the hit song, There’s a kind of Hush.

  • Where: Century Casino
  • When: June 3 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $59.95-$62.95

Future: Nobody Safe Tour

A hip hop, trap, and rap artist, Future is best known for his mixtapes Monster, Beast Mode, and 56 nights.

  • Where: Rogers Place – 300 – 10214 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
  • When: June 7 at 7:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $40-$135

David James & Big River–Tribute to Johnny Cash

Often called one of the most authentic Johnny Cash shows currently touring, David James and Big River entertains audiences with their sound and look inspired by the legacy of the Man in Black.

  • Where: Century Casino
  • When: June 10 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $39.95-$41.95

Ruth B.

A local musician, Ruth B. was born in Edmonton and has taken the music industry by storm since 2013 and has released two albums, The Intro, and Safe Haven which was released on May 5 of this year.

  • Where: The Starlite Room
  • When: June 23 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online for $20

Queen + Adam Lambert

The active members of the British rock band Queen have teamed up with the American vocalist Adam Lambert and together they’re unstoppable.

  • Where: Rogers Place – 300 – 10214 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
  • When: July 4 at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $49.50-$185

Sabrina Carpenter: The De-Tour

The 18-year-old singer, songwriter and actress in 2014 and has since released two albums, Eyes Wide Open, and Evolution.

  • Where: Winspear Centre
  • When: July 8 at 7:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $28-$203

Ben Harper Summer 2017

An American singer and songwriter, he’s best known for his blues, soul, and folk music. Ben Harper has also won three Grammy Awards.

  • Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • When: July 13 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $35-$75

Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows

Two American rock bands have come together and their combined talents make a great concert you won’t want to miss.

  • Where: Rogers Place – 300 – 10214 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
  • When: July 14 at 7:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $39-$115

Ed Sheeran

An English singer and songwriter, Ed Sheehan is wildly popular. His latest album has two singles, Shape of You and Castle on the Hill, that broke records in several countries.

  • Where: Rogers Place – 300 – 10214 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
  • When: July 25-26 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $49.50-$119.50

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour

Singer, songwriter, dancer, and producer, Bruno Mars has created many hit sings like, Uptown Funk, Locked Out of Heaven, and Treasure.

  • Where: Rogers Place – 300 – 10214 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
  • When: July 30-31 at 8:00 pm

Lady Gaga Joanne World Tour

One of the best-selling musicians of all time is coming to Edmonton, touring her latest wildly popular album.

  • Where: Rogers Place – 300 – 10214 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
  • When: August 3 at 7:30
  • Tickets: Available online from $45-$225

Guns N’ Roses: Not In This Lifetime Tour

The popular classic hard rock and heavy metal band have been active since 1985 and is credited with reviving the popularity of mainstream rock ‘n’ roll.

  • Where: Commonwealth Stadium
  • When: August 30 at 7:00 pm
  • Tickets: Available online from $35-$275

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Lucas Taylor
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