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17 concerts in Vancouver to check out in April

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Daniel Chai Mar 31, 2017 2:28 am 5,485

April in Vancouver is filled with the sound of music! Warm up your vocal cords and sing along with our monthly concert roundup, including Canadian rock, Grammy winners, and more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

The Tea Party

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  • What: The Tea Party is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their fourth studio album Transmission. The Juno nominated album was released in 1997, and included singles “Temptation” and “Babylon.”
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 31 and April 1 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $39.50

Desiigner

  • What: One song can change everything, and after the release of his platinum debut single “Panda,” 19-year-old Sidney Royel Selby III went from a local Brooklyn hook-man to a breakout rap star with a platinum, No. 1 Billboard single and a record deal with Kanye West. Performing “Panda” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Wendy Williams Show and his next single “Tiimmy Turner” on the BET Awards and Jimmy Kimmel, Desiigner proved that his infectious energy is just as effective onstage as it is in the studio.
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 4 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25

City and Colour

  • What: Canadian singer-song writer City and Colour is coming to BC for shows in Vancouver, Surrey, and Chilliwack this April. City and Colour has seven platinum-certified albums and three gold-certified albums in Canada. His latest studio release I Should Go Before You hit number one on the Top 200 Soundscan, and it was his third consecutive chart topping album in the country.
  • When: April 6 (Vancouver), April 7 (Surrey) and April 8 (Chilliwack)
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street (Vancouver), Bell Centre for the Performing Arts – 6250 144 Street (Surrey), HUB International Theatre at Chilliwack Cultural Centre – 9201 Corbould Street (Chilliwack)
  • Tickets: Online, $50.50-$66

The Zolas

  • What: The Zolas are hitting the road in support of their latest album, Swooner. Held down by the two original members Tom Dobrzanski and Zach Gray, The Zolas are joined by Cody Hiles and DJ Abell for this tour. Louise Burns opens.
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 6 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Duke Dumont

  • What: Adam George Dyment, better known as Duke Dumont, is an English DJ, record producer and songwriter. He has topped the UK Singles Chart, owns the record label Blasé Boys Club, and was nominated for “Best Dance Recording” at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 7 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$35

Reggie Watts

  • What: Internationally renowned vocal artist/beatboxer/musician and comedian. Reggie Watts is on tour to support his new Netflix comedy special Spatial.
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 9 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $40

Good Charlotte

  • What: Over the past five years, twin brothers Joel and Benji Madden have been relatively quiet when it came to their multi-platinum selling band Good Charlotte. In 2015, the timing finally felt right to breathe new life into the band. They called up bassist Paul Thomas, guitarist/keyboardist Billy Martin, and drummer Dean Butterworth to get the band back together. Good Charlotte is touring in support of their latest album, Youth Authority.
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 10 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $46.50

Nicolas Jaar

  • What: Chilean-American electronic producer Nicolas Jaar released his second studio album, Sirens, in 2016. The young experimental composer founded a subscription based label, Other People, but put it on hold recently in order to go on tour. And he’s clearly a fave, as many of his shows are already sold out.
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 11 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $40

Pomo and Harrison Brome

  • What: Start your #Seasons2017 with Pomo and Harrison Brome as they take over Fortune Sound Club. Both are local music producers building buzz and selling out clubs with their infectious style.
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 13 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15.50

Snoop Dogg

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  • What: Get ready to drop it like it’s hot because Snoop Dogg is heading out on his Wellness Retreat Tour and he’ll be joined by Cypress Hill, Method Man & Redman. Last time Uncle Snoop visited Vancouver was in April 2016, where he performed a two-hour DJ set at Chinatown’s Fortune Soundclub. Unsurprisingly, he – and everyone else there – got pretty high.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: April 14 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $39.50-$79.50

Seasons Music & Arts Festival

  • What: Seasons Electronic Music Festival will be returning to Metro Vancouver from April 12 to 16. Over the course of the festival, Seasons presents concerts, club shows, label showcases, demos, panels, lectures, and interactive visuals & art installations, culminating in a fully immersive, 2-day main event at the Pacific Coliseum.
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum and various other Downtown venues
  • When: April 12 to 16
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$169.50

Two Door Cinema Club

  • What: Two Door Cinema Club continue to travel the world playing to sold out arena crowds. The group is touring in support of their latest album, Gameshow.
  • Where: Orpheum – 884 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 18 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$45

John Mayer

  • What: The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter returns to the city with his “Search for Everything World Tour”. John Mayer’s 2017 tour marks the first solo trek for the bluesy pop heartthrob since 2014. The tour starts off in North America before crossing the pond to Europe later this summer.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: April 19 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $39-$115

The Weeknd

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  • What: The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling music artist is going on his first-ever world tour. His latest album, Starboy, debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot #200.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: April 25 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $39.50-$175

The xx

  • What: The xx are on tour to celebrate the release of the band’s highly anticipated third album, I See You. The album is the follow up to the majorly successful xx and Coexist that have sold over three million copies worldwide.
  • Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: April 25 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$65

Bastille

  • What: Bastille is touring its sophomore album, Wild World, which debuted in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 and spent two weeks at No. 1 on the UK albums charts. The album is the follow up to 2013’s Bad Blood which has sold more than four million copies worldwide. Bad Blood also included the 5x Platinum single, “Pompeii,” arguably one of the biggest tracks in 2013.
  • Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: April 27 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$55

Said The Whale

  • What: Said the Whale has been making the rounds, hitting venues across North America while making a name for themselves in the indie rock scene along the way. As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide, the band’s fifth studio album, marks a return to the group’s formative philosophies. Set for release on March 31, 2017, Said The Whale recorded their latest batch of songs in various Vancouver studios
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 29 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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