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10 concerts in Vancouver to check out this December

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Daniel Chai Nov 30, 2018 6:00 am 734

Delhi 2 Dublin, Childish Gambino, and more. Sing your way through December with these 10 great concerts happening in Vancouver!

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

Delhi 2 Dublin

Delhi 2 Dublin

Delhi 2 Dublin (Facebook / Delhi 2 Dublin)

What: They have performed in front of tens of thousands on concert stages throughout the world, ranging from Glastonbury to Burning Man. And this December, Vancouver-based band  Delhi 2 Dublin returns home to wrap up their latest Western Canada tour. Since forming in 2006, Delhi 2 Dublin has developed their own decisive genre they refer to as “Subcontinental Pop,” bringing their South Asian influences to Western pop music. Founding members Tarun Nayar, Sanjay Seran and Ravi Binning have, from the beginning, followed their own path from warehouse raves to major stages.

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street
Tickets: $38.73, available online

Warm and Toasty Choir Cozy

What: Escape the dreary chill outside and cozy up to two East Van community choirs at the Red Gate Arts Society as they regale you with your favourite (or soon to be) indie, folk, pop, and rock covers. Proceeds from the show will go to WISH Drop in Centre, an organization who provide services, supports and opportunities to women engaged in Vancouver’s street based sex industry.

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Red Gate Arts Society – 1965 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

JP Maurice & Friends

What:  JP Maurice has been working since the smoke-filled days of summer on a 14-song Christmas album featuring his band with a number of very special guests. The album is almost ready and will be released just in time for Christmas but to celebrate the release of the first single and to give everyone a preview of the album, JP is hosting a Christmas concert featuring a number of guests from the album along with a few special surprises. The night will be kicked off with a set from Vancouver’s Healing Days.

When: Thursday, December 6 and Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $10

Childish Gambino

What: The incredible Grammy, Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning, multi-talented recording artist, actor, and producer will be on tour with special guest Rae Sremmurd.

When: Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Shakey Graves

What: Rocker Shakey Graves from Austin, Texas brings The Tour X9 World Tour to Vancouver with guests Kolars.

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 600 Block Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Tenacious D

Tenacious D

Tenacious D (Tenacious D / Facebook)

What: The musical comedy duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass will be taking over the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with guests, Wynchester. The band had a variety series on HBO that aired in 1999. Their self-titled album was released in the fall of 2001 with Epic Records and was quickly certified at gold-selling status, and has since been certified platinum. In 2014, Tenacious D won a Grammy in the category of Best Metal Performance for their cover of Ronnie James Dio’s “The Last in Line.”

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, Show 7:30 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street
Tickets: $39.50, $59.50, $79.50, available online

The Funk Hunters

What: Canadian electronic music act and DJ duo The Funk Hunters bring Funk The Halls to the Commodore with guests Mat The Alien and Neon Steve.

When: Friday, December 21 to Saturday, December 22, 2018
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $30 and up

Cirque Musica Wonderland

What: Cirque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland, n all-new concert experience featuring the cast of Cirque Musica. Featuring favourite holiday songs performed by a live symphony orchestra.

When: Saturday, December 22, 2018
Time: 3 pm
Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Thievery Corporation

What: Electronic music duo Thievery Corporation brings their Treasures From The Temple Tour to the Commodore with special guests The Suffers.

When: Thursday, December 27, 2018
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8:30 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

First Annual East Van Holiday Dance

What: The First Annual East Vancouver Holiday Dance feature beer, German food and polka music by Polka Time and The Dreadnaughts.

When: Saturday, December 29, 2018
Time: Doors at 5 pm
Where: Vancouver Alpen Club – 4875 Victoria Dr. Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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

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