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18 concerts in Vancouver to check out this July

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Daniel Chai Jun 30, 2017 6:41 am 3,558

Whether you’re looking to beat the heat or soak up the sun, there’s no better way than to enjoy a concert! From classic rock to folk to rap, here are 18 concerts to check out around Vancouver.

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

Queen + Adam Lambert

  • What: The British rockers and American singer are back together for another collaboration tour, bringing Queen favourites like “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Under Pressure” to Vancouver once more.
  • When: July 2
  • Time: Doors 7 pm / Show 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $49.50-$190

Tiger Army and Murder by Death

  • What: Southern Cal punksters Tiger Army have been honing their psychobilly twists since 1995, meanwhile Indiana-based Murder by Death have been sharing their ominous rock sounds since 2001.
  • When: July 3
  • Time: Doors 8 pm / Show 9 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $35

Daniel Lanois

  • What: Daniel Lanois is one of the finest sonic experimenters of recent years, and is on tour in support of his album Goodbye To Language, constructed entirely from the sounds of the pedal steel guitar and a sense of sonic futurism.
  • When: July 5
  • Time: Doors 8 pm / Show 9:30 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $29.50

Say Hello 2 Heaven: A charity concert for Suicide Prevention

  • What: A charity concert for The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC featuring the music of Chris Cornell. Featuring performances by BOG, Left Spine Down, The Waning Light, Chris Olson, and many more.
  • When: July 7
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$15

FVDED in the Park 2017

  • What: Back for its third year, FVDED in the Park is set to take over Surrey’s Holland Park this summer, bringing some high energy artists over the festival’s two days on July 7 and 8. With programming scheduled to showcase a variety of musical genres, and the recent cancellation of other festivals in the region, FVDED is expected to attract over 40,000 festival goers this year, making it the largest outdoor event in Metro Vancouver.
  • When: July 7 and 8
  • Where: Holland Park – 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey
  • Passes: Available through FVDEDinthePark.com starting at $119.50

Birdtalker

  • What: Birdtalker is made up of Zack and Dani Green, Andy Hubright, Brian Seligman, and Jesse Baker. Birdtalker’s hope is simply that the more music they write and share, the more true and vulnerable interactions may be born from it.
  • When: July 12
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Khalid

  • What: This up and coming American singer and songwriter from El Paso, Texas, inspired by Frank Ocean, and Chance The Rapper, is best known for his debut single Location.
  • When: July 13
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: PNE Forum – 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketleader, $39.50

The Rabbitts with Gregor Kennedy

  • What: The Rabbitts are a duo from England who recently released their debut EP “Avocado Ginger Tree”, five gentle folk songs featuring the duo’s vocals, fingerstyle guitar, mandolin and harmonic. Featuring guest Gregor Kennedy.
  • When: July 15
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows

  • What: These two bands have joined musical forces to launch the A Brief History of Everything tour across North America. If you’re hoping to relive the story of “Mr. Jones,” or remember just how lonely “3 am” can get, this is the gig for you.
  • When: July 16
  • Time: Doors at 6 pm / Show at 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $39–$115

J. Cole

  • What: American hip-hop recording artist and record producer J. Cole is back to Vancouver in July as part of a massive world tour. Stopping in at Rogers Arena on July 18, the multi-platinum-selling artist is touring in support of his fourth album, 4 Your Eyez Only, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in December.
  • When: July 18
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm / Show at 8 pm
  •  Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: on Ticketmaster, $29.50-$149.50

The Psychedelic Furs

  • What: Born out of the post-punk UK rock scene in 1977, the Furs quickly developed as one of the premiere bands on US College and Modern Rock radio scoring a multitude of #1 singles. Now they’re back to bring you even more alternative rock.
  • When: July 19
  • Time: Doors 8 pm / Show 9 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $39.50

Michael Jackson HIStory Show

  • What: A musical tribute and live concert experience that journeys through Michael Jackson’s vast and incredible catalogue of work including his beginnings as a member of the Jackson 5, his groundbreaking theatrics in the 80s and his evolution onward into the 21st century. Performed live by multi-talented impersonator Dantanio.
  • When: July 22
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm / Show at 8 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $30-$59

Jack Johnson

  • What: This American singer-songwriter is known for his easygoing acoustic tunes and his hit debut album Brushfire Fairytales. Since then, Johnson has released a slew of hits including “Better Together,” “Upside Down” and “Banana Pancakes.”
  • When: July 23
  • Time: Doors at 5 pm/ Show at 6:30 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Park– 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $59.50

Neil Diamond

  • What: Get ready to sing some “Sweet Caroline.” Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Member, Neil Diamond, will be stopping by on his “50 Year Anniversary World Tour.”
  • When: July 24
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm/ Show at 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $39.50-$199.50

Bob Dylan

  • What: Largely regarded as the “Voice of a Generation,” legendary singer-songwriter Dylan is famed for folk hits like “A Rolling Stone” , “Mr. Tambourine Man” and “The Times They Are A-Changin.”
  • When: July 25
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm/ Show at 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $46.50-$112

Bruno Mars

  • What: Grammy award winner Bruno Mars is on a world tour in support of his new album 24K Magic, offering his usual classic showmanship in the vein of James Brown and Michael Jackson, with a tightly choreographed nine-piece soul band.
  • When: July 26 and 27
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm/ Show at 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $40-$195

Ed Sheeran

  • What: The hugely popular 26-year-old British singer-songwriter is touring North America and he’s making a stop in Vancouver this summer to… sing!
  • When: July 28
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm/ Show at 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $46.50-$116.50

Chase Rice

  • What: A former linebacker and a one-time NASCAR pit crew member, Chase Rice’s entry into country music was no wild card and his relentless touring has earned him an impressive following of country music fans.
  • When: July 28
  • Time: Doors 8 pm / Show 9 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $45

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

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