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20 concerts in Vancouver to check out in June

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Daniel Chai Jun 01, 2017 3:55 am 2,661

Put your smartphones in the air! Vancouver is filled with great concerts in June and Daily Hive has the rundown on the biggest and best. From rock to R&B, Afrobeat to Jazz, here are 20 concerts to check out around Vancouver.

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

John Legend

  • What: Acclaimed, multi-platinum selling, Oscar, Golden Globe, and 10x Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter John Legend will be in the city as part of his “Darkness and Light Tour.” This show is bound to be legendary.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: June 1 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $35-$125

Midnight Oil

  • What: Midnight Oil is more than just a rock & roll band. From the beaches of Sydney to the streets of Manhattan, they’ve stopped traffic, inflamed passions, inspired fans, and broken new ground. Now they’re on The Great Circle tour, stopping in Vancouver.
  • Where: Malkin Bowl opposite Stanley Park Pavilion – Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • When: June 2 at 6:30 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $55

Up Dharma Down

  • What: This award-winning band from the Philippines is touring Canada, with influences from trip-hop, electronica and post-rock, to create a unique sound.
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St., Vancouver
  • When: June 4. Doors 5:30 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketfly, $50 in advance, $60 on door, $80 VIP w/ meet and greet

TWRP

  • What: This synth-rock band from Toronto is on tour to support their latest EP release Ladyworld.
  • Where: The Cobalt – 917 Main St, Vancouver
  • When: June 4 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketweb, or at Red Cat​ ​Main St, Red Cat Hastings St and Zulu, $12

Mount Kimbie

  • What: This acclaimed English electronic music duo are returning to Vancouver on their North America tour.
  • Where: The Imperial – 319 Main St, Vancouver
  • When: June 8. Doors at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketweb, or at Red Cat​ ​Main St, Red Cat Hastings St and Zulu, $20

Future

  • What: This Atlanta rapper’s stylish, minimal blend of rap and R&B have made him one of the genre’s brightest rising stars, resulting in collaborations with everyone from Lil Wayne to Ciara.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: June 9 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $49-$617

Hollerado

  • What: Hollerado’s debut album Record In A Bag came out in 2009 and received a Canadian JUNO award nomination for Best New Artist. Eight years on, they’ve had multiple hits and the exhaustive songwriting project is continuing here.
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • When: June 10 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketweb, $20

Hellyeah

  • What: This impressive metal band is back with a new album, UNDEN!ABLE, and its frontloaded with songs that crackle with a “palpable industrial aggro energy.” Here’s hoping their concert in Vancouver is the same.
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • When: June 12 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $29.50

Tool

  • What: This American alternative metal rock band from Los Angeles are renowned for their visual shows and have won three Grammy awards since the band formed back in the 1980s. Now, after a hiatus, they’re back in Vancouver.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: June 15 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $75-$125

Tarrus Riley

  • What: Tarrus Riley is among the leading ambassadors of modern day Reggae Music in Jamaica; his commanding vocals, intuitive lyrics and vibrant personality have combined to create a formidable artiste with authentic credentials in Reggae music.
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • When: June 15 at 9:15 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $32.50

Bonnie Raitt

  • What: Bluesy singer/songwriter Bonnie Raitt returns to Vancouver in her first extended tour of Canada in more than 10 years, following the release of her Grammy-nominated 20th album Dig In Deep.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: June 19 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $49.50-$99.50

Seu Jorge presents A Life Aquatic

  • What: You might know Brazilian singer/songwriter Seu Jorge best for his role in the film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, as a guitarist member of a sea expedition crew, singing the songs of David Bowie. Well, now you can relive it in person.
  • Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • When: June 22 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketfly, $59-$76

Antibalas

  • What: Conceived in Mexico City and born in a Brooklyn warehouse in 1997, Antibalas is rooted in Afrobeat. Their live shows are the stuff of legend—hot, sweaty, dance marathons set to a tight, infectious groove.
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: June 23. Doors at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketfly, $63

Jurassic 5

  • What: Part of the new underground rap of the late 90s, this legendary American alternative hip-hop group had a huge hit with Concrete Schoolyard and released four albums before splitting in 2007. Now they’re back to bring on the beats once more.
  • Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday June 23 and Saturday, June 24 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $45

Tommy Emmanuel

  • What: This Australian guitar master and multiple-Grammy nominee draws out the full emotional range and power of his instrument in his blues and folk compositions, pulling inspiration from perfect imperfections and intrepid improvisations.
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: June 25. Doors at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketfly, $55-$60

Ziggy Marley

  • What: Pop/reggae superstar Ziggy Marley just took home another Grammy—his eighth—for his sublime new self-titled recording. Thirteen albums into his legendary career, his uplifting message of hope in the face of adversity is stronger than ever.
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: June 26 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketfly, $71-$76

Bokante

  • What: Newly formed Bokanté is the brainchild of Snarky Puppy founder Michael League, bringing together eight musicians from four continents to create a diverse ensemble rich in groove, melody and soul.
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: June 27 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketfly, $45-$50

Ryan Adams

  • What: Acclaimed singer-songwriter Ryan Adams returns to Vancouver in support of his 15th studio album, Prisoner, a direct transmission from the singer-songwriter’s psyche and soul, right down to the album artwork painted by Adams himself.
  • Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • When: June 27 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $35-59.50

Branford Marsalis

  • What: NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. He’ll be performing in Vancouver with the VSO and his longtime quartet pianist Joey Calderazzo.
  • Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • When: June 28 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On VSO, $61-$86

Thievery Corporation

  • What: Thievery Corporation virtually defines an entire sub-genre of electronic music, selling millions of albums, and collaborating with such luminaries as David Byrne, The Flaming Lips, Femi Kuti, and Bebel Gilberto.
  • Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • When: June 29 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketfly, $95-$110

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

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