What: Franz Ferdinand’s second single, Take Me Out, arrived in early 2004. The single propelled them to greater popularity in the UK and laid the groundwork for the band’s debut album. Their most recent project, 2013’s Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, featured collaborations with Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Alexis Taylor, Peter Björn & John’s Björn Yttling, Veronica Falls’ Roxanne Clifford, and DJ Todd Terje.
When: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 and Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time: Doors open at 8 pm, showtime is 9 pm
Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
What: The Killers are touring their newly released album Wonderful Wonderful, the band’s first album in five years. The Killers, named after a fictional band referenced in the music video for the New Order song Crystal, were formed in Las Vegas in 2001 by frontman Brandon Flowers. They quickly became known for their arena-pleasing anthems in songs like Somebody Told Me, Mr Brightside, and All These Things I’ve Done.
When: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time: Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 6066 Thunderbird Blvd, Vancouver
What: Songstress Jhené Aiko will be bringing her sultry tunes to Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre as she embarks on her Trip tour. The 29-year-old R&B star is known for her airy vocals and poetic lyrics. Her musical journey took off with the release of Sail Out (2013), and she rose to stardom after featuring on Drake’s hit “From Time” from his 2013 album Nothing Was the Same. Aiko has since gone on to release Souled Out (2014) and Twenty88 (2016) which was a collaboration EP with her boyfriend, rapper Big Sean.
When: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: Doors at 7 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
What: Grammy Award winner producer and rapper Jay-Z will be at Rogers Arena on December 11 as part of a massive North American tour. Mr. Beyonce, aka Shawn Carter, dropped his 13th album 4:44 on June 30 and it has topped global charts since. The album was exclusively released on Tidal, a music service that Jay-Z co-owns, during its first week.
When: Monday, December 11, 2017
Time: 8 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
What: A night of music, poetry and story in honour of Gord Downie. Hosted by C.R. Avery, house band Noah Walker, Geoff Hicks, Matt Rogers, Patrick Metzger, and Kathleen Nisbet, and a lineup of Vancouver musical talent.
When: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time: Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm
Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
What: Now in its fourth year, Music on Main is proud to present the beloved Music for the Winter Solstice concert on December 14 and 15. Featuring pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, vocalists Carman J. Price and Wallgrin, and Composer in Residence Nicole Lizée, the show will have Vancouver audiences celebrating the winter season in style.
When: December 14 and 15, 2017
Time: 8 pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
What: Always a popular draw, The Vancouver Chamber Choir is celebrating the Christmas season with selections by Bach, Vivaldi, and popular carols that will have audiences singing “Hallelujah!”. This one-night-only production will feature guest conductor John William Trotter and the ensemble’s family of choirs, orchestra, and soloists.
What: The Pacific Theatre plays host to a number of local musicians this season as Carolyn Arends, Ron Reed, The Tourist Company, and more are teaming up for Christmas Presence 2017. The celebration will be held over five nights in Vancouver with a special show in Abbotsford on Sunday, December 17.
When: December 19 to December 23, 2017
Time: Various times
Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver
What: One of the most popular bands from the 60s British Invasion, Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone will be performing at River Rock Show Theatre. Today Noone can be heard on SiriusXM Radio’s 60s on 6 channel where he hosts the show, Something Good with Peter Noone. Additionally he and the band continue to perform to sold-out audiences with their fans spanning the generations.
When: Friday, December 22, 2017
Time: 8 pm
Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Road, Richmond