10 concerts in Vancouver to check out this April

Mar 25 2018, 7:35 pm

From Camila Cabello to Party for the Planet 2018 to Post Malone, here are our picks of 10 great concerts to check out around Vancouver in April.

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

The Darkness

  • What: BRIT award-winning rockers The Darkness come to Vancouver on the Tour De Prance.
  • When: Wednesday April 4, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $32.25-$35.25


  • What: The powerful Jacksonville group are slated to perform at the Abbotsford Centre on April 6. And they’ll be joined by special guests 10 years, In This Moment, and One Bad Son, in what’s set to be a concert to remember.
  • Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Road, Abbotsford
  • Tickets: via Ticketmaster from $29.50

Camila Cabello

  • What: Cabello is heading out on her first solo tour and it all kicks off in Vancouver at the Orpheum. She is set to perform fan favourites including “Havana” and her new hit single “Never Be The Same.”
  • When: Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: via Live Nation. $35 to $65.

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart performing at Jones Beach Theater in July 2017/Shutterstock

  • What: Rod has received some of the music industry’s highest awards including two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Grammy Living Legend award. The “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” singer is one of the best-selling artists in history, and he’ll be belting out hits from his long and successful career this spring in arenas across the country.
  • When: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 7:30 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: via Live Nation

Jaden Smith

  • What: Jaden Smith’s Vancity visit is part of his Vision Tour, supporting his 2017 album Syre. Also known for being the progeny of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, Smith has appeared in many films, including Men in Black II and The Karate Kid.
  • When: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 8 pm/ Show at 9 pm​
  • Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: via Ticketweb, $20

Amanda Palmer #ninjaTED2018

  • What: Amanda Palmer and special surprise guests from the local and TED communities presents #ninjaTED2018, a benefit for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
  • When: Wednesday April 11, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 pm
  • Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $19.99

Party for the Planet 2018

  • What: BC’s largest Earth Day celebration with performances by Sam Roberts (of Sam Roberts Band), Bobs & LoLo, Rockin’ Robin Show, The Freshest, and Star Captains. There will also be bike powered smoothies, enviro-bungee, BC Lions, Science World Demos, photobooths and more to enjoy.
  • When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Surrey Civic Plaza – 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey
  • Admission: Free


  • What: Canadian rock legends Sloan come to Vancouver on the ’12’ Tour.
  • When: Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Imperial Vancouver – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $35

Buffy Sainte-Marie and Special Guests

  • What: Utilizing a generous body of work spanning half a century, Buffy Sainte-Marie reminds us that the truest wealth we can accumulate is in community, story, connection and truth. Sainte-Marie and guests Ronnie Dean Harris, Mitcholos Touchie, and an̓usáyum̓, perform live at The WISE Hall.
  • When: Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: The WISE Hall – 1882 Adanac St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $30

Post Malone

Post Malone/Brandon Artis Photography

  • What: Mixing genres and original beats, Post Malone is known for his intoxicating and invigorating double-platinum certified full-length debut album Stoney. From being the #1 album on iTunes, and top 10 on the Billboard Top 200, his album accumulated over 4 billion streams globally. Not bad for a 22-year-old whose lead single “White Iverson” became an anthem upon its release in 2016.
  • When: Friday, April 27, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm / Show at 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: via Live Nation
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