10 concerts in Vancouver to check out this January

Dec 28 2017, 3:30 pm

Rock your way through January with our picks for 10 concerts to check out around Vancouver this month. Big Boi, Stone Sour and Halestorm, and more to enjoy.

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

That Dog Was A Band Now & Coldwater Road

  • What: Two prolific folk acts are coming together to warm up one of the first winter evenings of 2018. That Dog Was A Band Now has been making folk-ish music since meeting at a Northern Californian clown school in 2013. Coldwater Road’s songs were born around the campfire of BC’s Nicola Valley and seasoned on the seawalls of Vancouver.
  • When: Wednesday, January 3, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 pm
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $10

Big Boi

  • What: As one-half of OutKast, Big Boi has won seven Grammy Awards, sold more than 25 million albums, and created an array of music’s most influential work. Big Boi’s 2010 solo debut, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, peaked at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. His 2012 follow-up Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors enamoured tastemakers and fans alike and boasted collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Killer Mike, Kid Cudi, and more.
  • When: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $45 + fees

Cinema in Concert

  • What: Relive the magic of the movies with live orchestral accompaniment at Cinema in Concert, featuring Beijing’s 80-member China Broadcasting Film Symphony Orchestra. Led by acclaimed conductor Pang Ka Pang, the internationally-renowned CBFSO will bring new life to soundtracks from Braveheart, Casablanca, Jurassic World, Legends of the Fall, Pirates of the Caribbean, classics from The Chinese Movie Music Collection, and more.
  • When: Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $23-$158


  • What: Humans bring their tour to the Imperial Vancouver with guests MA/AM + Sam Demoe in celebration of their newest EP The Feels.
  • When: Friday, January 19, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $18


  • What: Since making her debut in 2010, LA-based alt-pop/hip-hop artist K.Flay has spun fearlessly detailed lyrics that show the bright and dark of the world in her head. For her second full-length album Every Where Is Some Where, K.Flay pushed deeper into introspection, while adding an element of political commentary.
  • When: Sunday, January 21, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $29.50

Tyler, The Creator

  • What: Tyler, the Creator is an American rapper, record producer, and music video director. He rose to prominence as the leader and co-founder of the alternative hip hop collective Odd Future. He is also the founder of Golf Wang clothing company.
  • When: Saturday January 26, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6 pm
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $47

Hollow Twin with guests Porteau and Little Crow

  • What: Hollow Twin is dark folk rock based in Vancouver. The band is fronted by Emmalee Watts and Becky Wosk who bonded over their old souls and love of classic music. The two have been making music together since 2012 and have opened for bands such as Repartee, The Darcy’s, Miss Quincy, Skye Wallace and more.
  • When: Friday, January 26, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $9.99


  • What: Wallows are the LA-based trio of Cole Preston, Braeden Lemasters, and Dylan Minnette. The band released their debut single, Pleaser, in April 2017 and quickly amassed more than 3 million streams on Spotify. The song was followed with the release of singles Sun Tan and Uncomfortable, along with a series of sold out shows.
  • When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $21.50


  • What: Through her first three records, Lights built an incredibly passionate fan base, selling out tours around the world, earning 100 million in US streams, more than 200,000 in US album sales, two JUNO Awards, and three Gold album certifications. Lights has played numerous festivals including Coachella, and toured with OneRepublic, Tegan & Sara, Paramore, Kaskade, PVRIS and many others. She will embark on her worldwide headlining tour in 2018.
  • When: January 30 and January 31, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver,
  • Tickets: Online, $40.50

Stone Sour and Halestorm

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Stone Sour + Halestorm (Abbotsford Centre)

  • What: American heavy metal band Stone Sour and country music group Halestorm are coming to Metro Vancouver with special guests The Dead Deads.
  • When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Road, Abbotsford
  • Tickets: $39.50, $59.50, $69.50 (including GST and service charges) – Tickets available via Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000 and via Ticketmaster
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