10 concerts in Vancouver to check out this May

Apr 23 2018, 4:54 pm

Sing your heart out! From Khalid to P!NK to to Slayer, here are our picks of 10 concerts to check out around Vancouver in May.

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The Roxy Tour Khalid


  • What: The Grammy nominee is on his third headlining tour, The Roxy Tour. Aside from getting to hear Khalid’s chart-topping hits Young, Dumb and Broke and Location, there’s also a noble cause to the concert, as the singer will be donating one dollar from every ticket sale to local animal shelters.
  • When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Dirty Dancing

  • What: Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage features an eight-piece band that performs the timeless hits on stage along with a cast of 24.
  • When: Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford
  • Tickets: Online, $39-$90

Kendrick Lamar

  • What: Kendrick Lamar on tour with Top Dawg Entertainment’s “TDE: THE CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR” complete with the label’s all-star roster including SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR, Lance Skiiiwalker and more to be announced.
  • When: Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6:30 pm,  Show 7:30 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: via Ticketmaster

The Eagles

  • What: One of the most influential and commercially successful American rock bands of all time. The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, have scored six #1 albums, won six Grammy awards, and have topped the singles charts five times. The group was also inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 in their first year of eligibility and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2016.
  • When: Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online


  • What: She’s known for her incredible and entertaining live show, and this spring, international pop icon P!NK is unleashing all her anthems at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
  • When: Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm, showtime is 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Live Nation, $60.10-$260.10

Paul Simon

Paul Simon

Paul Simon performs in Vancouver this spring ( Fulya Atalay / Shutterstock)

  • What: Legendary singer/songwriter Paul Simon will perform live in Vancouver this spring, as he hits the road for the final time as part of his Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour. The tour will encompass shows across North America, the UK, and Europe, with Simon and his band bringing to the stage a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs which have permeated and influenced popular culture for generations.
  • When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 899 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $59 to $189


  • What: Slayer’s latest (and final) tour comes after a highly storied, almost 40-year career, which included 12 studio albums, multiple live recordings, compilations, live video and two box sets, almost 3,000 concerts around the world, five Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards, an appearance on The Tonight Show, and their own exhibit in the Smithsonian museum.
  • When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Time: 5 pm
  • Where: PNE Forum – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $77-$196.50

Rufus Wainwright

  • What: Juno award-winning American-Canadian singer and composer Rufus Wainwright is coming to Vancouver for a show this May. Wainwright has recorded seven albums over the course of his career, as well as writing a classical opera and setting Shakespearean sonnets to music. He is perhaps most famous for recording a cover of Leonard Cohen’s song Hallelujah! for the soundtrack of the movie Shrek in 2001.
  • When: Sunday, May 20, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
  • Where: UBC Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On UBC, $49.50-$69.50

Bon Iver

  • What: Indie-folk band Bon Iver will be bringing their stylish sound to Vancouver as part of their latest international tour. The band, which has been playing together since way back in 2006, released the album 22, A Million in September of 2016, and have received critical acclaim.
  • When: Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 5:30 pm, Show at 7 pm
  • Where: Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park – 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnab
  • Tickets: Available online, $49.50


  • What: Googoosh is a legendary Iranian singer and actress whose career spans over 60 years across music and film, with her first appearance on stage being when she was just 3 years old. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, she played and starred in numerous successful blockbuster films and in 1968, she released her first single which is the highest selling record in Iranian history.
  • When: Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online
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