Concerts

Rapper Merkules, aka Surrey-raised Cole Stevenson, in a promo photo sent by Live Nation Entertainment.

Surrey-raised rapper Merkules plans December concert at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver

Rising-star rapper speaks on topics ‘that maybe everybody else isn’t willing to talk about’

 

Attendees of the Breakout Festival in Vancouver Sunday (Sept. 18) were caught on video destroying venue structures, in apparent anger after the night’s headliner Lil Baby cancelled last minute. (Twitter screenshot/@mc1040597)

VIDEO: Vancouver festival-goers destroy venue structures after Lil Baby cancels

About 1,000 of 5,200 attendees responsible for destruction, according to organizers

 

The band Brass Camel plays prog-rock fit for a Queen fan. (Submitted photo: Mary Matheson)

Brass Camel’s new album is a prog-rock party 5 years in the making, and it’s time to celebrate

After the death of a sibling, Surrey-raised guitarist/singer channelled grief into creating ‘Brass’

 

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Vancouver rockers line up to play drummer’s ‘F**K Cancer’ concert at Coquitlam casino

With help of Rocket Norton and friends, the Oct. 1 show will raise money for BC Cancer Foundation

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Luke Combs, seen here in Nashville last June, will tour to BC Place in Vancouver next May. (File photo: Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Country star Luke Combs to play Vancouver’s BC Place on a Saturday night next May

Tickets go on sale Sept. 16 at 10 a.m., Live Nation Entertainment announced

Luke Combs, seen here in Nashville last June, will tour to BC Place in Vancouver next May. (File photo: Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
The Canadian Piano Quartet features Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann (at left) with Edward Turgeon and Anne Louise-Turgeon. (Photo: canadianpianoquartet.com)
The Canadian Piano Quartet features Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann (at left) with Edward Turgeon and Anne Louise-Turgeon. (Photo: canadianpianoquartet.com)
Dave Matthews Band live at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA, on Saturday, Sept. 3, in a photo by Sanjay Suchaka and posted to the band’s Facebook page.

CONCERTS: Dave Matthews Band to kick off fall tour at Rogers Arena in Vancouver

Other fall concerts here by The Offspring and The Headstones

Dave Matthews Band live at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA, on Saturday, Sept. 3, in a photo by Sanjay Suchaka and posted to the band’s Facebook page.
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Surrey’s Edmundson leads Elektra Women’s Choir for a 36th season of concerts starting Oct. 1

Four ‘diverse and engaging’ concerts, including a Christmas-themed performance in South Surrey

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Julio Avila Cuban Band. (Submitted photo)
Julio Avila Cuban Band. (Submitted photo)
American alt-rock band Cake plays this year’s Summer Night Concerts series at the PNE Fair, on Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Submitted photo)

Q&A with Cake, pre-PNE: Singer John McCrea on the new album, Twitter politics, one ‘Cake Forest’

The fair’s Summer Night Concerts start Saturday with The B-52s ‘farewell tour’ show

American alt-rock band Cake plays this year’s Summer Night Concerts series at the PNE Fair, on Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Submitted photo)
Vancouver Zion Mission Choir and Coram Deo Foundation have partnered to present a benefit concert Aug. 25 at Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. (Submitted photo)

Choir’s Aug. 25 benefit concert to help deafblind people ‘navigate daily life’ in South Korea

$100,000 is the fundraising goal for event at UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Vancouver Zion Mission Choir and Coram Deo Foundation have partnered to present a benefit concert Aug. 25 at Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. (Submitted photo)
Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP

From Mendes to New Kids, concert cancellations prove a costly gamble for fans

Fans sometimes stuck with hefty travel, hotel expenses

Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP
The Washboard Union performs at the Gone Country fundraising concert Saturday, July 23 in Cloverdale. (Photo: Kari Simpson)

PHOTOS: Gone Country benefit concert raises record $842,000 in Cloverdale

The Washboard Union capped a day of country bands at event, paused by pandemic since 2019

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The Washboard Union performs at the Gone Country fundraising concert Saturday, July 23 in Cloverdale. (Photo: Kari Simpson)
Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre performs Aqualung at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on July 25. Drew Stawin Photography

Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre Aqualung 50th Anniversary Tour

With original band member Clive Bunker

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Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre performs Aqualung at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on July 25. Drew Stawin Photography
Ryan Langevin in The Rocket Man, a stage show that features the music of Elton John. (Submitted photo)

All hits all night in Ryan Langevin’s return to Surrey with The Rocket Man/The Piano Man

Two-part tribute show to Elton John and Billy Joel at Bell theatre June 30

Ryan Langevin in The Rocket Man, a stage show that features the music of Elton John. (Submitted photo)
Surrey-raised R&B duo Manila Grey, shown performing at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom in June, will headline the 2022 Surrey Fusion Festival. (Photo: facebook.com/manilagreymusic)

Surrey’s rising R&B stars Manila Grey to headline Fusion Festival 4 years after losing band contest

Annual showcase of music, food and cultures returns to Holland Park on July 23-24

Surrey-raised R&B duo Manila Grey, shown performing at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom in June, will headline the 2022 Surrey Fusion Festival. (Photo: facebook.com/manilagreymusic)
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New music festival brings The Offspring, Mother Mother, other bands to Ambleside Park waterfront

Weekend passes now sold for the 3-day Ambleside Music Festival

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The 2019 5X Festival Block party attracted thousands of people to Surrey’s Central City Plaza. This year’s event moves to Holland Park and it will be followed by a free “Reopening Celebration.” (File photo: Lauren Collins)
The 2019 5X Festival Block party attracted thousands of people to Surrey’s Central City Plaza. This year’s event moves to Holland Park and it will be followed by a free “Reopening Celebration.” (File photo: Lauren Collins)
The touring production “Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic” hits Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage on Thursday, June 16, with Dominic Warren (left) singing Freddie Mercury’s parts and Rusty Red playing Brian May’s guitar riffs. (Submitted photo)

Queen show coming to Surrey with ‘spectacle’ and ‘energy’ of band’s landmark 1986 London concert

Canadian tour postponed by COVID a couple times before 36-date run of theatres this spring/summer

The touring production “Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic” hits Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage on Thursday, June 16, with Dominic Warren (left) singing Freddie Mercury’s parts and Rusty Red playing Brian May’s guitar riffs. (Submitted photo)
Surrey-based Aequitas Singers will perform a “Finding Colours in the Grey” concert Saturday, June 18 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall. The choir rehearses Tuesday evenings at David Brankin Elementary in Whalley. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Finding Colours in the Grey’ concert amplifies Surrey’s Aequitas Singers following Zoom adventures

‘Ironically, we actually gained members during COVID,’ choir member says ahead of June 18 showcase

Surrey-based Aequitas Singers will perform a “Finding Colours in the Grey” concert Saturday, June 18 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall. The choir rehearses Tuesday evenings at David Brankin Elementary in Whalley. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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