Concerts

Rock band Trigger Mafia will be featured during the Hell or High Water benefit concert and day-long telethon on Sunday, March 13. Later, the band will be playing its first live show at Vancouver’s Roxy Cabaret, on April 1. (File photo)

‘Hell or High Water’ concert and telethon to involve Surrey-area musicians and studio March 13

Evening live concert at Mission’s Clarke Theatre to be livestreamed by Hubcast Studios in Surrey

Rock band Trigger Mafia will be featured during the Hell or High Water benefit concert and day-long telethon on Sunday, March 13. Later, the band will be playing its first live show at Vancouver’s Roxy Cabaret, on April 1. (File photo)
The Dan Hare-led band Centrefield performed the music of CCR and John Fogerty during a Langley Charitable Nights series dinner/dance event at George Preston Recreation Centre on Saturday, Feb. 26. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Dinner/concert nights get people dancing for charities at Langley’s George Preston rec centre

‘We know it will be popular. It’s a great meal with great music, you can’t lose,’ organizer says

The Dan Hare-led band Centrefield performed the music of CCR and John Fogerty during a Langley Charitable Nights series dinner/dance event at George Preston Recreation Centre on Saturday, Feb. 26. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Motley Crüe, shown here in 2012, returns on tour this year with Def Leppard and others, with a concert at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium on Sept. 2. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Big concerts are back in B.C. as several bands announce 2022 dates in Vancouver, other cities

Announced Thursday was a Mötley Crüe/Def Leppard show at B.C. Place Stadium in September

Motley Crüe, shown here in 2012, returns on tour this year with Def Leppard and others, with a concert at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium on Sept. 2. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Actor/comedian Mary Walsh is now scheduled to perform at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage on Oct. 29, following the postponement of her February show there. (Submitted photo)

Surrey shows being cancelled or postponed due to health, capacity concerns

‘Artists (have) some very grave and legitimate concerns about travelling at this time,’ manager of performing arts says

Actor/comedian Mary Walsh is now scheduled to perform at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage on Oct. 29, following the postponement of her February show there. (Submitted photo)
Kites, dogs and dancers were featured in “Shadows of Eternity,” a show staged at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre in 2012 by the Paws 2 Dance canine dance group. (File photo)

Free rent of Surrey’s Bell theatre to be won in new program that assists pandemic-hit groups

Some renters are postponing or cancelling events due to B.C.’s current gathering restrictions

Kites, dogs and dancers were featured in “Shadows of Eternity,” a show staged at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre in 2012 by the Paws 2 Dance canine dance group. (File photo)
Lady Gaga at Surrey’s Mirage nightclub in 2008, from a video posted to the “alexandrajose” channel on YouTube.

Watch Lady Gaga sing ‘Just Dance’ at Surrey’s Mirage nightclub in 2008

Tickets for the show were $25, and Gaga’s debut album, The Fame, was released that week

Lady Gaga at Surrey’s Mirage nightclub in 2008, from a video posted to the “alexandrajose” channel on YouTube.
Trumpeter Jens Lindemann will perform with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Jan. 8. (Photo: trumpetsolo.com)

Trumpeter Lindemann in Surrey for VSO concert with 50% capacity Saturday

He’s the first classical brass soloist to ever receive the Order of Canada

Trumpeter Jens Lindemann will perform with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Jan. 8. (Photo: trumpetsolo.com)
Vancouver-based alt-rock band Mother Mother at the Commodore Ballroom on Thursday night, Dec. 2. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Tour-ready Mother Mother plays first of 5 sold-out concerts at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom

Local quintet can now claim the title of ‘Canada’s biggest alternative-rockers’

Vancouver-based alt-rock band Mother Mother at the Commodore Ballroom on Thursday night, Dec. 2. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Sisters Miya and Kaori Otake are harpists who will perform at Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre on the morning of Friday, Dec. 10, in a “Music for 17 Pedals and 287 Strings” concert with Bergmann Piano Duo. (File photo)

‘Music for 17 Pedals and 287 Strings’ concert sells out in Surrey

Harp-playing Otake sisters and Bergmann Piano Duo are featured in morning performance Dec. 10

Sisters Miya and Kaori Otake are harpists who will perform at Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre on the morning of Friday, Dec. 10, in a “Music for 17 Pedals and 287 Strings” concert with Bergmann Piano Duo. (File photo)
A scene from Erasure’s “Time (Hearts Full of Love)” music video, directed by Surrey’s Stephano Barberis using submitted video of band members cut with footage filmed in and around East Vancouver. (Photo: YouTube)

‘Star Wars’-like holographics in new Erasure music video by Surrey-based director Barberis

‘It was all extremely surreal to me,’ he says of the ‘Time (Hearts Full of Love)’ clip

A scene from Erasure’s “Time (Hearts Full of Love)” music video, directed by Surrey’s Stephano Barberis using submitted video of band members cut with footage filmed in and around East Vancouver. (Photo: YouTube)
Lobster rolls from Salty’s Lobster Shack will soon be available during events at the Abbotsford Centre starting this week. (Salty’s Lobster Shack Instagram photo)

Salty’s Lobster Shack serving soon at Abbotsford Centre

Popular food cart making its debut at the AC starting this Thursday (Oct. 21)

Lobster rolls from Salty’s Lobster Shack will soon be available during events at the Abbotsford Centre starting this week. (Salty’s Lobster Shack Instagram photo)
A poster for the Christmas movie “Home Alone.”

Christmas concerts coming to Surrey, plus VSO’s ‘Home Alone’ movie/music at Orpheum

Surrey Arts Centre calendar includes the return of Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir in December

A poster for the Christmas movie “Home Alone.”
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre in 2013. The VSO returns to the theatre with an Oct. 24 concert featuring Vancouver-based pianist Robert Silverman. (File photo)

Surrey theatres reopen with cautious optimism for live events this fall

Church services, concerts and other bookings return to Bell Performing Arts Centre

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre in 2013. The VSO returns to the theatre with an Oct. 24 concert featuring Vancouver-based pianist Robert Silverman. (File photo)
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The owners of Blue Frog Studios say Monday’s announcement of a vaccine ‘passport’ for non-essential activities, including concerts, has already led to a number of cancellations among ticket-holders. (File photo)

White Rock concert ticket-holders cancelling plans following vaccine ‘passport’ announcement

Blue Frog Studios owners chafe at ‘new level of administration’

The owners of Blue Frog Studios say Monday’s announcement of a vaccine ‘passport’ for non-essential activities, including concerts, has already led to a number of cancellations among ticket-holders. (File photo)
People social distance as Haviah Mighty opens up for the Arkells concert at the Budwieser Stage in Toronto on August 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Live Nation Canada to require vaccination proof or negative test at concerts

Live concerts are already being held across the country under varying COVID-19 measures

People social distance as Haviah Mighty opens up for the Arkells concert at the Budwieser Stage in Toronto on August 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
Surrey-based band Celestial Ruin features, from left to right, bass player Mike Dagenais, drummer Adam Todd, vocalist Larissa Dawn and guitar player Marcus Carey. (submitted photo)

Fiery new video helps reignite hard-rock band Celestial Ruin, with Surrey roots

The decade-old quartet continues in ‘restart’ mode that began in 2019, prior to the pandemic

Surrey-based band Celestial Ruin features, from left to right, bass player Mike Dagenais, drummer Adam Todd, vocalist Larissa Dawn and guitar player Marcus Carey. (submitted photo)
A scene from the 1985 movie “Back to The Future,” which stars Burnaby-raised Michael J. Fox (left) and Christopher Lloyd.

‘Back to the Future’ movie/concert for VSO in ‘return to full audiences’ at Orpheum Theatre

Four concerts to open orchestra’s 2021-22 concert season, starting Sept. 18

A scene from the 1985 movie “Back to The Future,” which stars Burnaby-raised Michael J. Fox (left) and Christopher Lloyd.
The band Crescent Sky in a photo posted to thecrescentsky.com.

Backyard concerts in Surrey promise ‘Summer Delight’ nights for Christmas on the Peninsula

Outdoor evening shows planned July 23-24 at home near Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest

The band Crescent Sky in a photo posted to thecrescentsky.com.
Langley-based musician Dallas Smith, pictured during the “One Night in the Valley” fundraiser at Cloverdale Agriplex in 2019, will headline the Lifted Hotel Festival in Vancouver this September. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Langley-based musician Dallas Smith, pictured during the “One Night in the Valley” fundraiser at Cloverdale Agriplex in 2019, will headline the Lifted Hotel Festival in Vancouver this September. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
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