Concerts

Rockzilla is coming to Abbotsford in 2023. (Abbotsford Centre photo)

Rockzilla concert featuring Papa Roach, Falling in Reverse coming to Abbotsford

Rockers set to take over Abbotsford Centre on Thursday, March 2, 2023

 

FILE - Anthony Kiedis, from left, Flea and Chad Smith, of Red Hot Chili Peppers, appear at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28, 2022, in Newark, N.J. Live Nation said Monday the band will perform at a set of stadium shows and festivals across North America and Europe beginning March 29. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

‘Road Trippin’: Red Hot Chili Peppers kick off 2023 world tour in Vancouver

Fresh off a 2-album 2022, band will launch global trek at BC Place in March

 

Musician Daniel Wesley in a promo photo shot in Maui in 2018. (Photo: danielwesley.com)

Rockin’ realtor Daniel Wesley to headline Santa Fox Ball at Coquitlam casino theatre

Since 2006 Wesley has recorded nine albums of feel-good songs, most recently in 2019

 

Video shot by a citizen outside of Abbotsford Centre on Saturday night (Nov. 26) captured a man under arrest being hit twice in the face by an officer. (Screengrab from video by Marty Gaites)

VIDEO: Abbotsford cop filmed punching man twice during arrest after The Offspring concert

Abbotsford Police Department says professional standards branch is reviewing incident

Video shot by a citizen outside of Abbotsford Centre on Saturday night (Nov. 26) captured a man under arrest being hit twice in the face by an officer. (Screengrab from video by Marty Gaites)
Marshmello (left) and The Offspring both perform at different venues in Abbotsford on Saturday (Nov. 26).

Abbotsford transforming into live music destination on Saturday

The Offspring performing in Abbotsford on Saturday, Marshmello now cancelled

Marshmello (left) and The Offspring both perform at different venues in Abbotsford on Saturday (Nov. 26).
Ezra Kwizera and band perform at Hubcast Media’s intimate Campus Studios on Nov. 19. The studio is located in the Port Kells area of Surrey. (Submitted photo)
Ezra Kwizera and band perform at Hubcast Media’s intimate Campus Studios on Nov. 19. The studio is located in the Port Kells area of Surrey. (Submitted photo)
FILE - Singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in a concert at Wembley Stadium on June 22, 2018, in London. On the heels of a messy ticket roll out for Swift’s first tour in years, fans are angry; they’re also energized against Ticketmaster. While researchers agree that there’s no way to tell how long the energy could last, the outrage shows a way for young people to become more politically engaged through fan culture. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Taylor Swift ticket trouble could drive political engagement

Size of Swift’s fandom spurring conversations about economic inequality symbolized by Ticketmaster

FILE - Singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in a concert at Wembley Stadium on June 22, 2018, in London. On the heels of a messy ticket roll out for Swift’s first tour in years, fans are angry; they’re also energized against Ticketmaster. While researchers agree that there’s no way to tell how long the energy could last, the outrage shows a way for young people to become more politically engaged through fan culture. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
Sir Elton John performs live at the Elton John's final North American show of his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Elton John rockets toward retirement at Dodger Stadium

Forty seven years after he took the stage at Dodger Stadium in…

Sir Elton John performs live at the Elton John's final North American show of his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
FILE - Taylor Swift attends an ‘in conversation with Taylor Swift’ event at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9, 2022. Swift’s latest album Anti-Hero released on Oct. 21. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Ticketmaster canceling next Taylor Swift concert ticket sale

Decision came two days after a presale event caused the site to crash

FILE - Taylor Swift attends an ‘in conversation with Taylor Swift’ event at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9, 2022. Swift’s latest album Anti-Hero released on Oct. 21. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Ticketmaster tickets and gift cards are shown at a box office in San Jose, Calif., on May 11, 2009. A pre-sale for Swift’s U.S. tour next year resulted in crash after crash on Ticketmaster. A pre-sale for Swift’s U.S. tour next year resulted in crash after crash on Ticketmaster. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Shake it off? Parents come up short for Taylor Swift tickets

Ticketmaster called demand “historically unprecedented” with millions of people trying to buy

FILE - Ticketmaster tickets and gift cards are shown at a box office in San Jose, Calif., on May 11, 2009. A pre-sale for Swift’s U.S. tour next year resulted in crash after crash on Ticketmaster. A pre-sale for Swift’s U.S. tour next year resulted in crash after crash on Ticketmaster. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
Bryan Adams, right, on stage at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, with video of his mother, Jane Clark, on a screen behind him. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Who knew Bryan Adams once lived in Surrey? We didn’t, until he rocked Rogers Arena on Saturday

During concert, an Adams family story included how he got beat up while living in the Guildford area

Bryan Adams, right, on stage at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, with video of his mother, Jane Clark, on a screen behind him. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Lizzo on stage at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Monday, Nov. 7. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

REVIEW: Lizzo had Vancouver crowd feeling good as hell for the first time in 5 years

Bottom line: Lizzo’s songs sure make girls and women feel good

Lizzo on stage at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Monday, Nov. 7. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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Music of Arabic icon Um Kulthoum sung in Surrey tribute concert by Egyptian vocalist Marwa Nagy

Event at Bell theatre timed with opening of National Geographic’s ‘Beyond King Tut’ exhibit in Vancouver

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They’re coming: Reunited blink-182 announces Vancouver concert date, tour in suggestive video

Tickets for June show go on sale Oct. 17 on Live Nation platforms

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‘Promo Monkey’ books document Surrey man’s days in the record-selling business

RayMan Ramsay writes about some of the world’s most famous musicians and local music-biz insiders

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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’

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

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)
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’

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