Gear up, Squamish – some big names are coming to town this summer!
The Squamish Valley Music Festival is rapidly making a name for itself as a marquee date for music fans, and 2015 welcomes the likes of British soul star Sam Smith, folk rockers Mumford and Sons, and Canadian rapper Drake. The three-day festival will take over the Logger Sports Grounds on August 7, 8 and 9. Tickets go on sale next week.
Squamish will mark the third time in less than a year that Sam Smith will perform in the Vancouver area. Within such a short time period and no new album set for release, fans will likely be treated to Smith’s existing (albeit very good) material that has rocketed him to stardom in the past year.
Conversely, those lining up to see Drake will get treated to new material on his recently-released album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, which appeared on iTunes on February 13.
There’s been plenty of speculation over the past few months, and an appearance in the Grammys is always a sign of things to come. Today legendary Australian band AC/DC finally delivered on those rumors by announcing 13 North American tour dates in the fall. The band released its latest album Rock or Bust in November 2014, its first since 2008’s Black Ice.
Tickets for the new tour go on sale next week. The 13-date stadium tour features 7 Canadian stops, including Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Edmonton. August 22 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
August 26 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
August 28 – Quebec City, ON @ Plains Of Abraham August 31 – Montreal, QC @ Olympic Stadium September 3 – Ottawa, ON @ TD Place September 5 – Moncton, NB @ Magnetic Hill September 8 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field September 10 – Toronto, ON @ Downsview Park September 15 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field September 20 – Edmonton, AL @ Commonwealth Stadium September 2 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place September 25 – San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park September 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium Buy AC/DC Tickets