After a thrilling Day 1 of matches at BC Place, bracket play begins on Sunday morning for the Canada Sevens tournament – see the full schedule of matches below: Continue reading
Move over, January – after a relatively quiet month in Vancouver’s events scene, February is promising to have something for everyone. The Vancouver Canucks are back in town for most of the month and the inaugural Just For Laughs Northwest comedy festival will headline downtown venues with marquee names like Trevor Noah and Wanda Sykes.
Here are our picks for must-see events for next week: Continue reading
American rockers Dave Matthews Band have a tradition of touring America every summer, and this year is no different. Tickets to their 2015 run – including a September 1st Vancouver date – are now on sale.
Buy Dave Matthews Band Tickets
The full list of 2015 summer tour dates is as follows (via Pollstar): Continue reading
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
GSP is getting his wish.
Fresh off his comeback win over Carlos Condit one month ago, Georges St-Pierre is returning to the Octagon in the spring. The reigning welterweight champion is set to fight Nick Diaz in a title bout at the Bell Centre on March 16, 2013. It’s a fight that St-Pierre has been gunning for in the aftermath of his successful title defence in November, a rematch after Diaz was pulled from their UFC 137 matchup due to Diaz’s no-show at promotional events and then injury forcing St-Pierre out of another matchup back in February.
The bout between GSP and Diaz has clearly touched a nerve with the normally statesman-like St-Pierre, who was quoted as saying that Diaz has “made it personal and I personally can’t wait”. There’s bad blood between the two fighters, which should make for an especially interesting match-up come March.
Other matchups on the UFC 158 card include other welterweight bouts between Canadian Rory MacDonald and Carlos Condit, as well as Johny Hendricks taking on Jake Ellenberger. Public onsales start January 19th, but fans can pre-order their UFC 158 tickets with ShowTimeTickets.com, where you can get any ticket, any time for all the best events worldwide!
Buy your UFC 158 tickets today and don’t miss out on an old-fashioned grudge match!
Cirque du Soleil is world-renowned for its dazzling combination of circus acrobatics, theatrical storytelling and unmatched production value in costumes and live music. What began as a small touring troupe is now one of Canada’s most recognizable and successful entertainment exports, with shows in over 40 countries.
Cirque’s latest North American production Amaluna is currently performing under their trademark blue-and-yellow tent at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. The show is inspired by the Shakespearean tale The Tempest, following a group of men washed ashore upon a mysterious island populated by goddesses. A princess of the island eventually falls in love with one of the men and the show’s acts follow the trials of the ensuing romance.
The show has garnered rave reviews (see: The Straight and Vancouver Sun) from the press praising the show’s plot, cast, and of course, the circus stunts and acts that have made Cirque so famous. Highlights – if one can pick one out of the many – include women traipsing on tight-wires in high heels, aerial scenes with actors careening over the audience’s heads, and a steamy, borderline-PG waterbowl contortionist act.
Amaluna is on an extended run at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place until January 20th, 2013, and is slated to perform in Calgary and Edmonton in the spring. Order your Cirque du Soleil tickets today and experience an unforgettable show like no other!
After a successful run this past February, the Davis Cup is returning to Vancouver. From February 1st to 3rd, some of the world’s best tennis players will descend upon the Doug Mitchell Sports Centre at the University of British Columbia.
The Davis Cup tournament is the premier international team event in men’s tennis, and this year’s event pits Spain against Canada. While it’s not clear whether top-ranked Spaniard Rafael Nadal will make the trip to Vancouver – players have not yet been named to teams – team Canada is still guaranteed to be in tough against the #1-ranked tennis nation in the world.
Tennis fans will not want to miss out as the best players in the sport descend on the UBC court this February – order your Davis Cup Tickets today with ShowTimeTickets.com, where We Are Never Sold Out!
Talk show host, media producer and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey – arguably the most successful and influential woman in the entertainment business – is coming to Vancouver and Calgary! Today it was announced that Winfrey had added a January 24th show in Vancouver, in addition to her Calgary show on January 22nd that was announced earlier this month.
An Evening with Oprah dates:
January 22, 2013 – Calgary, AB (Scotiabank Saddledome)
January 24, 2013 – Vancouver, BC (Rogers Arena)
Tickets to Oprah’s Calgary show are already sold out at the box office, and tickets to her Vancouver date officially go on sale Dec. 1.
Regardless of whether tickets are sold out at the box office, you can get your Oprah Winfrey tickets from ShowTimeTickets.com, where We Are Never Sold Out!
The game of musical chairs continues on the UFC 149 fight card in Calgary this summer. Tickets for UFC 149 have long been sold out, but there is still uncertainty about who 18-odd thousand fans will actually see inside the Octagon come July 21st.
So here is the latest update on the UFC 149 fight card, straight from UFC.com:
UFC 149 and UFC on FOX 4 have swapped stars after another pair of injuries shook up the summer fight scene today.
British middleweight Michael Bisping has been injured and is out of his UFC 149 bout against rising force Tim Boetsch. Stepping in to meet “The Barbarian” will be Hector Lombard, a former Cuban Olympian who rides a 25-fight unbeaten streak into his Octagon debut.
Lombard had been slated to fight Brian Stann in the main event of UFC on FOX 4 in August, but was left opponentless earlier today after Stann was forced to withdraw due to injury. That event got a new headliner in the form of Shogun Rua, who’d been left orphaned on the UFC 149 fight card after planned opponent Thiago Silva was hurt.
Two Thiagos Injured, Off Canada Card updated June 4
Two of the UFC’s top Thiagos have suffered injuries forcing them off the UFC 149 fight card, as Thiago Alves is out of his bout against Siyar Bahadurzada, while Thiago Silva has had to withdraw from his co-main bout against former light heavyweight champion Shogun Rua.
Stepping in to the welterweight bout in Alves’ place is Chris Clements, a striker from London, Ontario, Canada, who won his UFC debut at UFC 145 in April. Continue reading