Top 10 Vancouver Concerts – Spring 2016

It’s officially spring, which means the Vancouver’s concert calendar is about to get a whole lot busier. From Top 40 pop, indie rock and nostalgia favorites, the slate for April and May has something for every music fan. Here are our picks for ten must-sees in the city this spring.

Ellie Goulding – April 1st @ Rogers Arena
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The UK pop star behind hit singles “Burn”, “On My Mind”, “Love Me Like You Do” and “Lights” released her latest album Delirium last November. Featuring a pop-oriented sound, the new album should be featured prominently on her latest concert tour, which kicks off in Vancouver on April 1st.
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Father John Misty – April 5 @ Orpheum Theatre
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Josh Tillman brings folk and indie rock to the sold-out Orpheum Theatre this spring.
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Twenty One Pilots – April 10 & 11 @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
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The duo from Columbus, Ohio is getting regular radio play these days with their chart-topping single “Blurryface”, and have become an in-demand act for marquee music festivals such as Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo. The Blurryface World Tour hits up the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for two hotly-anticipated shows on April 10 & 11.
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Iron Maiden – April 10 @ Rogers Arena
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British rockers Iron Maiden have been a fixture in the heavy metal genre for over 30 years, and released their 16th album last fall titled The Book of Souls. Their latest concert tour hits the stage at Rogers Arena on April 10.
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Paul McCartney – April 19 & 20 @ Rogers Arena
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The former Beatle has become a star solo recording artist in his own right, and fans will have two nights to see him this spring. The last time McCartney was in Vancouver, he performed to a sold-out BC Place – fans will get to see him on a more intimate stage at Rogers Arena on April 19 & 20.
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Rihanna – April 23 @ Rogers Arena
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Rihanna released her first album in four years Anti this past January, and is following that up with a world tour that will take her across North America and Europe this year. Fans will get to see her in concert at Rogers Arena on April 23.
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James Bay – April 27 @ Orpheum Theatre
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English indie rocker James Bay is a rising star on the block, and his sold-out show at the Orpheum Theatre is indicative of his growing fanbase. He’ll be promoting his debut album Chaos and the Calm when his tour arrives in Vancouver April 27.
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Selena Gomez – May 14 @ Rogers Arena
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After releasing her latest album Revival last fall, Selena Gomez has seen her singles “Good for You”, “Same Old Love” and most recently “Hands to Myself” top radio charts worldwide. The Revival World Tour brings the pop star to Rogers Arena on May 14.
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Paul Simon – May 26 @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
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Paul Simon of Simon & Garfunkel fame has become one of music’s iconic artists in his own right. He is due to release his 13th solo album Stranger to Stranger on April 29, 2016, and fans are clamouring to see him perform both new and old hits at Queen Elizabeth Theatre on May 26.
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The Cure – May 31 @ Deer Lake Park
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English punk rock icons The Cure are going on a 26-date North American tour this year, and Burnaby is one of the lucky cities to host a show at picturesque Deer Lake Park.
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