Top Ten Concert and Comedy picks in Vancouver in the New Year

Happy New Year! The beginning of a new calendar is always an exciting time, and Vancouver’s events scene is looking as vibrant as ever as we go into 2016. From marquee headlining concerts and top comedy names, the new year has something for every taste.

Here are our picks for the top events of Winter/Spring 2016:

So You Think You Can Dance

Friday, January 8th – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

So You Think You Can Dance Vancouver

See the hit reality TV show bring the hottest dance routines live to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage!

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Dirty Dancing

January 12th-17th – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

The 1987 classic comes to life on stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre!

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WWE Live

Sunday, February 7th – Abbotsford Entertainment Centre

See all the action, thrilling stunts and wrestling royalty live in the ring at the Abbotsford Entertainment Centre!

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Brad Paisley

Sunday, February 14th – Rogers Arena

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a country music date to the Crushin’ It World Tour!

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Trevor Noah

Friday, February 19th – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

The host of The Daily Show is returning to his stand-up roots for the Just For Laughs Northwest festival hitting Vancouver for the first time.

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Wanda Sykes

Wednesday, February 24th – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

One of Entertainment Weekly’s Top 25 Funniest People and The New Adventures of Old Christine star is performing live stand-up at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as part of Just For Laughs Northwest.

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Justin Bieber

Friday, March 11th – Rogers Arena

Justin Bieber is making his comeback to music in a gigantic way, with multiple chart-topping singles and a new album – the Purpose World Tour is coming to Rogers Arena and is one of the hottest tours of the year!

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Friday, April 1st – Commodore Ballroom

The Australian hard rock legends are back with a new album and concert tour in 2016.

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Iron Maiden

Sunday, April 10th – Rogers Arena

The English heavy metal legends are back with a new album and the Book of Souls World Tour!

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Saturday, April 23th – Rogers Arena

Pop megastar Rihanna is back with Anti, her first album since 2012’s Unapologetic, and a new world tour to boot! Don’t miss one of the hottest concert acts of the year as she performs at Rogers Arena!

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