Hey Vancouver guitar freaks! Anybody want to know when and where in town the world’s top guitarists will be showing their stuff this year?
Here’s your monthly roundup of upcoming concerts, featuring guitar stars from the realms of blues, rock, metal, jazz, roots, and what have you.
Don Alder, Kelly Brown, and Kris Schulz at Bluedog Guitars on March 2.
Steve Stevens with Billy Idol at the Vogue Theatre on March 3.
Sue Foley at the Metro on March 8.
Gary Rossington and Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Abbotsford Centre on March 15.
Randy Bachman opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Abbotsford Centre on March 15.
Colin James at the Orpheum Theatre on March 21.
Paul Pigat at St. James Hall on March 22.
Andreas Schuld with Buster Brown & the New Resolutions at Pat's Pub and Brewhouse on March 23.
Plini at the Biltmore Cabaret March 30.
John 5 at the Rickshaw Theatre on March 31.
Uli Jon Roth at Venue on April 1.
Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on April 10.
Michael Schenker at the Vogue Theatre on April 22.
Buddy Guy at the Orpheum Theatre on April 22.
Matt Andersen at the Chan Centre on April 25.
Coco Montoya at the Rio Theatre on May 13.
Billy Duffy of the Cult at the Vogue Theatre on June 9.
Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest at the Abbotsford Centre on June 17.
Brian Ray and Rusty Anderson with Paul McCartney at BC Place Stadium on July 6.
Brian May of Queen at Rogers Arena on July 10.
Dave Mustaine and Kiko Loureiro of Megadeth at Rogers Arena on July 11.
Zakk Wylde with Ozzy Osbourne at Rogers Arena on July 11.
Rodrigo Y Gabriela at the Vogue Theatre on July 14.
Slash at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on July 18.
Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser of Blue Oyster Cult at Rock Ambleside Park (August 16 to 18).
Pat Travers of the Pat Travers Band at Rock Ambleside Park (August 16 to 18).
Adrian Smith, Jannick Gers, and Dave Murray of Iron Maiden at Rogers Arena on September 3.
Gary Clark Jr. at the PNE Forum on September 10.
Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits fame at the Orpheum Theatre on September 16.
Steve Hackett of Genesis fame at the Vogue Theatre on October 11.
Pete Townshend of the Who at Rogers Arena on October 21.
Davey Johnstone with Elton John at Rogers Arena on September 21-22 and 24.
Steve Cropper with the Dave Mason Band at the Vogue Theatre on September 25.
Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys at Rogers Arena on November 24.