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.
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.
Paul Pigat with Cousin Harley at Lynn Valley Village on June 23.
Luca Benedetti with his trio at West Vancouver Memorial Library on June 28.
Scott Smith with Terminal Station at North Vancouver's Civic Plaza on June 29.
Brian Ray and Rusty Anderson with Paul McCartney at BC Place Stadium on July 6.
Guthrie Govan with the Aristocrats at the Rickshaw Theatre on July 7.
Travis Larson with the Travis Larson Band at the Rickshaw Theatre on July 7.
Brian May of Queen at Rogers Arena on July 10.
Rodrigo Y Gabriela at the Vogue Theatre on July 14.
Slash at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on July 18.
Jack White with the Raconteurs at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on July 19.
David Gogo at the ANZA Club on August 3.
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.