Newt's Guitar-star Roundup: when and where to hear wicked pickers in Vancouver, September 2019 edition

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      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.

      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.

      Paul Pigat with Cousin Harley at the Rickshaw Theatre on September 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.

      Steve Hill at the ANZA Club on September 27.

      Leo Kottke at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts on September 29.

      Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars at the Imperial Vancouver on October 6.

      Herman Li and Sam Totman of Dragonforce at the Red Room Ultrabar on October 7.

      Steve Dawson leads Full Moon Fever: A re-imagining of the classic Tom Petty album at Kay Meek Centre on October 10 and 11.

      Steve Hackett of Genesis fame at the Vogue Theatre on October 11.

      John Fogerty at Rogers Arena on October 13.

      Ruyter Suys of Nashville Pussy at the Biltmore Cabaret on October 12.

      Pete Townshend of the Who at Rogers Arena on October 21.

      J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. at the Commodore Ballroom on October 24.

      Tom Morello at the Commodore Ballroom on November 2.

      Bruce Cockburn at Chan Centre on November 9.

      Gordie Johnson of Big Sugar at the Commodore Ballroom on November 9.

      Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys at Rogers Arena on November 24.

      Charlie Hunter with Lucy Woodward at St. James Hall on December 6.