8 Vancouver tour dates announced this week

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      This week featured another stacked lineup of concert accouncements, including Le Tigre and Yves Tumor. But will Ticketmaster be able to withstand the BeyHive? Only time will tell...  


      Buzzing all members of the BeyHive. The Queen is heading out on a world tour in support of her latest album, Renaissance, with the last stop of the Canadian leg in Vancouver. It’s Beyoncé’s first solo outing in six years. Renaissance, which celebrates dance music’s Black and queer roots, has nabbed universal acclaim since it was released last summer, and is up for Album of the Year at the 2023 Grammys. Fans can sign up for tickets using TicketMaster’s Verified Fan technology, which made headlines after the whole Taylor Swift fiasco.

      When: September 11

      Where: BC Place

      Tickets: Fans can register now via LiveNation; tickets go on sale February 6 

      Bonnie Raitt

      Bonnie Raitt is giving Canada "Something to Talk About" with a cross-country tour and three dates in B.C. Along with the Vancouver stop, the singer is set to play in Victoria and Penticton. Fun facts: Raitt’s signature hit was actually written by Canadian singer-songwriter Shirley Rose Eikhard, who hailed from New Brunswick. Before Raitt snagged it, Anne Murray actually wanted to record it, but her producers turned it down. Murray named her 1986 album Something to Talk About anyway.

      When: September 3

      Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre

      Tickets: On sale February 3 via Ticketmaster 

      Dylan Sinclair

      Rising star Dylan Sinclair can add Juno-nominee to his growing list of accolades. The Toronto singer’s debut album, Proverb, was nominated at the 2021 Juno Awards. Now, his latest EP, No Longer in the Suburbs, just received a nod for Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year, while “Last One,” his collaboration with Savannah Ré, is nominated for Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of the Year. Sinclair is definitely one to watch—which you can do this spring when he plays at Fortune. 

      When: March 16

      Where: Fortune Sound Club

      Tickets: On sale February 3 via Ticketmaster

      Hot Chip

      The English electronic outfit is on the road again after a scary period where longtime touring band member Rob Smoughton was hospitalized in 2020 with a near-fatal heart issue. Smoughton is doing well and is back in action, joining the group in support of its latest effort, Freakout/Release—which also includes the song “The Evil That Men Do,” featuring 2022 Polaris Prize winner Cadence Weapon.

      When: May 20

      Where: Vogue Theatre

      Tickets: On sale February 3 via AdmitOne

      Le Tigre

      Kathleen Hanna, JD Samson, and Johanna Fateman are hitting the road for the first time in nearly 20 years. Le Tigre has reunited sporadically since going on hiatus in 2007, with 2022 marking the feminist punk trio’s first performance together in almost a decade at This Ain’t No Picnic festival in Los Angeles. Frontwoman Hanna told the LA Times last summer that getting Le Tigre back together was inspired by touring again with Bikini Kill—the pioneering riot grrrl band she also fronts.

      When: July 3 and 4

      Where: Commodore Ballroom

      Tickets: Available now via Ticketmaster 


      The Osees—formerly the OCS, the Ohsees, The Oh Sees, Thee Oh Sees… you get the drift—are just as prolific name-changers as they are record-releasers. The band's last effort, 2022’s A Foul Form, is its 26th (!) studio album. The LA rockers are performing a string of Canadian dates around an appearance at Calgary’s Sled Island festival, stopping in at the Commodore this summer.

      When: June 22

      Where: Commodore Ballroom

      Tickets: On sale February 3 via Ticketmaster

      Rose City Band

      This Portland-referencing outfit is in fact the country rock solo project of celebrated guitarist and vocalist Ripley Johnson. But, on his forthcoming album, The Garden, Johnson enlists the help of a few players—pedal steel guitarist Barry Walker, keyboardist Paul Hasenberg, bassist Dewey Mahood, and drummer Dustin Dybvig— for “a celebration of summer and all it brings.” The band brings the sunshine to Vancouver in May.

      When: May 4

      Where: The Cobalt

      Tickets: On sale February 3 via TicketWeb 

      Yves Tumor

      Yves Tumor releases their fourth effort, Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds), on March 17. The first single off the follow-up to 2020’s Heaven to a Tortured Mind, “Echolalia,” is out now and described as “a transgressive, gory homage to Gulliver’s Travels.” Yves stops in at the Vogue after performing at Coachella.  

      When: May 18

      Where: Vogue Theatre

      Tickets: Tickets on sale soon via Ticketmaster