Vancouver tour dates announced this week include Bif Naked, WHIPPED CREAM, Charlotte Cardin

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      Bif, Charlotte, Caroline, and the Beaches: this week's roundup includes a heavy-hitting lineup of female Canadian artists. 

      Bif Naked

      The one and only Bif Naked is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her debut album, I Bificus, with a big hometown show at the Rickshaw Theatre next month. The gig will also be featured as part of her upcoming documentary, which is currently being filmed by director Jennifer Abbott—and is set to have lots of fun stuff in store. On an Instagram post, Bif wrote: “It will be an epic extravaganza with outrageous surprises and tributes to the I, BIFICUS album and alumni” and will include appearances by Peter Karroll, Chiko Misomali, and Doug Fury.

      When: June 29

      Where: Rickshaw Theatre

      Tickets: On sale Friday, May 12 via Eventbrite

      Charlotte Cardin

      Hot on the heels of announcing her next single, the Barbra Streisand-sampling “Looping,” Montreal singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin has mapped out an international headlining tour. Cardin’s 99 Nights kicks off in Quebec in August before landing in Vancouver and Victoria in November. The new song, due out Friday, was co-written with and produced by Mr Hudson, Felix Joseph, and Jason Brando. “I thought I was writing about Mr Hudson’s dog who sees life in black and white,” Cardin said in a press release. “Jay was under the impression we were writing about my obsessive thought patterns. Felix was randomly sampling Barbara Streisand’s 'The Way We Were.' And somehow all of this made sense. Or did it? Fuck, I’m looping again.” 

      When: November 17

      Where: Commodore Ballroom

      Tickets: On sale Friday, May 12 via Ticketmaster

      The Beaches

      The Toronto alt-pop four piece have plotted a North American tour this fall in support of their forthcoming sophomore effort, Blame My Ex. Ahead of the album’s September 15th release, the Beaches have shared a new single “Blame Brett.” "It's a breakup album,” lead singer Jordan Miller said in a release. “The first time I'd ever been broken up with and my first heartbreak experience. I was going to dive into this relationship but it really was about heartache and redeeming yourself after losing the love of your life, and figuring out that you can find love in so many ways. You can find love from your friends, your family, from your band mates and from yourself. Also, it's about me putting myself back together and putting myself out there. It is an exercise in therapy and what happens to you after the love of your life doesn't want to be with you."

      When: November 12

      Where: The Orpheum

      Tickets: On sale Friday, May 12 via Ticketmaster


      Vancouver Island’s Caroline Cecil—also known as electronic music artist WHIPPED CREAM—is on the road on a North American tour in support of her critically-acclaimed EP, Someone You Can Count On, with newly announced dates across Canada. "I’m so excited to be bringing my Someone You Can Count On Tour to my home country,” Cecil said in a release. “It’ll be my biggest tour yet and I can’t wait to play. Can't wait to see you in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto!"

      When: June 24

      Where: Harbour Event Centre

      Tickets: Available now via Showpass


      The Australian rockers are hitting the road in support of their latest album, Rock Out. Described as “a soundtrack for an imaginary stadium tour of 1982 that never happened,” the album was written by frontman Andrew Stockdale during the pandemic and released totally independently. The band won the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for its 2005 hit, “Woman.”   

      When: September 23

      Where: Commodore Ballroom

      Tickets: On sale Friday, May 12 via Ticketmaster