Vancouver tour dates announced this week include The Hives, Genesis Owusu, Jeff Goldblum

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      From indie sleaze to jazzy Jeff, there's something for everyone on this week's roundup. 

      Daniel Wesley

      White Rock’s Daniel Wesley is back at the Commodore Ballroom this summer, a venue he’s played almost 20 times. “Ooo Ohh,” the laid-back, reggae-leaning single from the rock musician’s 2007 album Sing and Dance, recieved heavy rotation on local radio as an unofficial song of that summer and is his biggest hit to-date. His latest release, Beach Music, came out in 2019.

      When: July 22

      Where: Commodore Ballroom

      Tickets: On sale Friday, May 19 via Ticketmaster


      Genesis Owusu

      Ghanaian-Australian artist Genesis Owusu—whose recent performances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra was described as a "magnificent spectacle" by NME—is heading out on a North American tour. After supporting pop-punk icons Paramore across a number of US dates, the punk rapper will close his run on the road at Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theatre in November. Owusu recently released a ZHU remix of his single, “Get Inspired.”

      When: November 11

      Where: Rickshaw Theatre

      Tickets: On sale Friday, May 19 via TicketWeb


      The Hives

      The Swedish indie rockers have mapped out a North American tour for the fall. Their sixth studio album, The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons, is due on August 11 and takes on a horror theme. It’s the first effort in nearly a decade from the quintet, who rose to prominence in what's now dubbed the "indie sleaze" era of the early aughts. In a press release, the group shared this of the story behind the new music: “There was a problem… the increasingly long absence of The Hives’ founder, mentor and songwriter, the limelight-shunning Randy Fitzsimmons. Now, returning for their final act since his mysterious disappearance, the band have delivered a record that is not just worthy of their legacy, but one that adds fresh lustre to The Hives.”

      When: November 9

      Where: Rickshaw Theatre

      Tickets: On sale Friday, May 19 via Ticketmaster


      Jeff Goldblum

      Actor Jeff Goldblum is not just your favourite character from films like Jurassic Park, The Big Chill, and The Fly—he’s also an accomplished jazz pianist. His band, the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, just released its third album, Plays Well With Others, on the iconic Decca Records, and has announced a summer West Coast tour in support. Goldblum’s date at the Vogue marks his first-ever jazz show in Canada. 

      When: August 12

      Where: Vogue Theatre

      Tickets: Available Thursday, May 18 via AdmitOne