Sabaton – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver – October 16th, 2019

On Valentines Day in 2018 I got to spend my evening with a bunch of blonde Swedes, with around 1000 of my closest friends 😊.  Tonight, we got to do it all over again, as Sabaton returned to the Vogue Theatre on the first Canadian leg of The Great Tour. The band have a new album out, The Great War, which this time around has … Continue reading Sabaton – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver – October 16th, 2019

Hammerfall – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver – October 16th, 2019

Our Swedish friends just can’t stop visiting Vancouver. The latest in a string of great acts from Scandinavia to visit the city were Hammerfall, who were touring to promote their latest album, Dominion. Hammerfall were opening for Sabaton at the Vogue Theatre on a very wet Wednesday. I think it is fair to say I have never seen such a long line up for the … Continue reading Hammerfall – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver – October 16th, 2019

The Waterboys – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver 6th October, 2019

It has been almost 30 years since Mike Scott and The Waterboys first played at the Commodore Ballroom, performing a Halloween show back in 1989. Whilst much has changed in that time ( for example the band has managed to cycle though maybe more than 50 musicians ), one thing has stayed the same.  They can still sell out the venue. If the Waterboys prove … Continue reading The Waterboys – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver 6th October, 2019

Kamelot w/guests Sonata Arctica and Battle Beast – Venue, Vancouver

Tuesday night was another Nordic evening in Vancouver, over the last week we have had Ghost and Amon Amarth in town, and tonight we had the pleasure of another trio with northern connections. Whilst the Venue, might be a smaller room than the Forum , man of the same people that had been at Amon Amarth a few days ago had recovered their singing voices, … Continue reading Kamelot w/guests Sonata Arctica and Battle Beast – Venue, Vancouver

Amon Amarth w/ Arch Enemy, At The Gates, and Grand Magus at the PNE Vancouver

The last Saturday in September was the second weekend in a row that the PNE played host to some Swedish metal.  After last weeks theatrical show from Ghost, this week it was a far darker, but no less entertaining show from four Swedish heavyweights. Opening the evening events were Grand Magus. The trio from Stockholm were an instant hit with the crowd, I think it … Continue reading Amon Amarth w/ Arch Enemy, At The Gates, and Grand Magus at the PNE Vancouver

Demons and Wizards – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver – 21st August 2019

Wednesday night was s special one at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver.  Three bands were making their first appearance at the venue. Tyr opened the proceedings with their unique blend of Faroese folk metal. Next up on the bill it was a return to full on 80 theatrics with Lizzy Borden talking the stage.  Headlining tonight were Demons and Wizards. Continue reading “Demons and Wizards – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver – 21st August 2019”

Lizzy Borden – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver – 21st August 2019

It should come as no surprise that Lizzy Borden’s first visit to Vancouver on Wednesday was full of theatrical drama. Lizzy has long been big on showmanship, and this show was no exception. The band were second on an eclectic bill saw Demons and Wizards first ever show in Canada, and a great opening from Faroese metalheads Tyr.
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Týr – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver 21st August 2019

Tonight was my first time seeing Faroese folk metal band Týr, but they are not the first artist from the Faroe Islands, as I managed to catch Eivør last year when she opened for Norwegian band Wardruna on their Vancouver tour date. Týr were in town opening for Demons and Wizards, and promoting their latest album Hel, the bands eighth, which was released earlier this … Continue reading Týr – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver 21st August 2019

Qristina and Quinn Bachand – CBC Plaza, Vancouver – 12th August, 2019

CBC Plaza – Vancouver

During today’s show by Qristina and Quinn Bachand, it was mentioned that Qristina and a Degree in infectious diseases. I am not sure if there the band used this to their advantage, as there was certainly something infectious about their performance at the CBC Plaza this lunchtime.
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