Within Temptation

Vogue Theatre


There was a  European metal invasion at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver on Friday. Within Temptation brought the Resist Tour to the city, supported by In Flames & Smash Into Pieces.

Dutch Symphonic Metal icons Within Temptation were in Vancouver on Friday on the latest leg of the Resist Tour. The band, which released the album with the title of the same name earlier in year were in great form, and the audience was more than ready having been warmed up by Swedish metal favourites In Flames, and another act from Sweden, Smash Into Pieces.

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In Flames and Smash Into Pieces

Vogue Theatre


It was a double dose of Swedish metal opening for Within Temptation at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver on Friday night.

Check out our galleries of shots from In Flames and Smash Into Pieces from their show at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver on March 15th.  The bands were opening for symphonic metal favourites Within Temptation.

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Young The Giant

Orpheum Theatre


Indie rockers, and all round mellow guys Young The Giant payed their first visit to the Orpheum Theatre on Monday.

Tonight’s show was short on banter, but dedicated fans of Young The Giant will have left another Vancouver show feeling well pleased. The band are no strangers to the city having played the Commodore several times.  This was the first time they have played at the Orpheum, and it is a venue that suits them. Continue reading “Young The Giant – Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver – March 4th, 2019”


Kay Meek Arts Centre

West Vancouver

Los Angeles based Queen Nation payed their first trip to Lower Mainland on Thursday for a show full of memories at the Kay Meek Centre.

With Bohemian Rhapsody nominated for no less than five Oscars at this weekend’s award ceremony, what better way to get into the mood with a full night of Queen classics. For the patrons of the Kay Meek Arts Centre in West Vancouver that’s what was on the menu on Thursday night.

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KT Tunstall

Commodore Ballroom


Scottish singer, songwriter, storyteller and rocker KT Tunstall headlined the #womenwhorock event at the Commodore Ballroom on Monday.

The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver was the location of an invitation only event headlined by Scottish musician KT Tunstall on Monday night. KT was performing as part of a #womenwhorock event organized by software giant SAP.

Continue reading “KT Tunstall – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver – January 7th, 2019”

Cheap Trick

Hard Rock Casino


The legends from Rockford, IL, rocked out at the Hard Rock Casino, Vancouver to close out the year.

After a few days of R’n’R, following a successful European tour supporting Def Leppard, consummate entertainers, Cheap Trick were in town to play a one-off date at the Hard Rock Casino, Vancouver. Continue reading “Cheap Trick – Hard Rock Casino, Vancouver – December 28th, 2018”

Joe Bonamassa

Queen Elizabeth Theatre


Blues guitar virtuoso, Joe Bonamassa, played the first of a three night residency at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver on Thursday night..

The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, in Vancouver played host to the final leg of Joe Bonamassa’s extensive North American tour for 2018. Three nights in one city, after 100+ shows this year was something that Joe and the gang were looking forward to, after what must have been a punishing schedule. Continue reading “Joe Bonamassa – Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver – November 29th, 2018”

Brett Kissel

Centennial Theatre

North Vancouver

The Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver was the latest stop on Brett Kissel’s extensive We Were That Song tour. Whilst not known as a hotbed of country music, the audience were certainly ready with a warm and enthusiastic welcome for Kissel and his talented band.

I think it is fair to say that Brett Kissel is Canadian country music through and through.  Having released his first album at the age of 12, he had already released three by the time he was nominated for the Rising Star Award at the CCMA’s in 2006. At the age of 16 he was the youngest ever nominee in the history of the awards. Continue reading “Brett Kissel – Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver – November 23rd, 2018”

Dan Davidson

Centennial Theatre

North Vancouver

Alberta’s country rising star, Dan Davidson, opened for Brett Kissel in North Vancouver on Friday night.

Dan Davidson burst onto the Canadian country music scene less than two years ago with his second single “Found”. Such was the impact that the Alberta native some found himself as the top indie artist in Canada in 2016. Since then he has had two CCMA nominations, for Rising Star and Songwriter. He has gone on to win eight ACMAs, including Single of the Year, and Song of The Year, Male Artist and Fan’s choice.

This meteoric rise is not out of the blue however, Dan has served his time as an established rock musician in indie outfit Tupelo Honey, and this time has allowed him to hone his craft, and develop a full-on stage performance, which enthralled the crowd at the Centennial Theatre on Friday night.

The only complaint anyone could have about Dan’s set was that it was only 25 minutes.  Dan was opening for one of Canada’s other country superstars, Brett Kissel. I think it is fair to say that North Vancouver is not a hotbed of country music, but, this did not hold Dan back in any way, and by the second song in, the crowd were already on their feet.

Dan’s energetic performance was a pleasure to watch, and his interaction with the audience, his confidence in his new found musical direction and his artistry will ensure that this rising star will continue to gain an fan base wherever he performs.

If you want to find about Dan, check out his website at https://www.dandavidsonmusic.com/

Check out our images from the show below:

Photos: Stewart Johnstone


Vogue Theatre


Underoath headlined a four band extravaganza on Monday night at Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre..

After a gap of eight years, Tampa based rockers Underoath released their eighth studio album Erase Me earlier this year. On Monday, supported by The Plot In You, Crown the Empire and Dance Gavin Dance, they brought the Erase Me tour to the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver to a very appreciative and enthusiastic crowd.

Check out our images from the show in the gallery below:


Photos: Stewart Johnstone