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Updates about the latest announcements and events happening at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.

Joji Announces the SMITHEREENS Tour


Wednesday, September 7, 2022

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The Japan-born singer and producer Joji is one of the world’s most enthralling artists with over 7 billion streams to date. Joji’s sophomore album, Nectar, debuted at #1 on Spotify’s inaugural US Weekly Top 50 Albums chart, #1 on Billboard’s Independent albums chart, and #3 on the Billboard 200. Nectar debuted at #1 in Australia and in the top 10 in New Zealand, Canada, UK, and Norway. Joji also earned his highest-ever debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with the RIAA-certified Gold song “Run,” and his national television debut on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

General tickets go on sale Thursday, June 16 at 10:00 AM on Ticketmaster.


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Carly Rae Jepsen Announces the So Nice Tour 2022


Saturday, October 29, 2022

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After multi-platinum Grammy, Juno and Polaris Prize-nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen released her critically acclaimed album E·MO·TION in 2015, it became “a modern touchstone for a new crop of pop-leaning artists and legacy acts,” as NPR noted. The album also inspired an abundance of memes — extending the cultural cachet that Jepsen earned from the ubiquity of her GRAMMY® -nominated blockbuster hit “Call Me Maybe” (from her U.S debut album Kiss), which not only climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries, sold over 20 million singles worldwide, and was certified Diamond in the U.S., but was referenced by everyone from former secretary-of-state Colin Powell to Cookie Monster.

Jepsen’s 2019 album Dedicated, retains the joyful, hook-filled feeling of its predecessor. But where E·MO·TION was an ’80s-influenced synth-pop classic that Rolling Stone called “a pop masterclass” and Stereogum called “indisputable, unfuckwithable pop genius,” Dedicated has a more ’70s-inspired feel at times, though the album defies categorization as a whole, with Vulture stating, “Dedicated is both stranger and freer than the last record, but it also feels more confident and considered.” Working with a crew of trusted songwriters and producers, among them John Hill, Jack Antonoff, Captain Cuts, Patrik Berger, and her longtime collaborator Tavish Crowe, Jepsen indulged in more sonic experimentation than she had in the past. Dedicated features the fan favourites “Party For One,” “Now That I Found You,” “Too Much” and “Want You In My Room.”

Jepsen landed the lead role in the 2014 Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and later starred as the iconic Pink Lady, “Frenchy,” in FOX’s four-time EMMY award-winning musical GREASE: LIVE.  Jepsen voiced the character of Odette in the animated movie “LEAP!,” which also featured Jepsen’s song “Cut To The Feeling.”

Following the release of Dedicated Jepsen embarked on a global tour playing to audiences in North America, Asia, Australia and Europe. Jepsen released Dedicated Side B in 2020 which included previously unreleased music from the Dedicated sessions and shot to #1 on the iTunes chart upon release.

Fans have been eagerly anticipating her newest single, “Western Wind”, Jepsen’s first new single since the release of Dedicated Side B. General tickets go on sale Friday, June 10 at 10:00 AM on Ticketmaster.


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Upcoming Road Closures | May 7, 9 Concerts

Upcoming on Saturday, May 7 to Monday, May 9, Thunderbird Boulevard will be closed between East Mall and Thunderbird Parkade. Vehicles will only be able to enter the Thunderbird Parkade from Wesbrook Mall which will slow traffic on entry and exit.

Attendees of the OPETH (May 7) and KALEO (May 9) Concerts are advised to park at Health Sciences Parkade instead.

Remarkable Night for Sold-Out Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour Tour

Photo Credit: Rich Lam/UBC Athletics & Recreation

Vancouver, BC – Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, Olivia Rodrigo’s Vancouver performance of the Sour Tour took place on April 7, 2022, here at the Thunderbird Arena. The Sour Tour not only marked Rodrigo’s first world tour but her first concert in Vancouver. The sold-out crowd loved every minute of her performance, singing along, dancing away; what a night it was.


Backstage, we welcomed Rodrigo with a custom-made wall mural highlighting the success of the concert with a touch of Vancouver.


Photo Credit: UBC Athletics & Recreation

Check out the mural in action on Conan Grey’s TikTok here who made a surprise appearance at the end of the concert.


Thank you for making a stop in Vancouver Olivia Rodrigo!

Photo Credit: Rich Lam/UBC Athletics & Recreation


Photo Credit: Rich Lam/UBC Athletics & Recreation
Photo Credit: Rich Lam/UBC Athletics & Recreation

Photo Credit: Rich Lam/UBC Athletics & Recreation

Just Announced: Lauv – All 4 Nothing Tour


Saturday, September 17, 2022

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Lauv will be coming to Vancouver as a part of his All 4 Nothing Tour! Watch Lauv perform live at Vancouver’s UBC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre on September 17, 2022.


Tickets go on-sale to the public Thursday, April 14 at 10 AM. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.


About Lauv

For as much as he’s known for intriguing and inventive soundscapes, multi-Platinum chart-topping singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Lauv asserts himself as a storyteller, first and foremost. His stories continue to enchant audiences everywhere by converting the magic around him into generational anthems. After amassing 10 billion streams, the next chapter of Lauv is sonically the most challenging and exciting yet. Starting his artist career in 2015, Lauv introduced himself with viral sensation “The Other,” he landed a global smash in the form of “I Like Me Better.” It tallied over 1 billion streams on Spotify, reached the Top 10 on Top 40 and Top 5 on Hot AC radio, went quadruple-Platinum in North America and Platinum in twelve other countries. He served up Gold-selling 2018 playlist I Met You When I Was 18 and Gold-selling 2020 debut album ~how i’m feeling~ along with a procession of hits, including the Platinum hit “I’m So Tired” with Troye Sivan as well as Gold-certified singles “There’s No Way” [feat. Julia Michaels] and “Fuck, I’m Lonely” [feat. Anne-Marie].” In between selling out headline tours and supporting Ed Sheeran in stadiums, he performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and more.



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Just Announced: Tom Segura – I’m Coming Everywhere World Tour


Thursday, July 7, 2022

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Just For Laughs is thrilled to announce that TOM SEGURA will be coming to Vancouver, BC as part of his “I’M COMING EVERYWHERE – WORLD TOUR.” The comedian and podcast host will be at Vancouver’s UBC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre on July 7, 2022.


Tickets go on-sale to the public Friday, March 25 at 10 AM. Tickets can be purchased at TOMSEGURA.COM/TOUR or WWW.TICKETMASTER.CA.


About Tom Segura

Actor/Comedian/Writer Tom Segura is one of the biggest names in the comedy business.  He recently performed to sold-out audiences on his 100+ city TAKE IT DOWN TOUR. He is best known for his Netflix specials, Ball Hog (2020), Disgraceful (2018), Mostly Stories (2016), and Completely Normal (2014). Paste Magazine described him as, “…having a natural and capable storytelling ability, one that lifts his narratives out of average anecdote fare and plants them firmly in hilarious ground.” Your Mom’s House Studios is home to his hit podcasts Your Mom’s House which he co-hosts with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitzky, 2 Bears 1 Cave which he co-hosts with Bert Kreischer, and many more. Additionally, YMH Studios was one of the first networks to create wildly successful Livestream Podcast Events as an outcome of the pandemic.

Segura can be seen in the STX FILM COUNTDOWN opposite Elizabeth Lail, INSTANT FAMILY opposite Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne, OPENING ACT, and FLINCH. Segura’s television credits include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, Workaholics, Happy Endings, The Late Late Show, Comedy Central Presents: Tom Segura, Mash Up, How To Be A Grown Up.

Segura has an increasing social media following (@seguratom on IG, @tomsegura on Twitter). When he isn’t performing on stage or recording a podcast he’s watching College Football or waiting for College Football to come back.


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