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

TOM SEGURA’S ‘I’M COMING EVERYWHERE – WORLD TOUR’ IS COMING TO VANCOUVER IN 2022!

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

 

 

 

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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Just Announced: Chris Rock Ego Death World Tour 2022

Chris Rock Ego Death World Tour 2022

Friday, October 21, 2022

Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

 

 

 

Chris Rock is one of the world’s most important comedic voices, as well as an award-winning actor, director, producer, and writer.

Rock recently wrapped production on the upcoming Higher Ground produced biopic, Rustin.

In 2021 Rock starred as Loy Cannon in season 4 of FX’s Emmy-winning drama series Fargo. He also teamed up with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures in the reimagining of the newest Saw franchise movie, Spiral, in which he produced and starred in. His most recent standup special, Total Blackout: The Tamborine Extended Cut, is now streaming on Netflix.

In 2014 Rock wrote, directed and starred in the award-winning comedy film Top Five. He also wrote, directed and starred in Head of State and I Think I Love my Wife.

 

His other film credits include The Week Of, the Grown Ups and Madagascar franchises, 2 Days in New York, Death at a Funeral, Nurse Betty, Dogma, the hip-hop comedy CB4, and New Jack City.

 

Rock’s big break in television started as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. He executive produced, wrote and narrated the award-winning series Everybody Hates Chris.

 

In 2011 Rock made his Broadway debut starring in Stephen Adly Guirgis’s The Motherf**ker With The Hat.

 

Beyond acting, Rock directed HBO’s comedy special Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo and executive produced Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. In 2009 Rock ventured into the documentary world as the writer and producer of Good Hair. The critically acclaimed film won the Sundance Special Jury Prize and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary.

 

In 2016 Rock returned to host the 88th Annual Academy Awards.

 

Rock may be best known for his comedy specials Tamborine, Kill the Messenger, Never Scared, Bigger & Blacker and Bring the Pain. Rock took home two Emmy Awards for Bring the Pain and one for Kill the Messenger. He won Grammy Awards for Bring the Pain, Never Scared and Bigger & Blacker.

 

In addition to winning four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards, Rock is also a New York Times Best-Selling Author.

 

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Just Announced: OPETH North American Spring Tour With Mastodon

OPETH Confirms North American Spring Tour

With Mastodon; Tickets on Sale This Friday

 

 

 

OPETH will return to the stage this Spring on the second leg of their North American co-headlining tour with Mastodon. The journey will commence April 21st in Montreal, Quebec and make its way through sixteen US and Canadian cities, coming to a close on May 11th in Riverside, California. See all confirmed dates below.

Comments OPETH mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt, ”We’re excited to come back to North America for the second leg of shows together with our ‘brothers from other mothers’ in Mastodon. And… hello, Canada! It’s been too long, we know! We’ll soon dust off the ole guitars etc. and get in shape for this run. The last tour was quite splendid; the only downside being the restrictions. We don’t know for sure how it’s going to pan out this time around, but we’re hoping for a bit more freedom to move around. Crossing fingers here. See you semi-soon! Signing off from a rainy, gloomy Stockholm, Mikael (on behalf of OPETH).”

Blabbermouth and Knotfest.com ticket presales will be available Tuesday, February 8th at 10:00am EST through Thursday, February 10th at 10:00pm local time. General on sale date is Friday, February 11th at 10:00am local time. Visit the band’s official tour page HERE for tickets!

OPETH w/ Mastodon:
4/21/2022 Place Bell – Montreal, QC
4/22/2022 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Toronto, ON
4/23/2022 The Agora – Cleveland, OH
4/24/2022 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
4/26/2022 The Met – Philadelphia, PA
4/28/2022 Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
4/29/2022 The Masonic – Detroit, MI
4/30/2022 Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
5/01/2022 The Myth – St Paul, MN
5/03/2022 TCU Place – Saskatoon, SK
5/04/2022 Grey Eagle Events Centre – Calgary, AB

5/05/2022 EDM Expo Centre – Edmonton, AB

5/07/2022 Thunderbird Sports Centre – Vancouver, BC

5/08/2022 Paramount Theater – Seattle, WA
5/09/2022 Keller Auditorium – Portland, OR
5/11/2022 Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA

 

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Look Forward to 2022 at the Thunderbird Arena!

 

Behind the scenes, we’ve been working hard and dedicating our time to making a safe return of events in 2022. And so more than ever, we are thrilled to be able to invite everyone back to the Arena and into a calendar year lined up with all your favourite artists. Things are going to look a little different at the Arena, and we’re truly excited to welcome you back to join us as we take this opportunity to reinvent ourselves. So hit the ground running in 2022, here are 6 confirmed concerts to look forward to at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre:

1) Olivia Rodrigo: SOUR Tour

DATE: April 7, 2022
TICKETS: Ticketmaster

Get excited for the Grammy-nominated, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Olivia Rodrigo, to hit Vancouver on April 7th and tour more than 40 major cities across North America and Europe on her SOUR Tour! Fresh off her win as “New Artist of the Year” at the American Music Awards, the tour announcement caps off Rodrigo’s banner year, which, most recently saw her earn her seven nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards making her the second-youngest artist in Grammy history to score nods in each of the Big Four categories in the same year.

2) Royal Blood: North America Tour 2022

DATE: April 29, 2022
TICKETS: Ticketmaster

Keep your dancing shoes on, Royal Blood are also back in April! And their future starts here. Brighton duo Royal Blood are delighted and thrilled to the core to announce their North America Tour in 2022! Though the pandemic had delayed the release of the new album, Typhoons, no worries, they say: more time to refine, distill, perfect.

3) KALEO: Fight or Flight Tour

DATE: MAY 9, 2022
TICKETS: Ticketmaster

The wait is finally over to see Grammy-nominated rock band KALEO! Initially set for the summer of 2020, the newly announced dates for the worldwide tour’s North American leg are now on sale. KALEO released their highly-anticipated album, Surface Sounds, this past April.

4) Avril Lavigne: Bite Me Canada Tour 2022

DATE: May 24, 2022
TICKETS: Ticketmaster

Avril Lavigne‘s first Canadian headline tour in over ten years is kicking off in early May and making a stop in Vancouver on May 24th. 2022 also celebrates the 20th anniversary of Avril’s iconic and ground-breaking diamond-selling album “Let Go”. “I’m so excited to come home and rock out with you Canada! I can’t wait to see you in person this Spring!”, shares Avril.

5) HAIM: One More HAIM Tour

DATE: June 10, 2022
TICKETS: Ticketmaster

HAIM, the acclaimed Southern California-bred sister act have announced their North American tour for Spring and Summer 2022 in support of their latest album ‘Women In Music Pt. III.’ Promoted by Live Nation, the band will kick off the 27-date One More HAIM Tour on April 24th in Las Vegas, NV, and hit major cities across North America including Vancouver on June 10th.

6) 5 Seconds of Summer: Take My Hand World Tour

DATE: June 11, 2022
TICKETS: Ticketmaster

Finally, 5 Seconds of Summer’s 27-city tour kicks off on June 11th at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre making stops across North America in Phoenix, Nashville, Boston and more before wrapping up in St. Louis, MO at Saint Louis Music Park on July 24th.

 

We are truly excited to invite you back into our new concert season. Rest assured we’re counting the days until we can see you again! Remember to follow us on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest updates!


Just Announced: HAIM – The One More HAIM Tour

HAIM ANNOUNCE

ONE MORE HAIM

2022 NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR

 

 

 

HAIM, the acclaimed Southern California-bred sister act have announced their North American tour for Spring and Summer 2022 in support of their latest album ‘Women In Music Pt. III.’ Promoted by Live Nation, the band will kick off the 27-date One More HAIM Tour on April 24th in Las Vegas, NV, and hit major cities across North America including Chicago, Houston, Miami, Washington DC, Seattle, Toronto, Philadelphia and more (see below for full list of dates).  The tour sees HAIM playing LA’s famed Hollywood Bowl on May 1st and NYC at Madison Square Garden on May 17th.   Waxahatchee, Princess Nokia, Faye Webster, Sasami and Buzzy Lee and are set to join HAIM as support on select dates.

 

Tickets go on sale to the public starting Friday, December 10th at 10am local time on Ticketmaster.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Tuesday, December 7 at 10am local time through Thursday, December 9 at 10pm local time.

 

The GRAMMY® nominated album ‘Women In Music Pt. III’ debuted at #1 in the Album Sales Chart, Alternative Chart, iTunes albums chart, and Rock Album Chart in the US. WIMPIII also entered the Billboard 200 in the Top 15 at #13.  Named “Best New Music” by Pitchfork, they heralded, “the third album from the trio is far and away their best. Intimate, multidimensional, and wide-ranging, the songwriting shines with personality and a great curiosity for melody and style.” Rolling Stone‘s 4-star review called the album “an immediate gem,” while Vulture declared, “WIMPIII is their strongest work yet and The FADER stated, “the HAIM sisters have bounced back with their best album yet.” The single *The Steps” was also GRAMMY® nominated for Best Rock Performance.

 

One More HAIM Tour Dates

4.24.2022        Las Vegas, NV            Cosmopolitan Hotel ~

4.25.2022        Phoenix, AZ                Arizona Federal Theatre ~

4.27.2022        Berkeley, CA               The Greek Theatre* #

5.01.2022        Los Angeles, CA         Hollywood Bowl #

5.04.2022        Austin, TX                   Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Greenway +

5.05.2022        Irving, TX                    The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory +

5.06.2022        Houston, TX,               713 Music Hall +

5.08.2022        Jacksonville, FL          Dally’s Place +

5.09.2022        Miami, FL                    FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park +

5.11.2022        Atlanta, GA                 Ameris Bank Amphitheater +

5.13.2022        Washington, DC         The Anthem*+

5.17.2022        New York, NY             Madison Square Garden $

5.19.2022        Cincinnati, OH            Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center +

5.20.2022        Nashville, TN              Ascend Amphitheater +

5.22.2022        Wilmington, NC           Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park ^

5.24.2022        Toronto, ON                RBC Echo Beach ^

5.25.2022        Detroit, MI                   Meadow Brook Amphitheatre ^

5.28.2022        Philadelphia, PA         TD Pavilion at the Mann ^

5.31.2022        Milwaukee, WI            BMO Harris Pavilion ^

6.01.2022        Indianapolis, IN           TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park ^

6.03.2022        Chicago, IL                 Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island ^

6.04.2022        Kansas City, MO         Starlight Theatre ^

6.06.2022        Minneapolis, MN         The Armory ^

6.10.2022        Vancouver, BC           Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre ^

6.11.2022        Portland, OR               Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center ^

6.13.2022        Seattle, WA                 WAMU Theater ^

6.14.2022        Bend, OR                    Hayden Homes Amphitheater ^

* Not A Live Nation Date
~ with support from Buzzy Lee
+ with support from Faye Webster
^ with support from Sasami 
# with support from Waxahatchee and Buzzy Lee
$ with support from Princess Nokia and Faye Webster

 

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Just Announced: Olivia Rodrigo – SOUR Tour

OLIVIA RODRIGO ANNOUNCES 2022 NORTH AMERICA, UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR IN SUPPORT OF HER GRAMMY-NOMINATED DEBUT ALBUM SOUR

 

RODRIGO’S “SOUR TOUR” KICKS OFF APRIL 2 IN SAN FRANCISCO
AND WILL STOP AT MORE THAN 40 MAJOR CITIES ACROSS
NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE
INCLUDING TWO-NIGHT-RUNS AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL IN NEW YORK,
THE GREEK THEATRE IN LOS ANGELES, AND EVENTIM APOLLO IN LONDON

 

Tour Announce Caps off Rodrigo’s Incredible Year, which Saw Her Win
“New Artist of the Year” at the 2021 American Music Awards and
Earn Seven Nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards Including “Record Of The Year,” “Album Of The Year,” “Song Of The Year,” and “Best New Artist”

 

Special guests Gracie Abrams, Holly Humberstone and Baby Queen will join the Tour

 

Verified Fan Sale for the SOUR Tour Begins Today
Tickets Go On-Sale To The Public On December 10

 

 

 

December 6, 2022 – New York, NY – Grammy-nominated, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Olivia Rodrigo, today announced her 2022 SOUR Tour in support of her Grammy-nominated record-breaking, RIAA Double Platinum Certified debut album, SOUR – out now on Geffen Records.  Kicking off April 2nd at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA, the tour will visit more than 40 major cities across North America and Europe including two-night runs at Radio City Music Hall in New York, and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, before wrapping with two nights at Eventim Apollo in London, UK on July 6th and 7th. Special guests Gracie Abrams (April 2 – 23), Holly Humberstone (April 25 – May 25) and Baby Queen (June 11 – July 7) will join the Tour. The Verified Fan sale is open now through December 7 at 11:59pm PT, visit HERE. Public ticket on-sale begins on December 10, visit HERE.

 

Fresh off her win as “New Artist of the Year” at the American Music Awards, the tour announcement caps off Rodrigo’s banner year, which, most recently saw her earn her seven nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards including “Record Of The Year,” “Album Of The Year,” “Song Of The Year,” “Best New Artist,” “Best Pop Solo Performance,” “Best Pop Vocal Album,” and “Best Music Video,” making her the second youngest artist in Grammy history to score nods in each of the Big Four categories in the same year.

 

Named the #1 Album of 2021 by Rolling Stone and called one of the Best Albums of 2021 by the New York Times, SOUR recently landed at the top of several Billboard year-end lists including the top Global 200 Artist, top Overall New Artist, top Hot 100 Artist, top Hot 100 Female Artist, and top Hot 100 Songwriter, among others. SOUR also landed at the top of Spotify’s recently unveiled annual 2021 “Wrapped” campaign, which highlights the platform’s most streamed artists, songs, albums and podcasts.  With over 1.1 billion streams, “driver’s license” was the top streamed song of 2021 on Spotify (both in the U.S. and worldwide), while Rodrigo’s “good 4 u” also landed in the top five most streamed songs list on Spotify, with SOUR earning the number one spot as the most globally streamed album.  Rodrigo also was named Variety’s “Songwriter of the Year” and earned Apple Music Awards for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year.

 

With the release of SOUR, the highly anticipated LP debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 295,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S., quickly achieving RIAA Gold certification in its first week. Upon its release, SOUR scored the most U.S. audio streams from a female debut album ever and broke the record for the most-streamed album in a week by a female artist in Spotify history with over 385M global steams. The stunning album from the 18-year-old multi-platinum artist produced two #1 songs “drivers license” (4x Platinum) and “good 4 u” (3x Platinum), the top 5 song “deja vu” (2x Platinum) and not to mention entered the charts at No. 1 in the U.K., Canada, Ireland, Norway, Holland, Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand. All 11 tracks from the album have landed in the top 30 of Billboard’s Hot 100, making Rodrigo the first female artist, and the fourth act overall, to simultaneously chart 11 or more songs in the top 30.

 

For a full list of SOUR Tour dates and cities, see below:

 

2022 SOUR TOUR DATES:

Date City Venue
April 2, 2022 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
April 5, 2022 Portland, OR Theater of the Clouds
April 6, 2022 Seattle, WA WAMU Theater
April 7, 2022 Vancouver, BC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
April 9, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT UCCU Center
April 11, 2022 Denver, CO Mission Ballroom
April 12, 2022 Denver, CO Mission Ballroom
April 14, 2022 Minneapolis, MN Armory
April 15, 2022 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
April 16, 2022 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
April 19, 2022 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
April 20, 2022 Chesterfield, MO The Factory
April 22, 2022 Cincinnati, OH The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
April 23, 2022 Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre
April 26, 2022 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
April 27, 2022 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
April 29, 2022 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
April 30, 2022 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
May 3, 2022 Boston, MA Roadrunner
May 4, 2022 Washington, DC Anthem
May 6, 2022 Philadelphia, PA The Met Philadelphia
May 7, 2022 Philadelphia, PA The Met Philadelphia
May 9, 2022 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy
May 10, 2022 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry House
May 13, 2022 Austin, TX Moody Amphitheater
May 14, 2022 Irving, TX Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
May 17, 2022 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Federal Theatre
May 18, 2022 San Diego, CA The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
May 20, 2022 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea
May 21, 2022 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
May 24, 2022 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
May 25, 2022 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
June 11, 2022 Hamburg, Germany Stadtpark
June 13, 2022 Berlin, Germany Verti Music Hall
June 15, 2022 Zurich, Switzerland Halle 622
June 16, 2022 Milan, Italy Fabrique
June 18, 2022 Cologne, Germany Palladium
June 19, 2022 Brussels, Belgium Forest National
June 21, 2022 Paris, France Zénith
June 22, 2022 Amsterdam, Holland AFAS Live
June 29, 2022 Cork, Ireland Live At The Marquee
June 30, 2022 Dublin, Ireland Fairview Park
July 2, 2022 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy Glasgow
July 3, 2022 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester
July 4, 2022 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy Birmingham
July 6, 2022 London, UK Eventim Apollo
July 7, 2022 London, UK Eventim Apollo

 

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Just Announced: 5 Seconds of Summer 2022 Tour

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER ANNOUNCE 10 ADDITIONAL DATES ON THEIR 2022 TOUR

 

Exclusive Past Purchasers Presale in Atlanta and Philly Starting
Friday, December 3rd at 4pm ET

 

General On Sale For All Other Markets Starting Friday, December 3rd
at 4pm ET/ 3pm CT/ 2pm MT/ 1pm PT on 5SOS.com/Tour

 

 

 

 

5 Seconds of Summer have announced 10 additional shows in Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles, Austin, Rogers, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York City, Cincinnati and St. Louis on their 2022 summer tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 27-city tour kicks off on June 11th at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre in Vancouver, BC making stops across North America in Phoenix, Nashville, Boston and more before wrapping up in St. Louis, MO at Saint Louis Music Park on July 24th.

 

 

TICKETS:  General on sale will begin for all markets except Atlanta and Philadelphia starting Friday, December 3rd at 4pm ET/1pm PT on 5sos.com/tour. General on sale for Atlanta and Philadelphia will begin starting Saturday, December 4th at 10am ET/7am PT on 5sos.com/tour.

 

PRESALE: 2020 past purchasers in Atlanta and Philadelphia will have access to an exclusive presale in those markets starting Friday, December 3rd from 4pm ET to 10pm ET.

 

TOUR DATES:

Sat Jun 11 – Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

Sun Jun 12 – Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater

Tue Jun 14 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion

Thu Jun 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

Sat Jun 18 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre

Mon Jun 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre

Wed Jun 22 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

Fri Jun 24 – Austin, TX – Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park

Sat Jun 25 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

Sun Jun 26 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Tue Jun 28 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP

Thu Jun 30 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater

Fri Jul 01 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park

Sun Jul 03 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

Tue Jul 05 – Washington D.C. – The Anthem

Wed Jul 06 – Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage at The Mann

Fri Jul 08 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena

Sat Jul 09 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion

Sun Jul 10 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Pavilion

Tue Jul 12 – New York City, NY –  Pier 17

Fri Jul 15 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park

Sat Jul 16 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Mon Jul 18 – Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center

Wed Jul 20 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

Thu Jul 21 – Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill

Sat Jul 23 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory

Sun Jul 24 – St Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park

 

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Just Announced: Royal Blood North America Tour 2022

ROYAL BLOOD

WITH CLEOPATRICK

 

 

 SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2022
BURTON CUMMINGS THEATRE – WINNIPEG, AB 

MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2022
MACEWAN HALL – CALGARY, AB

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2022
EDMONTON EXPOSITION CENTRE – EDMONTON, AB

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2022
DOUG MITCHELL THUNDERBIRD SPORTS CENTRE – VANCOUVER, BC

 

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 3 at 10 AM

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT
www.livenation.com 

 

When Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher sat down to talk about making a new Royal Blood album, they knew what they wanted to achieve with it, and what they were determined to avoid. The former involved a conscious return to their musical roots, when, in their first band Flavour Country, they had made music that was deeply influenced by artists such as Daft Punk, Justice, and Philippe Zdar of Cassius. The latter was easy: they had to relocate the purity, innocence and joy of their early days as Royal Blood, to go back to the basics of chemistry, telepathy, hunger and drive that had made their self-titled debut album, with its brutal and utterly novel soundbed of bass played like a lead guitar and thunderous drums, so thrilling, visceral and original.

Mike uses an arresting analogy to describe the experience of going stratospheric as a band, releasing one of the fastest selling British debut albums this century, topping the charts and being showered with awards and platinum discs – and then realising you’re expected to repeat the magic formula. “It’s a bit like telling the same joke twice,” says Royal Blood’s frontman and bassist, “and trying to get the audience to laugh as hard the second time.” “He’s not wrong,” laughs drummer Ben. “It was like: ‘You’re the saviours of rock’n’roll, here are a ton of awards.’ And then suddenly: ‘Do it again. But better.’”

Two South Coast boys with big dreams that came true pretty much overnight, they hardly had time to draw breath after the vast success of their debut album, and the globe-spanning tour and festival dates that followed. Reconvening to record the follow-up, How Did We Get So Dark, felt like being inside a pressure cooker. “There’s so much riding on you, so much expectation and responsibility,” says Mike. “That was handed to us incredibly quickly, and every day, it went up a notch. Every show was bigger. It felt like we were doing something for the first time, every time. You just have to hold on and not drown.” “It becomes strangely isolating,” says Ben. “Our world was getting smaller and smaller, while everything around us was growing. Look, our job is so much fun, we’ve been taken on an incredible ride, and we’ve loved pretty much every moment. But you can forget that you are allowed to have bad days.”

The pandemic had delayed the release of the new album. No worries, they say: more time to refine, distill, perfect. “These new songs gave me this incredible freedom, vocally and instrumentally,” says Mike. “I got to dance across the groove, if that makes sense – it was something to slice over, and that felt exhilarating. We realized that there was a genius in just deleting stuff, paring things back. You’d suddenly get hit with air, with space. We kept cutting parts and sounds. It was such a revealing and thrilling experience.” Less is more, then? “Less is definitely more,” says Mike, as Ben laughs beside him. “Of everything.” Except? “Passion, purity, reality.” “And beats,” says Ben, a man of fewer words than his old friend but clearly determined to have the last one.

Better put on your dancing shoes, then. Royal Blood are back. And their future starts here.

 

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Just Announced: Avril Lavigne “Bite Me Canada Tour 2022”

AVRIL LAVIGNE LAUNCHES “BITE ME CANADA TOUR 2022” TO HIT CROSS-CANADA MARKETS IN MAY 2022

AVRIL LAVIGNE’S FIRST CANADIAN HEADLINE TOUR IN OVER TEN YEARS KICKING OFF ON MAY 3, 2022, WITH SPECIAL GUESTS GRANDSON AND MOD SUN.

AVRIL RECENTLY PERFORMED HER LATEST SINGLE “BITE ME” WITH TRAVIS BARKER ON “THE TONIGHT SHOW” AND IS PERFORMING ON THE “ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW” ON NOVEMBER 30TH.

Toronto, ON (November 26, 2021–Multi-platinum artist, and multiple-time Juno Award Winner Avril Lavigne launches her first Canadian tour in over ten years with the “Bite Me Canada 2022” tour featuring special guests, grandson and Mod Sun.

Avril Lavigne recently signed to DTA Records and released “Bite Me” featuring Travis Barker, her first release of new music since 2019’s “Head Above Water”. According to Lavigne, the track is “an anthem about knowing your worth, what you deserve, and not giving someone a second chance who doesn’t deserve you.” New music and a new album will follow in 2022.

2022 also celebrates the 20th anniversary of Avril’s iconic and ground-breaking diamond-selling album “Let Go”. “I’m so excited to come home and rock out with you Canada! I can’t wait to see you in person this Spring!”, shares Avril.

The “Bite Me Canada 2022” tour will play 14 markets in Canada coast to coast kicking off in Moncton, NB on May 3, 2022, and wrapping up in Victoria, BC on May 25, 2022. The Artist Presale begins Monday, November 29, 2021 at 10 AM local time, followed by the AMEX Front of the Line presale on Tuesday, November 30 2021 at 10 AM local time through Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 10 PM local time. Public on-sale begins on Friday, December 3, at 10 AM local time. See below for the full pre-sale and on-sale schedule, $1.00 will be added to each ticket sold to go towards the Avril Lavigne Foundation, which supports people with serious illness or disabilities.

 

Artist Presale: Monday, November 29, 2021 @ 10:00am LOCAL – Thursday, December 2, 2021 @ 10:00pm LOCAL

AMEX Presale: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 @ 10:00am LOCAL – Thursday, December 2, 2021 @ 10:00pm LOCAL

Live Nation Presale: Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 @ 10:00am LOCAL – Thursday, December 2, 2021 @ 10:00pm LOCAL

Facebook Presale: Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am LOCAL – Thursday, December 2, 2021 @ 10:00 pm LOCAL

General On Sale: Friday, December 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am LOCAL

 

Visit www.avrillavigne.com for more information and watch for additional dates to be announced soon.

 

BITE ME CANADA TOUR 2022 TOUR DATES:
*grandson not appearing
5/3 – Avenir Centre – Moncton, NB
5/4 – Scotiabank Centre – Halifax, NS
5/6 – Videotron Centre – Quebec City, QC*
5/7 – Place Bell – Montreal, QC
5/9 – TD Place Arena – Ottawa, ON*
5/10 – Budweiser Gardens – London, ON
5/12 – Caesars Windsor – Windsor, ON
5/13 – Coca-Cola Coliseum – Toronto, ON
5/17 – Canada Life Centre –Winnipeg, MB
5/18 – SaskTelCentre – Saskatoon, SK
5/19 – Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB
5/21 – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Calgary, AB
5/22 – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Calgary, AB
5/24 – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre –Vancouver, BC
5/25 – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre – Victoria, BC

 

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Concerts are BACK at Thunderbird Arena!

05 October 2019 at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre (Photo by Bob Frid)

VANCOUVER – After a long-awaited time away from live events, we are excited that concerts and shows are making a return to the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre! With the recent announcement of BROCKHAMPTON, there are now three confirmed concerts scheduled for 2022. Here’s a look at what’s in store:

Glass Animals: Dreamland Tour

DATE: MARCH 10, 2022
TICKETS: Ticketmaster

Kicking off the concert season at UBC, Glass Animals announced their North American “Dreamland Tour” back in May. The tour starts on August 30 and takes the band across North America well into 2022, including a stop here in Vancouver on March 10. Listen to their hit songs Heat Waves and Gooey. Also check out the Glass Animals website for a little throwback to 90’s Microsoft Windows! Tickets are now on sale.

BROCKHAMPTON: Here Right Now Tour

DATE: APRIL 12, 2022
TICKETS: Ticketmaster
SUPPORT: Jean Dawson, Paris, Texas, & HVN

A month later, BROCKHAMPTON takes the stage at Thunderbird Arena on April 12. This American hip hop band recently released their sixth studio album back in April, Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine, with songs like COUNT ON ME and BUZZCUT having over 12 million streams each on Spotify. Tickets are now on sale with both general admission and designated seats available.

KALEO: Fight or Flight Tour

DATE: MAY 9, 2022
TICKETS: Ticketmaster

The wait is finally over to see grammy-nominated rock band KALEO! Initially set for the summer of 2020, the newly announced dates for the worldwide tour’s North American leg are now on sale. KALEO released their highly-anticipated album, Surface Sounds, this past April.

Skate Canada International

DATE: OCTOBER 29-31, 2021

The best skaters from around the world are coming to Vancouver for the 2021 Skate Canada International this October 29-31. For the latest updates on the event, please visit the Skate Canada website.

 

We are excited to have you back at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre watching the artists you love! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest news!