On September 3rd, headliners Lorde, Alessia Cara and Liam Payne had fun in the sun for the iHeartRadio Beach Ball at the PNE Amphitheatre during The Fair at the PNE. Presented by Virgin Radio, the first night of the inaugural two-day summer music festival in Vancouver featured a line-up of artists making waves in the pop music scene.
Filling the void left by the cancellation of British Columbia’s two popular festivals Squamish and Pemberton, iHeartRadio’s Beach Ball sought to bring the music fest mojo back to Vancouver in the first-ever iteration of their live music concert events on the west coast of Canada featuring today’s hottest pop stars.
Vancouver’s legion of Little Monsters were lucky to witness the sold-out opening night of Mother Monster Lady Gaga‘s Joanne World Tour at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on August 1st. Details of the tour were kept tightly under wraps up until the evening of the concert, so as the songs, costumes and other production elements were unveiled throughout the two-hour extravaganza, the Canadian Gaga fans saw firsthand the innovative creative vision of pop music’s most dynamic and daring artist unfold during a smash of a monster mash.
After traveling across Europe and Latin America, Ed Sheeran has brought his massively successful Divide Tour to North America. The down-to-earth and in-demand English singer-songwriter performed a sold-out concert at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on July 28th. With a setlist full of his hits from the last six years of his astronomical career, the folk-pop star proved without a doubt that he is still at the top of his A game.
After dazzling Europe this past spring, Bruno Mars brought his 24K Magic World Tour to Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada on July 26th for the first of two sold-out arena concerts. The consummate performer never ceases to blow audiences away with his live performance offerings—be it at the Super Bowl half-time show or during awards ceremonies—and his concerts are no exception as he engages his audiences in a full-on dance party.
Queen + Adam Lambert are back in action and ready to rock cities across the United States and Canada all summer long. Once again, original members Brian May and Roger Taylor are joined by American singer (of American Idol fame) Adam Lambert to perform two hours’ worth of the iconic British band’s greatest hits. I first saw Queen + Adam Lambert in Vancouver during their first summer tour together in 2014. In the three years since that show, they have been travelling the globe extensively, performing to audiences in sold-out venues worldwide. The Queen + Adam Lambert extravaganza is an epic nostalgia trip for long-time fans as well as a great experience for both newer and younger fans witnessing Queen live for the very first time, both instances of which were true for the Canadian Queen fans at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on July 2nd.