The city of Vancouver got three solid, but very different concert announcements this week.
Bruno Mars announced a giant 85 date tour that kicks off in Las Vegas in support of his album 24K Magic.
He lands in Vancouver on Wednesday, July 27, and is slated to perform at least one show (there is space for additional dates) at Rogers Arena. If you have never seen Bruno Mars live before, he’s well worth the price of admission. It’s no shock he’s been labeled as this generations Michael Jackson by some – the guy was born to entertain. Mars, the 31 year old entertainer will be bringing his super entertaining band, The Hooligans, with him. No word on who the supporting acts will be, but tickets start at $40 and go to $175. Tickets go on sale on Monday, November 21st, but if you purchase something from the official Bruno Mars store (such as a digital copy of the new album), you get presale access on Friday, November 18th – for up to two tickets. This one is sure to sell out.
Jackson Browne, the award winning American singer/songwriter who recently got inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, brings his (Pretty Much) Somewhat Acoustic Tour to Vancouver and The Centre on April 27, support acts are Greg Leisz, and sister and brother singer-songwriters Sara and Sean Watkins. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 10am, and range from $50 -100 (plus fees). Safe to say, this too, will sell out.
Sting who recently just reopened Bataclan, the Paris club that was the site of a horrible terrorist attack that killed 90 people roughly a year ago, is also coming to Vancouver. His worldwide 57th & 9th tour, that makes stops in arenas and clubs, is coming to everyone’s favorite Vancouver concert venue – The Commodore. The venue makes the concert a must see on the concert calendar for 2017, tickets go on presale on November 15th, and general sale on November 21st. Tickets are $157 plus fees and charges, so you’re likely looking at roughly $200 a ticket, but to potentially hear hits such as, ‘Roxanne’, ‘Every Breath You Take’ and ‘Desert Rose’ in a club that seats less than a thousand people isn’t something that happens on the regular. Sting’s support acts are Joe Sumner and the Last Bandoleros. The show is strictly credit card entry only – to prevent scalpers.