Happy new year to everyone around the globe, we hope it has started well and brightly for all – there are some amazing events coming up to see in Vancouver during 2017 – here are some of the very best events we feel you should see when visiting Vancity if you wish to see some great entertainment. We will be posting further events as the year moves on, so if you have any questions regarding specialty events then do not hesitate to contact us via Social media such as Facebook and Twitter and you can find the very best events you wish to see and post them on our blog. This year seems to be the year of the 80s Hair metal arena bands coming to visit, so lots of memories of hair spray and mullets seems appropriate being the year of The Rooster who itself sports some funky hair styles no?
NEW YEAR PARADE – THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER Website: http://www.cbavancouver.ca/
The Chinese New Year Parade will return for the 44th time on Sunday, January 29th beginning at 11am.
The 1.3-km long route starts at the Millennium Gate on Pender Street (between Shanghai Alley and Taylor Street), proceeds east along Pender Street, turns south onto Gore Street, turns west onto Keefer Street and then disperses on Keefer St at Abbott St.
If you like this you should also check out the DR. SUN YET SAN CHINESE GARDENS http://vancouverchinesegarden.com/ in the heart of CHINATOWN (Which is one of the oldest Chinatowns in North America.
BC PLACE STADIUM – HOME TO MAJOR SPORTING & MUSIC EVENTS
HSBC CANADA RUGBY SEVENS – March 11th & 12th Website: http://www.bcplace.com/events
The HSBC Canada Sevens tournament will feature 45 games played over two days – March 11 and 12, 2017. Rugby sevens matches feature two 7-minute halves of play with a 2-minute halftime.
The match schedule will be set closer to the tournament dates, however estimated times of play will be:
Saturday, March 11: 9:30am – 8:00pm (Gates Open at 8:30am)
Sunday, March 12: 10:00am – 6:30pm (Gates Open at 9:00am)
U2 – The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour – BC Place Stadium on May 12
This was the album that propelled Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jnr & Adam Clayton who were popular Irish pop rockers to fully fledged stadium arena rock stars! It has their biggest well known singles such as“With or Without You”, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where the Streets Have No Name” which is undoubtedly their most popular single to date, and with Brian Eno at the helm producing the album it was bound to be huge, as he has produced other great artists such as Talking Heads to name a few. The band will kick off their tour in Vancouver where among their hits they will also play the whole album in its entirety with some of the songs never before performed live – what a treat! Website: http://www.bcplace.com/events/2017/u2-the-joshua-tree-tour-2017
GUNS N ROSES – BC place Stadium on September 1
It is as close to the full original line up as you will get for now currently composed of Axl Rose (vocals, piano), Slash (lead guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Richard Fortus (rhythm guitar), Frank Ferrer (drums), and Melissa Reese (keyboards). We guess these days we do not worry whether or not Axel Rose will perform or even make the whole show as it seems there is some harmony among this line up of shock rock punk metal rockers or whatever you want to call them. Like U2 this band is among the Daddies of Stadium Rock arena shows and we are sure they will be amazing to watch – prepared to be deafened!
DEF LEPPARD at ROGERS ARENA June 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
These group of lads from the working class areas of Northern England still know how to rock it out at the big stadiums, and, just like the other artists listed above they were also at the height of the hair metal and spandex craze that swept during the 80s. Expect the crowds to go insane when the most important member of the band ‘Eddie’ decides to say hello mid set!
We will be posting more events as they are announced over the coming weeks and months – so stay tuned!