Top 14 nostalgia shows of 2014

Top 14 nostalgia shows of 2014

Excluding Bro Country for Young Men – Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Dirk Gently – and Trix for Little Girls – P!nk, Gaga, Lady Perry – which will always be with us, an astounding trend emerges from the 2014 concert season: People sure love nostalgia. Stop whatever has replaced presses! Septuagenarians had a field day. […]

Bon Jovi to play Edmonton in April – ‘Because We Can’

Bon Jovi doesn’t need a reason to tour – “Because We Can” is the name of the band’s latest jaunt around the globe. The band will hit Edmonton’s Rexall Place on April 3, one of six Canadian dates announced by the band this week. Pre-sale tickets go on sale Friday; the public on-sale is expected […]

MAJOR HISTORY: Paul McCartney to play Rexall Place in November

Edmonton never got the Beatles – but at least we can get the cutest Beatle 50 years later. He’s still cute, too. As many had already guessed, Paul McCartney is the “major historical concert event” that was announced on Friday. For his first-ever appearance in Edmonton, he’ll perform on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Rexall Place. […]

CONCERTS: Rihanna returns to Rexall Place this spring

What a big day for concert announcements. On top of the “major historical concert event” revealed at a Mayor’s press conference on Friday, Rihanna is coming back to town this spring. She’ll perform at Rexall Place on Wednesday, March 27. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 15. Known for sexy pop-dance songs like S&M – […]

RUMOUR MILL: Paul McCartney to play Edmonton this fall

The last time they made such a big deal about a simple concert announcement, it was the Rolling Stones. This time, it’s probably Paul McCartney. Anticipation is high for the announcement of a “major historical concert event” this Friday at 11 a.m. – by the Mayor Himself, no less. It’s “scheduled for Rexall Place this […]

Steelers anthem rapper Wiz Khalifa hits town in November

Wiz Khalifa is getting a little ahead of himself – the up-and-coming rap star coming to Edmonton as part of what he’s calling “The 2050 Tour.” The Pittsburgh, PA star may be more famous a lot sooner than that – even sooner than when Pittsburgh Steelers win another Super Bowl. Performing at the Shaw Conference […]

Holy s—! Edmonton metal band Striker to open for Metallica

Striker – an Edmonton speed metal band very much in the vein of early Metallica – has won the opening spot for this weekend’s Metallica concerts in a contest sponsored by the Bear radio station. They’ll play Friday and Saturday at Rexall Place. The band wasn’t immediately available for comment, but posted this statement on […]

The Weeknd, Band of Skulls to play Edmonton in September

The Twitter-sphere, Blog-o-verse and Facebookopolis are abuzz today with news that one of Canada’s hottest new indie acts – The Weeknd, a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye – is coming to town. His cinematic music, which has been “going viral” on social media, performs at the Edmonton Event Centre on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Tickets are $40 and go […]

Alexisonfire farewell tour to hit Edmonton in December

It just wouldn’t be a proper break-up without a farewell tour. The principal members of Alexisonfire – singers Dallas Green and George Pettit – have obviously buried the hatchet long enough to get together and just come back to say goodbye. The briefly reunited Canadian punk rock band will include Edmonton on its farewell tour, […]

ANNOUNCING: Jeff Dunham, Wintersleep, The Wiggles

One of the biggest stand-up comics who gets away with murder because he can blame it all on his racist puppets is returning to Edmonton. You guessed it: Jeff Dunham – along with Walter, Peanut, Jose Jalapeno on a Stick, Melvin the Superhero Guy and the ever-loving Achmed the Dead Terrorist, and many more! – […]

Let’s talk anarchy: Oi Polloi makes first Edmonton appearance

Oi Polloi frontman Deek Allen has seen a lot of shit in his three decades with Scotland’s eminent anarcho-punk band – and he’s had about enough of it. “We started to make a few stipulations in places about the places we stay (on tour),” he says. “We don’t want to stay in places that are […]

Skrillex gig finds a home at the Shaw Conference Centre

Electronic dance music fans can stand down from red alert – the Skrillex gig has been saved. Bumped from the St. Albert Kinsmen Park venue after being denied a permit, the show will now take place on Friday, July 20 at the Shaw Conference Centre. All previously held tickets will be honoured, no need to […]

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