Looking ahead to May, there are quite a few exciting artists slated to take the stage in Vancouver, from Pearl Jam to Avril Lavigne, to bbno$. So if you’re looking at live events to snag tickets to, consider adding one or a few of these concerts to your list. Here are 10 of the biggest concerts coming to Vancouver this May.

21 Savage: American Dream Tour 

While currently sold out, the 21 Savage concert is worth checking regularly for the release of additional tickets. The British-born rapper rose to fame in the Atlanta rap scene back in the ’90s, and shows no signs of slowing down.

When: Wednesday, May 1st
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $195+

IDLES: Love is the Fing Tour 

While tickets to post-punk band IDLES are currently sold out for May 3rd, there are still some up for grabs on Thursday, May 2nd.

When: Thursday, May 2nd
Where: PNE Forum
Cost: $49.50

FOREIGNER: Farewell Canada 

With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is hailed as one of the most popular rock bands in the world, behind some of the genre’s most iconic anthems over the years, including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” and “Waiting For A Girl Like You.”

When: Friday, May 3rd
Where: Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford
Cost: $191.75+

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Pearl Jam Dark Matter World Tour 

Pearl Jam fans, listen up. Your favourite ’90s rock band is going on a world tour, and Vancouver is the only Canadian stop. Stay tuned for last-minute ticket prices for the May 4th and May 6th shows as they drop!

When: Saturday, May 4th and Monday, May 6th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: Check back soon


Not only is Canadian punk rock band D.O.A. from Vancouver, but they’re also often referred to as the “founders” of hardcore punk, alongside other iconic bands. So if your goal is to enjoy some head-bangin’ music, this might be your scene.

When: Saturday, May 11th
Where: Commodore Ballroom
Cost: $41.75+

The Bryson Tiller Tour 

Known for his laid-back melodies and soulful lyrics, Bryson Tiller emerged in the mid-2010s, and is now on tour – with a stop planned at Doug Mitchell this month.

When: Sunday, May 12th
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Cost: $193.11

The Postal Service & Death Cab For Cutie

Seattle-born indie pop band The Postal Service is teaming up with Bellingham-formed Death Cab For Cutie on their new ‘Give Up & Transatlanticism Tour,’ which is stopping in Vancouver on Tuesday, May 14th.

When: Tuesday, May 14th
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Cost: Check back soon

Avril Lavigne

The Avril Lavigne: The Greatest Hits 27-date tour will treat fans to the star’s biggest songs to date. We’re talking “Complicated,” “Sk8er Boi,” “Girlfriend,” and “Here’s To Never Growing Up,” among many more hits.

When: Wednesday, May 22nd
Where: Rogers Arena

Sarah McLachlan 

From her 1988 debut album “Touch” to her 1997 breakout album “Surfacing,” Sarah McLachlan is truly a Canadian pop icon. The celebrated singer-songwriter has countless JUNO awards and Grammy’s under her belt.

When: Thursday, May 23rd
Where: Pacific Coliseum
Cost: $89+

bb’s bonanza 


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If you thought bbno$ was already the coolest – check this one out. The Vancouver-born artist is throwing a benefit concert alongside a long list of friends – including Yung Gravy, Yung Bae, and Jungle Bobby – to name a few. Best of all? 100% of the proceeds are going towards the DTES Women’s Centre.

When: Sunday, May 26th
Where: Malkin Bowl
Cost: $87.94