Buckle up, Vancouver, because October marks not just the start of spooky season, but the arrival of a ton of performing artists ranging from heavy metal icons like Iron Maiden to ’90s legends the Wu-Tang Clan. So with that in mind, here are 12 of the biggest concerts coming to Vancouver this October.

Iron Maiden


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To say that the ’70s English band helped popularize the genre of heavy metal would not be an understatement, with hits like Burning Ambition and Hell on Earth making their rounds even today. Vancouverites can catch the icons live at Rogers Arena on October 2nd.

When: October 2nd
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $79.45

Peter Gabriel

Peter Brian Gabriel is an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and activist. He rose to fame as the original lead singer of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in 1975, he launched a successful solo career with “Solsbury Hill” as his first single

When: October 7th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $64.35

Zack Fox

American stand-up comedian, rapper, writer, actor, and illustrator Zack Fox clearly does it all, collaborating with everyone from Kenny Beats to Thundercat. And he’ll be performing at the Commodore on October 11th.

When: October 11th
Where: Commodore Ballroom
Cost: $47.75


George Kusunoki Miller, known professionally as Joji, is a Japanese singer-songwriter and rapper, known for his unique blend of lo-fi, R&B, and trip-hop.

When: October 13th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $71.75+

Black Veil Brides

Another hard rock performance – and this time with a twist of goth inspo. Black Veil Brides was formed in 2006, and is now known for songs like In the End and Knives and Pens.

When: October 14th
Where: UBC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Cost: $25+

Noah Reid


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Known for his silky smooth voice and role in Schitt’s Creek, Noah Reid has certainly proved himself as a dynamic Canadian actor-singer-songwriter duo. In 2016, he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Original Song for his work in the film People Hold On.

When: October 15th
Where: Commodore Ballroom
Cost: $59.75+

Guns N’ Roses

If Hard Rock had a name, it would be Guns N’ Roses. The iconic band formed in 1985 with the merging of two popular LA bands: Hollywood Rose and L.A. Guns. The result? A group whose name precedes them and whose music has a place in nearly every household.

When: October 16th
Where: BC Place
Cost: $101.70+

Wu-Tang Clan


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Yes, you read that right. The iconic hip-hop collective that’s been making waves since the early ’90s is heading to the stage in Vancouver on October 16th. And here’s a fun factoid for you: Did you know that the group’s name is an acronym for “Witty Unpredictable Talent and Natural Game?”

When: October 16th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $222.85+


Whether you partied to “Raise Your Glass” or sang “So What” into your hairbrush growing up, P!nk was a quintessential pop artist of the 2000s, and continues to put out chart-topping music to this day. And you can catch her live at Rogers Arena on October 20th and 21st.

When: October 20th and 21st
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $302.20+

Lil Yachty

American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor Lil Yachty first rose to internet fame in 2015 for his singles One Night and Minnesota, as well as his debut mixtape Lil Boat. Now, the artist has a new album this year called Let’s Start Here, and he’s coming to Vancouver on October 21st.

When: October 21st
Where: UBC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Cost: $52.45+



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Tickets might be sold out for now, but we’re betting Ticketmaster isn’t done pumping out last-minute tickets just yet. Especially when it’s for Hozier, the Irish musician and singer-songwriter who took the world by storm with his Take Me To Church EP, and now his new Unreal Unearth album.

When: October 22nd
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: Check back for tickets soon

Kim Petras 

Finally, Kim Petras is bringing her Feed the Beast World Tour to the PNE on October 26th, so get ready for all things edgy and angsty.

When: October 26th
Where: PNE Forum
Cost: $69.50

So there you have it, Vancouver. October is shaping up to be quite an exciting month for live music – so snag some tickets while you can.