Another month, another slew of amazing live performances coming to Vancouver. From big names like Elton John and Michael Buble to fan faves like The Black Keys, Wolf Alice, and King Princess, here are 15 exciting concerts to check out in Vancouver this October.

Michael Bublé


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We’re kicking off this list with none other than pop sensation & Canadian talent Michael Bublé, whose very first album ever reached the top 10 in Canada and the UK. With the holidays just around the corner, why not treat yourself to a little Bublé early this year?

When: Saturday, October 1st
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $130.65

The Black Keys 

Emerging as one of the most popular ‘garage rock’ artists of the 2000s, there’s no question that The Black Keys have made their mark on the industry. If you’re not already a fan, you’ve definitely at least heard “Gold on the Ceiling” or “Lonely Boy” playing in your favourite TV show growing up.

When: Monday, October 3rd
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $62.73

Florence & the Machine 

The same can be said for Florence + The Machine – even if you’re not an avid fan, you’ve heard their incredible music in media for over a decade now, and for good reason. The English indie rock band consists of vocalist Florence Welch, keyboardist Isabella Summers, guitarist Rob Ackroyd, harpist Tom Monger, and a collaboration of other musicians, making their sound as dynamic as they come.

When: Tuesday, October 4th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $58.50


This one’s actually a music festival presented by Blueprint Events and Live Nation featuring a ton of talented artists and genres who will perform across multiple stages. On the main stage on Friday, October 7th, we have Armin van Buuren and Kaskade at the Pacific Coliseum. On Saturday, there are performances by Black Tiger Sex Machine, G Jones, and more. And on Sunday, October 9th, Fisher and Artbat will perform on the Seasons House Stage. The latter two performances will be at the PNE Forum on Hastings.

When: Friday, October 7th to Sunday, October 9th
Where: 100 North Renfrew Street
Cost: $175.50 for a three-day pass

Lamb of God

Heavy metal fans, this one’s for you. Lamb of God is coming to UBC’s Doug Mitchell on Sunday, October 9th – and we’re sure it’ll be an unforgettable performance. The band formed in the 90s as Burn the Priest, consisting of bassist John Campbell, vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, and drummer Art Cruz.

When: Sunday, October 9th
Where: 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard, UBC
Cost: $67.35

AP Dhillon 


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The Indo-Canadian singer, rapper, and record producer Amritpal Singh Dhillon (known professionally as AP Dhillon) is performing at Rogers Arena on Saturday, October 8th, so grab your tickets while you can! Five of his singles have peaked on the Official Charts Company UK Asian and Punjabi charts, while “Majhail” and “Brown Munde” have topped the chart.

When: Saturday, October 8th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $103.05

Wolf Alice 

Although Wolf Alice has been on a four-year hiatus, the English rock band is back and better than ever, and with their third album, Blue Weekend. The acoustic duo includes singer Ellie Rowsell and guitarist Joff Oddie, as well as a featured bassist Theo Ellis and drummer Joel Amey as of 2012.

When: Friday, October 14th
Where: 868 Granville Street
Cost: $89.25+


Morcheeba is honestly one of those bands that is a perfect blend of multiple genres. The electronic group formed in the mid-1990s with founding members vocalist Skye Edwards and Paul and Ross Godfrey, who blend everything from trip-hop, rock, folk rock, and downtempo.

When: Tuesday, October 18th
Where: 868 Granville Street
Cost: $59.75

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King Princess 


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Even if you live under a rock, it’d be hard not to at least hear of King Princess or her “Cheap Queen” 2019 album. The Brooklyn-born singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has put out a ton of music in her few years in the ‘biz, including hits like 1950, Holy, Talia, and now, her new album Hold On Baby.

When: Friday, October 21st
Where: 868 Granville Street
Cost: $135.66+

Zac Brown Band 

The Zac Brown Band is an American country band based in Atlanta, consisting of Zac Brown, Jimmy De Martini, John Driskell Hopkins, Coy Bowles, Chris Fryar, Clay Cook, Matt Mangano, and Daniel de Los Reyes. The entire gang is rolling up to Rogers Arena on Friday, October 21st – so country lovers, mark your calendars!

When: Friday, October 21st
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $86.10

Elton John


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There are few artists alive that can compare to Elton John, AKA the “Rocket Man.” And as far as solo artists go – he’s had over 40 years of experience and put out 31 albums since 1969. With classic hits that are still topping the charts to new singles like Hold Me Closer with Britney Spears, Elton John is truly the epitome of “the man, the myth, and the legend.” Seeing him perform at his Farewell Tour is pretty much obligatory – so much so, that they’ve added a second show on Saturday, October 22nd.

When: Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd
Where: 777 Pacific Boulevard
Cost: $108.24+


For those who don’t know, Arkells is a Canadian rock band formed in Hamilton back in 2006. They’ve since released six albums, two EPs, and a number of singles that have charted in Canada – so get ready for high energy, great music, and a wild time.

When: Tuesday, October 25th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $57.95+


This one’s a unique pick. Wardruna is a Norweigian group formed in the early 2000s, dedicated to creating musical renditions of Nose cultural traditions. Their music makes use of Nordic historical instruments including deer-hide frame drums, flutes, and goat horns – as well as non-traditional instruments like the sounds of trees, rocks, water, and even torches.

When: Wednesday, October 26th
Where: 601 Smithe Street
Cost: $56+



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Coming to Celebrities Nightclub on the Friday before Halloween is none other than SNAKEHIPS, the British electronic music duo known for their remixes for Banks, The Weeknd, Bondax, and Wild Belle – as well as their 2015 hit single, “All My Friends.”

When: Friday, October 28th
Where: 1022 Davie Street
Cost: $49.69

Carly Rae Jepsen 

Yes, the “Call Me Maybe” singer and late-2000s pop icon is coming to Doug Mitchell at UBC this month. And yes, you should definitely snag tickets while you can.

When: Saturday, October 29th
Where: 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard
Cost: $58.60+

And that’s a wrap on this month’s concert roundup, folks. We hope you make it out to some amazing local concerts this October.