23 Live Music Shows to Check Out This February

Discover this month’s best music shows to dance or shoe-gaze away.

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1. Cold War Kids 

February 2

Tickets are still on sale for indie rock band ‘Cold War Kids’ performing live for their 20 Years Tour at the Vogue Theatre February 2. The all-ages show goes from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., with tickets starting at $45.00.


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2. Sina Bathaie Live 

February 2

Toronto-based Iranian composer, Sina Bathaie is performing live in Vancouver at Rickshaw Theatre February 2. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., with tickets starting at $46.80.


3. Star Wars and a Galaxy Far, Far Away 

February 2 and 3

The Orpheum is hosting another performance by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra playing all your favourite Star Wars tracks. There are two chances to catch this show, on February 2 at 8:00 p.m. or February 3 at the same time. Tickets go from $26.43 to $125.00

4. Crazy Diamonds

February 3

Crazy Diamonds, Vancouver’s Pink Floyd cover band, are performing the entirety of “Animals” alongside some of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits at the Rio Theatre, February 3. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., with tickets starting at $28.75. The Rio Theatre is 19+.


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5. BabyTron

February 3

Vogue Theatre is hosting rapper BabyTron and artist Certified Trapper February 3 with doors opening at 8 p.m.. Tickets go between $32.50 and $232.50.

6. Poolside

February 3

The American nu-disco and chillwave band, Poolside, is performing at Hollywood Theatre February 3, with doors opening at 8 p.m.. Tickets for this show go from $48.00 for general admission, 19+ only!


7. Abel Collective, Hotel Empress and Humanoid No More

February 3

Expect 60s harmonies and killer guitar riffs from Abel Collective, joined by the indie synth-rock artists Hotel Empress and club beats by artist Humanoid No More at Red Gate February 3. Tickets start at $15, with the tunes beginning at 8:00 p.m.


8. Joey Valence and Brae

February 5

Fortune Sound Club is hosting an all-ages show by alternative punk-rap duo Joey Valence and Brae Punk. Tickets start at $31.85, with doors opening at 7:00 p.m.


9. Night Lovell with HAARPER and Germ

February 7

The Commodore Ballroom is hosting Night Lovell, a Canadian rapper with a dark, edgy flair. You can catch his show, alongside HAARPER and Germ at 7:00 p.m., provided you’re 19 or older. Tickets are on sale from $51.


10. Eric Bellinger

February 7

Californian R&B singer and grandson to Jackson’s 5 Bobby Day, Eric Bellinger is performing at the Rickshaw Theatre February 7th at 7:00 p.m. He is joined by John Concepcion, an R&B artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Tickets to see these artists begin at $31.71 for those aged 19+


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11. City and Colour with Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats

February 8

Rogers Arena is hosting folk rock artist City and Colour alongside folk Americana band Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats. Tickets to see them live start at $66, with the show beginning at 7:00 p.m. February 8.


12. Swiftie Social

February 9

Starting at 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Gorg-O-Mish Nightclub in Vancouver is hosting a Taylor Swift Dance Party open to all Swifties looking to relive the Eras tour with other fans. Tickets are going fast at $15 per person, 19+ only!


13. Drag Attack! Love Potion

February 9

A Valentine’s Day-themed Drag Show comes to the Rio Theatre on February 9, with doors opening at 7:15 p.m. Everyone 16+ is welcome to enjoy a night of gay revelry and encouraged to wear their own fun costumes. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door.


14. Valentine’s Day: Burlesque Duos

February 14

This Valentine’s Day-themed Burlesque show is sure to be a hit with your date. Starting at 7:00 p.m. on February 14, this Rio Theatre show tends to sell out quickly, so grab your $25 advance tickets before seats are filled!


15. Close to You – Matt Storm and Ayla Tesler-Mabé

February 14

The Cobalt Cabaret are hosting Matt Storm and Ayla Tesler- Mabé, artists known for soulful melodies and electric guitar. Tickets start at $27.96 and doors open at 8:00 p.m., with a complimentary glass of wine included with your ticket.


16. The Palms

February 15

Starting at 8:00 p.m., The Palms are performing at Hollywood Theatre February 15. They describe their sound as Hip Hop and Folk with hints of West Coast Psychedelia plus even more. Tickets start $43.58 for those 19 or older.


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17. Silversun Pickups

February 16

American alternative/indie band Silversun Pickups are coming to the Commodore Ballroom February 16. The show starts at 7:00 p.m., with tickets ranging from $132-$231. This show is 19+.


18. The Koffin Kats, Hans Gruber and the Die Hards, and The Formites

February 17

Catch a 3-band show at the Rickshaw Theatre February 17, featuring The Koffin Kats, Hans Gruber and the Die Hards, and The Fomites. Tickets start at $23 for those 19 or older, with doors opening at 7:00 p.m.


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19. Madonna: The Celebration Tour

February 21

The legend herself returns to Vancouver to perform Rogers Arena February 21. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., with tickets starting at $276.


20. Andrew Bayer

February 23

Dance music artist Andrew Bayer brings trance, progressive house, trip-hop, and ambient together for a great night out. He performs live at Celebrities Nightclub on February 23, with doors opening at 10:00 p.m., and tickets starting from $50.00.

21. Em Beihold and Madelline

February 24

American singer-songwriter Em Beihold is performing at The Pearl for her “Maybe Life is Good Tour”. This show can be caught February 24 at 6:00 p.m., open to all ages. Tickets start at $39.48, with one dollar from each donated to Active Minds, a nonprofit organization dedicated to mental health awareness.


22. Sam Roberts Band

February 25

Hosted by the Commodore Ballroom, Canadian alt-rock artist Sam Roberts Band is performing at 7:00 p.m., February 25 for $66.75+ a ticket. This show is adults only.


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23. Stephen and Damian Marley

February 27

Singer, songwriter, and producer Stephen Marley is performing his new album “Old Soul” featuring a variety of artists, including Damian Marley. This show can be caught at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on February 27, at 8:30 p.m., with tickets starting at $54.