The weather may still be chilly, but the stages are heating up in Vancouver this February. Here’s a look at five must-see concerts, including a rare performance from a Seattle grunge supergroup who is no longer Superunknown.
Muse, Feb. 6 at Rogers Arena: Fans of rock from across the pond shouldn’t miss this show featuring the English rock band from Devon. Formed back in 1994, Muse fuses multiple genres, including progressive and alternative rock, heavy metal, classical music and electronica. Best known for the 2006 smash record Black Holes and Revelations, Muse recently released their sixth studio album, The 2nd Law. Tickets from $39.50
Soundgarden, Feb. 10 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre: It’s hard to believe that it’s been
29 19 years since the release of Superunknown, the award-winning album that seamlessly blended rock and grunge and brought Soundgarden international fame. The Seattle band is credited, of course, as one of the pioneers of grunge, alongside contemporaries Nirvana, Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam. After breaking up in 1997, incendiary singer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil and the rest of the band reunited in 2010. The Evening with Soundgarden tour is a series of intimate shows in support of their new King Animal album. Tickets from $86.75.
Marilyn Manson, Feb. 11 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre: Mothers, hide your children. Goth shock rocker Marilyn Manson is back in Vancouver. In 1he 1990s, Manson’s creepily erotic visuals and outrageous vocal style and lyrics earned him plenty of notoriety and album sales. The 1995 album Smells Like Children vaulted Manson into the spotlight with his cover of the Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). That was followed by the even bigger Antichrist Superstar. Manson’s current tour supports the 2012 release Born Villain. Tickets from $45.
The Neighbourhood, Feb. 25 at Biltmore Cabaret: Catch this Californian five-piece – that blends hip-hop with rock instrumentation – before they hit the big time. The Neighbourhood’s first single, Female Robbery, was released anonymously and attracted lots of attention for its mix of hip-hop crooning with hard rock guitar riffs. Since then, they’ve revealed their identity and come out with their first EP, I’m Sorry. Tickets from $15.
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