Newt’s top 10 (or 13) Metro Vancouver concerts in October

Iron Maiden plays Rogers Arena

By Steve Newton

Iron Maiden: British heavy metal legends, featuring vocalist Bruce Dickinson, perform on their The Future Past Tour. October 2 at Rogers Arena. Here’s my interview with Bruce Dickinson from 1983.

Coheed and Cambria: prog-metal quartet from New York, featuring guitarist-vocalist and main songwriter Claudio Sanchez, with guests Deafheaven. October 2 at the Vogue Theatre. Here’s my interview with Claudio Sanchez from 2010.

Queens of the Stone Age play the Coliseum

Queens of the Stone Age: American stoner-rock band, featuring singer-guitarist Josh Homme, with guests Viagra Boys and Jehnny Beth. October 3 at the Pacific Coliseum.

54-40: Vancouver guitar-rock greats, featuring lead vocalist and main songwriter Neil Osborne. October 6 and 7 at the Commodore Ballroom. Here’s my interview with Neil Osborne from 2000.

Peter Gabriel: British prog-rock, art-pop, and worldbeat singer and songwriter, former member of Genesis. October 7 at Rogers Arena.

Scott Smith: Vancouver guitarist-vocalist and pedal-steel ace performs at a release party for his new album Lifeboat: Explorations in Pedal Steel. October 12 at Tyrant Studios. Here’s my interview with Scott Smith from 2020.

Ann Wilson plays the Hard Rock Casino

Ann Wilson of Heart & Tripsitter: Lead vocalist from Heart performs with her current band Tripsitter. October 13 at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver. Here’s my interview with Ann Wilson from 1985.

Highway 62 Re-imagined: Steve Dawson-led ensemble composed of Barney Bentall, John Boutté, Jim Byrnes, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Ndidi Onukwulu, Dawn Pemberton, Suzie Ungerleider, Joachim Cooder, and Maya de Vitry celebrates Bob Dylan’s iconic album. October 13 and 14 at Kay Meek Arts Centre.

ZZ Top: legendary blues-rockers from Texas, with guest Cory Marks. October 14 at Abbotsford Centre. Here’s my interview with Billy Gibbons from 1994.

Guns N’ Roses: hard-rock greats from L.A., featuring singer Axl Rose and guitarist Slash. October 16 at BC Place Stadium. Here’s my interview with Slash from 1994.

Chest Fever: San Diego-based tribute to The Band, officially approved by Robbie Robertson. October 21 at the Rickshaw Theatre.

The Doobie Brothers: American rock legends, featuring guitarist-vocalists Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons, and keyboardist-vocalist Michael McDonald, perform on their 50th anniversary tour. October 28 at Abbotsford Centre. Here’s my interview with Tom Johnston from 1991.

Plini plays the Rickshaw

Plini: Australian prog-rock guitar wizard, with guests Strawberry Girls and Standards. October 28 at the Rickshaw Theatre.

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