Jim Jefferies Unusual Punishment Tour

Comedian Jim Jefferies has announced the Unusual Punishment Tour, his latest major multi-city standup comedy tour that will take him across the United States and Canada throughout the rest of the year.

Jim Jefferies - Unusual Punishment TourJim Jefferies
Date: December 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm
On-Sale: Friday, June 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC


Comedian Jim Jefferies has announced the Unusual Punishment Tour, his latest major multi-city standup comedy tour that will take him across the United States and Canada throughout the rest of the year.

Jefferies has firmly established himself as one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, with a controversial and belief-challenging standup style that continues to surprise and entertain audiences across the globe. The tour announcement comes hot of the hells of his fifth major standup comedy special “Freedumb” which premiered July 1st, 2016 on Netflix.

Jefferies burst on to the scene in the United States after his popular debut HBO special “I Swear to God.” His additional successful comedy specials include “Contraband,” “Alcoholocaust,” and “Fully Functional.”

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The Eagles play Vancouver May 10

The Eagles - Rogers Place VancouverThe Eagles – Vancouver
May 10, 2018

Just announced: The Eagles play Vancouver May 10.  Due to the overwhelming demand for the Eagles’ sold out concerts and the anticipated response for shows going on sale this weekend, additional concerts have been added to the band’s 2018 tour. The tour will now kick off on March 12 in Indianapolis, Indiana, with added shows set for St. Louis, Missouri on March 18; Des Moines, Iowa on March 21; Vancouver on May 10, Calgary on May 14; Edmonton on May 15; Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 17; and New Orleans, Louisiana on June 20. Tickets for these newly announced concerts go on sale Friday, December 8 at 10 AM local time through Ticketmaster.com. A full listing of tour dates can be found below.

American Express® Card Members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, December 5 at 10 AM through Thursday, December 7 at 10 PM local time. Additional presale opportunities will be available beginning Thursday, December 7 at 9 AM. For complete ticket information, visit Eagles.com.

The Eagles – Don Henley, Joe Walsh & Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey – set their initial 2018 tour dates featuring stadium concerts in Orlando, Miami, Denver and Minneapolis with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band; Washington D.C. and Philadelphia with James Taylor & His All-Star Band; and Dallas, Texas with Chris Stapleton sharing the bill. Additional 2018 shows are an “Evening with the Eagles.”

***Pre-sale is on NOW

More info and ticket links: http://barsnbands.net/listings/events/48135/

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Matt Patershuk in Concert

WCMA nominted roots-country artist
Matt Patershuk

November 24, 7:30 pm at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre

Upstairs Lounge
Tickets $20 through Eventbrite.ca

If all it took was a handful of good songs, the ability to finesse beautiful melodies from an old flat top guitar and an honest rough and true voice to make it in the music business, Matt Patershuk would be a star many times over.

Matt Patershuk music has a rare quality that allows his songs to go deeply in and weave into the fabric of the experiences of everyone who hears them. Each word he sings is as real and true as the ground we’re standing on and as welcome as spring wind over the prairie. Even if the La Glace, Alberta resident hasn’t been on Saturday Night Live or played at the Grand Ole Opry yet, Matt Patershuk’s third album, ‘Same As I Ever Have Been’ is more than good enough to change all of that.

In many ways, Matt Patershuk’s music is a study in contrasts. As rough and loose as his songs may sound on first listen, it’s obvious that a lot of thought has gone into every lyric and riff he shares. Matt’s not an ivory tower thinker or dilettante; the demands imposed by the land and horses of his rural property, and his day job as a bridge builder assure that he’s never too far away from the concerns of the everyday world.

Stay in the loop with upcoming concerts and the latest local music news at: https://playinvictoria.net/music-news/
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Shabazz Palaces & Porter Ray Upstairs Cabaret Dec. 2

Shabazz Palaces & Porter RayShabazz Palaces & Porter Ray

Pretty Good Not Bad presents our inaugural Winter Showcase with Shabazz Palaces & Porter Ray. Experimental hip-hop duo from Seattle, on tour to support their two latest releases “Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star” and “Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines”.

SHABAZZ PALACES http://www.shabazzpalaces.com/ https://www.subpop.com/artists/shabazz_palaces

PORTER RAY https://porterray.bandcamp.com/ https://www.subpop.com/artists/porter_ray

Tickets on sale now at Vinyl Envy and online at Ticket Rocket: http://www.ticketrocket.co/event/details/101742/shabazz-palaces-porter-ray

$20 advance / $25 door
19+ Doors at 7pm.

More info: http://www.facebook.com/events/1714672785211751/


Also check out: Twin Kennedy

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2018 Juno Awards to be hosted by Michael Buble’

2018 Juno Awards - Michael Buble'Prepare to be entertained by the one and only Michael Bublé. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced that the 12-time JUNO Award winner and beloved Canadian crooner is set to host The 2018 JUNO Awards, which will be held at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Sunday, March 25, 2018and broadcast live across Canada on CBC TV, CBC Radio and around the world on CBCMusic.ca at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET (6 p.m. MT7 p.m. CT9 p.m. AT, 9:30 p.m. NT).

Tickets for The 2018 JUNO Awards go on sale this Friday, November 24 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets are available starting at $59 through Rogers Arena Box Office, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 and online at ticketmaster.ca.

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Traxxas Monster Truck Tour coming in January

Traxxas Monster Truck

Traxxas Monster Truck Tour

Traxxas Monster Truck Tour will be the motorsports entertainments epicenter with the nation’s most competitive MONSTER TRUCKS as they invade Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre!

See these incredible 10,000-pound, car-crushing giants compete in Racing, Wheelie Contests, and then rock the house with amazing Freestyle Action during the Traxxas Monster Truck Tour! Pick your event or come to both! 2 days and times to cover your family’s needs.

Plus, meet the drivers and see the trucks up close at the pre-event Autograph Pit Party. Meet your favourites:

ROCK STAR…Leader of the monster truck mafia!
WHEELIE CRASH…This is one WILD Monster Truck!
IDENTITY THEFT… WHO can it be!?!
REVERSE RACER… Which way is he going?!
POUND HOUND… Going head-to-head with the BIG boys!

*Monster Truck lineup subject to change without notice.

FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS:  Watch as these top riders perform sick tricks like: Cliffhangers, Double Seat Grabs, Superman Seat Grabs, & the Backflip!

PLUS, ride in a real Monster Truck during the Pit Party and Intermission! (Ride Truck Operations does charge a fee for each person to ride in it, cash only).

PLEASE NOTE! – As this event is indoors, please note that loud noise and exhaust fumes should be expected and are regulated by staff on site. Not recommended for children under 2 years of age. Each event from start to finish has an estimated run time of 2-3 hours.

Traxxas Monster Truck Tour
Date: January 20-21, 2018

On-Sale: Friday, November 24, 2017 at 10:00 am
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC

You may also like: IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive

Tickets for other events: Save on Foods Memorial Centre Box Office

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Under Paris Skies – La Musique d’Edith Piaf

Edie Daponte presents Under Paris Skies – La Musique d’Edith Piaf; music and entertainment inspired by Paris.

Edie Daponte presents Under Paris Skies – La Musique d’Edith Piaf; music and entertainment inspired by Paris.

Edie and her 4 piece band will perform many of the French cabaret singer’s – widely regarded as France\’s national chanteuse – soulful and emotional numbers. Non Je Ne Regrette Rien; La Vie en Rose; Milord; Sous le Ciel de Paris and many more, interwoven with Edie’s engaging style of audience-interaction, and interpretation of the French numbers. She’ll also be mixing in some of Edith Piaf’s English songs and a few more that fit alongside Piaf’s oeuvre – inspired by a recent trip to Paris. Channelling Piaf, with her rich timbre and captivating stage presence, Edie aims for a completely authentic experience and her experienced band will help create the atmosphere of an intimate Parisian theatre.

Joining Edie are long-time collaborator Joey Smith on bass, and local favourites Karel Roessingh on piano, Jonathan Eng on drums and filling the important role of accordionist, Aaron Watson. All these talented musicians have long careers in the Vancouver Island jazz scene. Under Paris Skies will be a unique show allowing a larger audience to enjoy Edie’s expressive performance in Sidney’s beautiful Charlie White Theatre. Come along and feel yourself sink under the spell of the Parisian streets and the sounds they inspire.

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Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake

40 star-studded dancers perform Olympic-worthy leaps in Moscow Ballet’s lavish Swan Lake. “Brimful with feeling” says the New York Times.

40 star-studded dancers perform Olympic-worthy leaps in Moscow Ballet’s lavish Swan Lake. “Brimful with feeling” says the New York Times. Moscow Ballet’s traditional telling of the tragic Swan Lake story includes award-winning dancers, lavish costumes. Celebrate Russian ballet and the beauty of the world renowned dancers in Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake.

“Expansive… brimful with feeling ….elegantly generous” New York Times, Alastair Macaulay, Chief Dance Critic

“Sheer splendor and elegant dancing” Baltimore Sun

“Magical dream world” Grand Rapids Herald-Review

“Breathtaking athleticism … beautiful” Minneapolis-St Paul Pioneer Press

 “Expressive and a delight to watch” Washington Post 

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Bahamas Earthtones tour Royal Theatre February-2018

Bahamas Earthtones tour Royal Theatre

Bahamas Earthtones tour Royal Theatre

Bahamas Earthtones tour Royal Theatre. The multiple Juno award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Bahamas returns to Victoria with his Earthtones tour, performing at the Royal Theatre on F​ebruary 28 at 8​:00​ PM.

In Sept of 2016 I flew to Los Angeles and spent three days in the studio with the bass boss Pino Palladino and the titan of time keeping, Mr. James Gadson. No rehearsals, no charts, no rules. We worked fast and came away with 10 songs that sounded fresh and strange and warm and free of any genre. The results were so inspiring to me that I quickly pulled my road band (Felicity Williams, Christine Bougie, Darcy Yates, Jason Tait, Don Kerr) into a Prague studio to record a few more songs. And here’s the best part…the whole thing is produced by my longtime producer and confidante Robbie Lackritz, so you know the sound is correct, totally modern and completely familiar at the same time.

Earthtones Tour
Royal Theatre
F​ebruary 28, 2018 | 8​:00​ PM
Tickets starting at $37.00*

Visit Bahams online at: http://www.bahamasmusic.net

Stay on top of the latest news on new music, concert announcements and more: https://playinvictoria.net/music-news/


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Live Music TONIGHT in Victoria

Live Music Tonight in Victoria

Live Music Tonight in Victoria
It’s Trick or Treating for the big kids.

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT IN VICTORIA. Always one of the busiest weekends of the year for hitting the town even though Halloween isn’t officially until Tuesday.

This is just a sample of what’s on: A Nightmare on Douglas St., AC Slater, Karen Savoca, Black Angus and David Myles.

If you’re looking at getting out to take in local live music, PlayInVictoria.net and BarsnBands.com have compiled a great list of who’s playing where.  Just click the button and we’ll take you there in a jiffy:

For a look at what else is going on today in Victoria, visit our EVENTS CALENDAR


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