Top 10 Must-See Summer Concert Tours in Canada 2017

Canadian cities are slated to host some of the most popular and highly-anticipated concert tours of the year in Summer 2017. We at VIP Tickets Canada have compiled a list of the tours that we think are the summer’s must-sees!

1) Ed Sheeran: ÷ Tour (Divide Tour)

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The ÷ Tour / Divide Tour is Ed Sheeran‘s third world tour, and is undoubtedly one of the most popular tours of 2017 in terms of ticket sales thus far. This is one tour you don’t want to miss, and tickets are sure to sell out quickly!

Ed Sheeran Summer 2017 Canadian Tour Dates:

2) Tim McGraw & Faith Hill: Soul2Soul World Tour

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Country music sensations Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are the definition of a power couple. Their latest co-headlining tour, the Soul2Soul World Tour, celebrates the 10th anniversary of their Soul2Soul II Tour in 2006. The Soul2Soul II Tour in 2006 sold 1.1 million tickets and grossed almost $89 million USD. The husband and wife’s first co-headlining tour, the Soul2Soul Tour in 2000, sold nearly 950,000 tickets and grossed $50 million USD. This newest Soul2Soul World Tour could easily be the couple’s most popular and successful tour yet – this is definitely one that you don’t want to miss!

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3) Coldplay: Head Full Of Dreams Tour

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Known for their visually stunning shows and dynamic stage presence, Coldplay concert tickets are always incredibly popular among fans. Started in 2016, Coldplay is wrapping up their Head Full of Dreams Tour in Summer 2017, including several Canadian tour dates.

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4) The Weeknd: Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour ( Canadian Artist Icon VIP Tickets Canada CANADIAN ARTIST)

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Since reaching a whole new level of stardom with his 2016 album “Starboy”, The Weeknd is easily one of the most talked-about artists of the year. His Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour is already generating buzz and has been well-received by fans globally since the tour’s first show in February.

The Weeknd Summer 2017 Canadian Tour Dates:

5) Shawn Mendes: Illuminate World Tour ( Canadian Artist Icon VIP Tickets Canada CANADIAN ARTIST)

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Since rising to stardom just a few short years ago, this Canadian singer-songwriter originally attracted a following on Vine. Shawn Mendes is now selling out arenas on his third headlining concert tour, the Illuminate World Tour.

Shawn Mendes Summer 2017 Canadian Tour Dates:

6) Lady Gaga: Joanne World Tour

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Lady Gaga‘s Joanne World Tour is the artist’s fifth headlining concert tour, supporting her fifth album “Joanne”. Debuting in April at Coachella, the Joanne World Tour is highly anticipated and has already prompted the addition of extra tour dates due to how quickly the original European and North American tour dates sold out on the primary market.

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7) Nickelback: Feed The Machine Tour ( Canadian Artist Icon VIP Tickets Canada CANADIAN ARTIST)

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The ever-popular Canadian rock band are back with a new North American tour entitled Feed The Machine. The tour is in support of Nickelback‘s 9th studio album of the same name. Daughtry and Cheap Trick are two of the supporting acts scheduled to join Nickelback on Canadian tour dates.

Nickelback Summer 2017 Canadian Tour Dates:

8) Metallica – WorldWired Tour

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Metallica‘s WorldWired Tour is a stadium tour celebrating the American heavy metal band’s 10th studio album, “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct”. The band haven’t toured since their World Magnetic Tour wrapped in 2010. Opening acts for the WorldWired Tour are scheduled to include Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, and Gojira.

Metallica Summer 2017 Canadian Tour Dates:

9) Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour

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After stunning audiences with both his Moonshine Jungle Tour and Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas residency show in 2013-2014, Bruno Mars is back for another round of touring with his highly anticipated 24K Magic World Tour.

Bruno Mars Summer 2017 Canadian Tour Dates:

10) Queen & Adam Lambert

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Back by popular demand, Queen & Adam Lambert recently announced that they would be spending Summer 2017 touring across North America. Several Canadian cities are included in the 25-city arena tour schedule.

Queen & Adam Lambert Summer 2017 Canadian Tour Dates:


Other top artists with summer 2017 Canadian tour dates include John Mayer, U2, Chris Stapleton, Muse, Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey, Neil Diamond, Justin Bieber, Zac Brown Band, John Legend, Guns N’ Roses, Future, and many others. VIP Tickets Canada is your best source for tickets to these concert tour events and more! Check out the upcoming summer 2017 schedule for your favourite venue(s) by visiting!


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Grammy-Nominated Soul Artist Sharon Jones Dies at 60

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Sharon Jones performing in 2010.

Sharon Jones, a powerful soul and funk singer and lead vocalist of the Dap-Kings, passed away Friday, November 18 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jones died in hospital in Cooperstown, New York, surrounded by loved ones and her bandmates.

Positive Energy And An Unbreakable Spirit

Sharon Jones was known for the positivity and radiant energy she exhibited while performing. Jones was initially diagnosed with cancer in 2013. She went into remission, until the cancer unfortunately returned in 2015. She continued singing live throughout much of her cancer treatment, even when it began restricted her movement. Her strength and undying love for her music inspired countless fans. Jones’ story of her struggles with cancer and fierce return to the stage was told earlier this year in the documentary entitled “Miss Sharon Jones!”.

Sharon Jones became a soul singing sensation late in life, when she found fame in her 40s. Jones tried to break into the music scene for several decades before the successful release of her first single “Damn, It’s Hot!” in 1996. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings released their first of 7 albums, Dap Dippin’ with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, in 2002. Jones’ soulful voice touched many people’s hearts, to the extent that she was sometimes referred to as the female James Brown. Additionally, her exhilarating live performances and exceptional stage presence captivated audiences everywhere.

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, 2015.

Beloved By Many

After a heroic return to the stage and the music scene following her initial battle with cancer, Sharon Jones was nominated for a Grammy in 2014 for her album Give The People What They Want. In her two decades of stardom, Jones performed and collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, including Lou Reed, Michael Bublé, Phish, and David Byrne. She inspired countless artists and audiences alike, and her powerful presence and contributions to music will not soon be forgotten.

Thank you, Sharon Jones, for your inspiration, music, and energy!


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Toronto Raptors Celebrate Their Heritage With Blue Huskies Jerseys

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Toronto Raptors fans cheering on their team at Air Canada Centre.

The Toronto Raptors are off to a great start to the 2016-2017 NBA basketball season. With 7 wins and 2 losses since the start of the regular season on October 26, the Raptors are currently 1st in the Atlantic Division. The Canadian NBA team play their home games at Air Canada Centre in their hometown of Toronto, Ontario.

Celebrating 70 Years in the NBA

On Saturday, November 12, the Toronto Raptors honoured their city’s basketball heritage by wearing blue Toronto Huskies jerseys for their game against the New York Knicks. Excitingly, the Raptors won the game 118-107. The temporary team colour change was a nod to the 70th anniversary of what is widely considered the NBA’s first game. The Toronto Huskies played the New York Knickerbockers at Maple Leaf Gardens on November 1, 1946. The game went down in history, and Toronto has since had a successful relationship with the sport.

In more current history, the Toronto Raptors have continued the tradition of Canadian basketball with several successful seasons. The Raptors recently won 3 Atlantic Division titles in a row. During those three seasons, the team also posted the most wins for the franchise. This includes 56 wins last year.

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You can watch the Toronto Raptors live in action by attending a game this 2016-2017 season. VIP Tickets Canada has a stellar selection of Toronto Raptors tickets, as well as tickets for other NBA basketball games. This month, the Toronto Raptors are scheduled to play against several top teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Golden State Warriors, the Denver Nuggets, the Sacramento Kings, the LA Clippers, the Houston Rockets, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Memphis Grizzlies. Don’t miss the chance to see your favourite game live!

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ABBA To Reunite With ‘Virtual And Live Experience’ Tour

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ABBA has not performed publicly as a group in almost 35 years.

ABBA fans are buzzing with the news that the Swedish pop group are reuniting in 2018. The band is reportedly returning to the stage with a new and mysterious project involving advanced digital technologies.

While details of the project are still unknown, ABBA released a statement on their website last week introducing the creative project. The band is reportedly partnering with Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller and Universal Music Group to tour a ‘virtual and live experience’. The tour promises to include components of virtual reality and other new technological advancements.

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ABBA in 1979. Band member Benny Andersson, far right, is sporting a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey!

A Multi-Generational Fanbase

ABBA has a large and loyal fanbase that spans several generations. Formed in 1972, the pop group consists four members: Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and Björn Ulvaeus. They have not performed together publicly in nearly 35 years. However, all four members of band performed at a private party in Stockholm in June of this year.

While it has been several decades since ABBA’s last concert tour, the band has continued to win over new generations of fans. The broadway musical Mamma Mia!, based on the songs of ABBA, is a global sensation. Over 60 million people have seen Mamma Mia! since its debut in 1999. Similarly, the movie adaptation of the musical (2008) also helped bring ABBA’s music to younger audiences.

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The members of ABBA with the cast and crew of Mamma Mia! (the movie).

More Details On ABBA’s Mysterious Tour To Come In 2017

Further details of this new ABBA experience are set to be released in 2017. Until then, fans will just have to use their imaginations as to what to expect from the upcoming tour. Whatever the plan is, however, the show is sure to be an exciting and completely unique experience!

Can’t get enough of ABBA? Check out VIP Tickets Canada‘s great selection of tickets to popular ABBA tribute shows and more, including ABBAmania, ABBA: The Concert, and ABBACadabra!

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Calgary Flames Gearing Up For An Exciting Season

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The view from inside the Calgary Flames’ home arena, the Scotiabank Saddledome.

An Anticipated Upcoming Season for the Calgary Flames

Last season, the Calgary Flames had a record of 35 wins and 40 losses, as well as 7 tied games. The team scored a total of 77 points, finishing in 5th place in the NHL Pacific Division. The Calgary Flames missed the postseason, and fired their head coach Bob Hartley. Hartley was replaced by Glen Gulutzan who came to the team from Vancouver where he was working as an assistant coach.

The team is entering this season with their new head coach and new faces. Fans can therefore expect a lot more action from the entire team with the addition of new players. As a result, Calgary Flames tickets are expected to be in high demand this season. Canadian ticket exchange VIP Tickets Canada is an excellent source NHL hockey tickets for Calgary Flames games and more!

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It seems like things are looking up for the Calgary Flames this season. Fans are hopeful that the team’s fresh faces will result in the Flames making the playoffs this year. With all the excitement and anticipation, it is definitely worthwhile getting Calgary Flames tickets for this season. VIP Tickets Canada has an excellent selection of Calgary Flames tickets on their website,!

Excitingly, the Calgary Flames will be taking on top NHL teams including the San Jose Sharks, the Dallas Stars, the New York Rangers, the Minnesota Wild, the Detroit Redwings, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and several others during the month of November. Because the schedule is so action-packed, Calgary Flames tickets are sure to sell out quickly! Due to popular demand, it is recommended that fans purchase tickets as soon as possible to get the best ticket deals!

VIP Tickets Canada is your best source for Calgary Flames hockey tickets!

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Details Announced for Eric Church’s Holdin’ My Own Tour

Eric Church recently announced the details of his upcoming 2017 Holdin’ My Own Tour. The tour will stop at 60+ cities in North America, including many across Canada. Eric Church tickets for many Canadian tour dates are available from VIP Tickets Canada.


Firstly, the Holdin’ My Own Tour is set to kick off on January 13th in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Furthermore, the final stop of the tour is scheduled to be in Nashville, Tennessee. Here, Eric Church will play two nights (May 26 & 27) at the Bridgestone Arena.

Holdin’ My Own in Canada

Canadian Eric Church fans will be delighted to know that the Holdin’ My Own Tour will also be stopping in several cities across Canada.


Scheduled 2017 Eric Church Canadian tour dates include:


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The Holdin’ My Own Tour is said to be named as such because Church will not have any opening acts. Instead, Eric Church and his band will play two sets with an intermission in between.


When it comes to the Holdin’ My Own Tour, VIP Tickets Canada is your best source for Eric Church tickets. Both presale and regular onsale tickets will be available from VIP Tickets Canada at great prices.


VIP Tickets Canada is a Canadian-owned ticket exchange with a large variety of Eric Church tickets. Ticket selection on includes VIP tickets, meet & greet tickets, VIP box seats, club seats, floor tickets, and more. Furthermore, they offer a large selection of Eric Church tickets at discount prices.


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Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour Coming to Canada & the US in 2017

Shawn Mendes in Concert. Image Credit: Disney Channel/Image Group LA

Shawn Mendes in Concert. Image Credit: Disney Channel/Image Group LA

The highly anticipated Shawn Mendes Illuminate World Tour is coming to the concert stage in April 2017. The tour will be stopping in cities across Canada and the US starting in July.


The Illuminate Tour is the third concert tour by Canadian singer Shawn Mendes. The 18-year-old’s newest album “Illuminate” will be released this Friday, September 23. His upcoming world tour will also be under this name. In addition to his own tours, Mendes was an opening act for Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour in 2015.


Shawn Mendes rose to stardom because of the videos he posted on Vine. Consequently, he entered the mainstream pop scene with the support of thousands of fans. The Toronto native soon released his first album “Handwritten” in 2015. The album showcased his talents in a variety of genres including pop, soul, and R&B. Before the release of this album, Mendes toured the world with his #ShawnsFirstHeadlines Tour. As a result, “Handwritten” entered the music scene at the top of the charts in both Canada and the US. Similarly, the following Shawn Mendes World Tour was also very popular.

Shawn Mendes In Concert

Many Shawn Mendes songs, including “Life of the Party” and “Stitches”, show his honest songwriting style. Many Shawn Mendes fans say that the artist’s live concerts have a similar intimate feel. As a result, Shawn Mendes tickets are known to sell out quickly. Understandably, many people are eager to see this talented Canadian perform live.

It seems like Canadian Shawn Mendes fans will have several chances to see him live in 2017. The first Canadian stop of the Illuminate Tour is at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC on July 8, 2017. Next, Mendes will tour several cities in the US before returning to Canada. He will perform at Centre Bell in Montréal, Québec on August 14, 2017.

Shawn Mendes Tickets

You can buy tickets for many Shawn Mendes shows in both Canada and the US from VIP Tickets Canada. VIP Tickets Canada is a trusted Canadian ticket source with a great selection of Shawn Mendes tickets and more!

Visit VIP Tickets Canada to find tickets to a Shawn Mendes concert near you!

Scheduled Canadian Tour Dates for the Shawn Mendes Illuminate World Tour:
July 8, 2017Vancouver, British ColumbiaRogers Arena
August 14, 2017Montréal, QuébecCentre Bell


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Shawn Mendes. Image Credit: Disney Channel/Image Group LA
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The Weeknd Tickets on Sale 8/28 for Newly Announced “The Madness” Fall Tour

Great news for fans of major rap/ R&B artist The Weeknd! The artist has announced a major tour across the USA and Canada. Tickets to “The Madness” tour are expected to sell quickly for most concert dates! Tickets for all tour dates go on sale on August 28th, the same date as the new album Beauty Behind the Madness. is your best source for The Weeknd’s “The Madness” tour tickets. Check out their selection here!


The Weeknd has been having a massively successful year, allowing him to headline shows in concert arenas across North America on this tour. Tickets to The Weeknd concerts across Canada and North America are expected to sell out. The tour schedule can be seen below; check it out to find the show nearest you! The Weeknd concert tickets go on sale on August 28, the same day as his album Beauty Behind the Madness arrives in stores.

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The Weeknd Tickets

After first uploading several tracks to YouTube in 2010, and then releasing three critically acclaimed mixtapes in 2011, it wasn’t long before The Weeknd started making huge waves in the music scene. His upcoming album Beauty Behind the Madness has already produced a number-one single, “Can’t Feel My Face”, which reached #1 on the Billboard 100 this year. The album has also produced two other top-five singles, “Earned It” and “The Hills”, which have been well-received nationwide.

“The Madness” tour kicks off in The Weeknd’s hometown of Toronto, Ontario at the Air Canada Centre, where The Weeknd tickets are sure to sell out (get yours here!). The tour will continue with The Weeknd traveling to Chicago, Detroit, and various other American cities before he swings back into Canada for 4 more dates in the western part of the country. There are currently 19 stops scheduled for “The Madness” tour, see the full schedule below.

The Weeknd tickets are expected to be hugely popular and to sell out at many venues. This will be a concert where you will want to get your tickets sooner rather than later! The tour is scheduled to end just a few days before Christmas which will make The Weekend tickets a popular present during the holidays.

Premium Seating for The Weekend is also expected to be a hot commodity, as several VIP packages will be made available. The Weeknd Meet and Greet tickets may be available for select events, so be sure to check today for available VIP tickets in your area.

Presale tickets for The Weeknd’s “The Madness” tour are on sale now at . Beat the crowds and buy your The Weeknd tickets here today!


Tour Schedule:

11/03 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

11/06 Chicago, IL – United Center

11/07 Detroit, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills

11/11 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

11/12 Boston, MA – DCU Center

11/14 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun

11/15 Washington, DC – Verizon Center

11/16 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

11/18 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

11/24 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

11/27 Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre

11/29 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome

11/30 Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place

12/02 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

12/05 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena

12/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

12/13 Houston, TX – Toyota Center

12/15 Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena

12/17 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena

12/19 Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena


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