What are the best concert venues in Vancouver?

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Maria Tallarico

Vancouver’s live music scene has a venue for every type of concertgoer. Rogers Arena is the big stadium with big screens, state-of-the-art sound and luxury sky boxes. But there’s also a big, big stadium – BC Place – and only the most elite -  and popular – acts (think Madonna, The Rolling Stones) can fill those many, many seats (anything less than a sell out and the sound suffers). The Vogue Theatre (home to a recent show by His Purpleness, Prince) and The Orpheum Theatre are small enough to feel intimate, but there can still hold 1,000+ seats for the former and around 3,000 for the latter. When it comes to a club venue, The Commodore has seen some of the biggest acts in the world, including U2. But it’s not just the music that makes it famous – there “horsehair” dance floor (yes, lined with horse hair) and it puts a bounce in the room - literally.

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