For those who thought the best albums of 2017 have already come and gone, hold out just a little longer for these three (soon to be) chart toppers. The former One Direction heartthrob Niall Horan will drop his debut album Flicker on October 20. His past 70’s tinged and intimately folky singles, “Slow Hands” and, “This Town” have since made their way to the Billboard Top 100 and stayed for several weeks. According to Rolling Stone magazine, Horan stated, “I wanted this album to be completely personal.”
Taylor Swift has already stirred up quite the storm with her reputation slaughtering electro-pop hit “Look What You Made Me Do,” and her full-size album Reputation will answer the rest of the world’s questions on November 10. Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus is finding her own niche again. She’s heading back to country roots in her new album Younger Now, but her music doesn’t come without prevalent California indie-rock undertones.
Earlier last month, Lorde released a remix of “Homemade Dynamite” off of her second studio album, Melodrama. It’s bursting with infectious new talent such as Khalid, SZA and Post Malone and impossible to resist dancing to. After teaming up for the remix, Post Malone kicked off the promotion for his upcoming sophomore album Beerpongs and Bentleys with a new single titled “rockstar” featuring 21 Savage. Its No. 2 debut on the Billboard Top 100 is just one of four songs to debut in that position this year, cementing Post as a core hip-hop force.
As for concerts, the lineup for the rest of 2017 certainly won’t disappoint. Hip hop enthusiasts will appreciate the return of The Weeknd on October 5 for the second round of his “Starboy: Legend of the Fall” world tour. Vancouver will also welcome $UICIDEBOY$ at the Vogue Theatre on November 4. Long time rap legacy JAY-Z, with opening act Vic Mensa, will perform once again at Rogers Arena this December.
For fans of the American rock band, The Killers, ticket presale began September 27, but their concert won’t be until December 6 at the UBC Thunderbird Sports Centre. Imagine Dragons will take on Rogers Arena three days after The Weeknd on Sunday, October 8. Tickets are still available on Ticketmaster. Meanwhile, rising alternative artist Michl will be making his debut in Vancouver this November at the Fox Cabaret, already captivating music gooers with hits such as “Kill Our Way to Heaven,” “Everything’ll Change,” and “Die Trying.” Halsey with opening acts, Partynextdoor and Charli XCX, will be making her way back to Rogers Arena a day after Michl on the 11.
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