May 2022 Clubs & Concerts in Calgary

NEXT picks the 10 essential Calgary live music shows this month.

Mother Mother

Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons
Tue., May 3; Wed., May 4, 8 pm
$38 – $152

The Vancouver indie rock act hits the road behind their eight full-length album, Inside, featuring songs of introspection and retrospection from frontman Ryan Guldemond.


Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
Thurs., May 5, 8 pm / $49 & up

The Icelandic rock band, led by JJ Julius Son, is touring behind their 2021 sophomore album, Surface Sounds.

Action Bronson & Earl Sweatshirt

MacEwan Hall Concerts
Thurs., May 5, 7 pm / $53.50

The rapper, whose latest album is 2020’s Only for Dolphins, is kindly allowing humans to attend his shows with Earl Sweatshirt, The Alchemist and Boldy James.

Chris Stapleton

Scotiabank Saddledome
Thurs., May 12, 7:30 pm / $65.50 – $303

The whisky-voiced rocker brings his all-American country cool to Canada, and if you’re lucky enough to snag a ticket, you will be hooked.

Future Islands

MacEwan Hal
Mon., May 16, 8 pm / $39.50

The American self-described “post-wave” band will finally tour Canada behind its 2020 album, As Long as You Are.


MacEwan Hall
(2500 University Dr. NW)
Sat., May 21, 8 pm / $30 – $90

Doing his own thing since 2016, Vancouver rapper BBNO$ (Baby No Money), whose real name is Alexander Gumuchian, exploded with Lalala, but says his next album is the best he’s ever made. Latest single/video is Mathematics.

Avril Lavigne

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sat., May 21; Sun., May 22, 8 pm / $85 & up

Twenty years after the release of her Let Go breakthrough, the ageless pop-rock star is back on home soil touring behind her new album, Love Sux.

Henry Rollins

Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University
Tues., May 24 / $39.50 – $232 (meet & greet package)

The master storyteller and punk-rock legend will no doubt have a lot to say about life during the pandemic, both funny and insightful.

Dallas Smith

Scotiabank Saddledome
Sat., May 28, 7 pm / $39 – $143.50

The timeless country singer and award collector is directing $2.50 from the sale of each ticket to his Lifted Dallas Smith Charitable Foundation for mental health services.


MacEwan Hall (2500 University Dr. NW)
Sat., May 21, 8 pm /$30 – $90

Break-out Vancouver artist Powfu (born Isaiah Faber) has got many more songs than the lo-fi smash death bed (coffee for your head), which hit a billion streams on Spotify. He’s dropped four EPs since then.

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