Surrey rapper Merkules is planning a December gig at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver


Live Nation Entertainment has announced a Commodore Ballroom concert date for Merkules, the Surrey-born rapper born Cole Stevenson.

“Merk” is booked to perform at the legendary Granville Street music venue on Friday, December 9. Tickets are $35 for the show, advertised as 19+/general admission, on starting September 23 at 11 a.m.

Since his Surrey debut, Merkules has won a growing following for his witty wordplay, no-nonsense tone and quick delivery.

He is now a Monster drink sponsored artist with millions of streams, followers and views, Merk has collaborated with The Game, DMX, Kevin Gates, Shaquille O’Neal, Too $hort, Tech N9ne and many more.

The rising star rapper continues to release singles and videos at a rapid pace, and is currently in the studio working on a new album (when he’s not releasing surprise singles and remixes).

In the meantime, Merkules has become an introspective rapper, examining his sanity in his lyrics. “I talk about topics that maybe not everyone is willing to talk about,” he said. “That’s a big reason why my songs resonate with people.”

Quick with rhymes, Surrey native Merkules recently recorded a tribute song to fellow rapper Pat Stay, who was killed in Halifax on September 4. A few days later, the man known as “Merk” posted the track “Pat Stay Forever (Rest In Peace)” on YouTube.

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