Sometimes, for whatever reason, great rock bands just don't bother coming up to B.C. They make it as far as Washington State, and that's it. Here's 10 upcoming Stateside gigs that I wish were happening in Van.
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (opening for Heart), September 4, Tacoma Dome, Tacoma.
Deep Purple (with Joyous Wolf), September 11, Paramount Theatre, Seattle.
Hot Tuna Electric (with David Bromberg Quartet), September 13, Moore Theatre, Seattle.
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band (with the Wild Feathers), Sept. 21, Tacoma Dome, Tacoma.
Experience Hendrix Tour 2019 (featuring Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall II, Dweezil Zappa, Buddy Guy, Billy Cox, and Jonny Lang), October 1, Paramount Theatre, Seattle.
NRBQ (with Young Fresh Fellows), October 6, Sunset Tavern, Seattle.
Peter Frampton (farewell tour, with Jason Bonham), October 9, Paramount Theatre, Seattle.
Mott the Hoople '74 (featuring Ian Hunter, Ariel Bender, and Morgan Fisher), November 6, Moore Theatre, Seattle.
Brian Setzer Orchestra (Christmas show), December 13-14, Moore Theatre, Seattle.
Joe Bonamassa (smokin' guitarist), March 20-21, Paramount Theatre, Seattle.