New announcements for Vancouver concerts at the Rickshaw, Fox, Hollywood, Biltmore, and Commodore

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      The timing is good for a flurry of Vancouver concert announcements this week.

      They coincide with the report from the Provincial Health Office yesterday that, according to its four-step Restart Plan, there will be "increased capacity at large organized gatherings, like a concert" by September 7.

      Live music is back, baby!

      Local promoters have been busy making sure there'll be gigs to go to when the COVID-19 restrictions are gone, hopefully for good.

      On Monday Live Nation West announced that Jungle Giants will play the Commodore Ballroom on February 16, 2022.

      That was followed by a tweet from MRG Live West with news that Austin Crane was bringing his songwriting project Valley Maker to the Fox Cabaret on November 11.

      On Monday MRG also announced that local indie-pop artist Cam Blake would join Sam Lynch as support for the Noble Son concert on September 10 at the Fox, as part of Westward 2021.

      Not to be outdone, that same day the Rickshaw Theatre made it known that punk-rockers the Spits would play the Hastings Street venue on January 21, 2022, with guests VR Sex.

      Yesterday Timbre Concerts retweeted a tweet from Washington, D.C.-based indie-rock/hip-hop artist Bartees Strange that he'll be opening for singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus at the Hollywood Theatre on September 30.

      And the big news from Live Nation West yesterday was that local indie-rock faves Mother Mother would play four shows at the Commodore from December 2 to 4, including an all-ages gig on the 4th.

      Today the concert announcements kept on coming, with MRG Live West citing two November shows at the Biltmore Cabaret, Mating Ritual on the 5th and Ralph on the 10th.

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