Vancouver tour dates announced this week include Pink Mountaintops, Haley Blais, the Doobie Brothers

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      Did you know that Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald co-wrote “What a Fool Believes”? Different versions of it appear on Loggins' Nightwatch and the Doobie Brothers' Minute by Minute, both albums released in 1978. You can hear that gorgeous song in-person when the Doobies roll into town for the band’s 50th anniversary in October. Keep reading for more fun tidbits and this week’s roundup of concert announcements—which also includes a couple of hometown hero shows you’ll want to highlight on your calendar.

      Haley Blais

      Haley Blais—also known as the coolest fucking bitch in town—is living up to her nickname with a big gig at the Wise Hall next month. The Vancouver-based songwriter and musician released her debut album, Below the Salt, in 2020, with production from fellow local hero Louise Burns. Blais’ latest single, “Survivor’s Guilt,” is accompanied by a cinematic music video that exudes pure, beautiful joy. Just watch.

      When: April 14

      Where: Wise Hall

      Tickets: Available now via Ticketweb


      Hozier has announced his first North American tour since 2019. The Irish musician broke through internationally with the single “Take Me to Church,” from his 2015 self-titled debut album, which led to a Grammy nomination, a duet with Annie Lennox, and performances at festivals like Lollapalooza and Glastonbury. His latest effort, an EP titled Eat Your Young, is set for release on March 17.

      When: October 22

      Where: Rogers Arena

      Tickets: On sale Friday, March 24 via Ticketmaster


      The Italian rock band is hitting the road for its Rush! world tour, stopping in at Rogers Arena this fall. Rush! is an extension of Måneskin’s ongoing Loud Kids global run, named for the quartet’s latest album of the same title. While formed in 2016, Måneskin gained international attention after winning 2021’s Eurovision Song Contest and which led to wider recognition of the band’s 2017 cover of the Four Seasons’ “Beggin.”

      When: October 15

      Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

      Tickets: On sale Thursday, March 23 via Ticketmaster 

      Pink Mountaintops

      Pink Mountaintops, the project of Black Mountain’s Stephen McBean, is embarking on a coastal tour of BC next month, kicking things off at home here at the Cobalt before wrapping up on the island in Victoria. The run is set to feature some old friends—and considering the sprawling roster the band has had over the years, it’s sure to be a night local music fans won’t want to miss. Pink Mountaintops’ latest album is Peacock Pools, which came out last May.

      When: April 8

      Where: The Cobalt

      Tickets: Available now via Ticketweb 

      The Doobie Brothers

      The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers just announced a Canadian leg of their 50th anniversary tour, with a Vancouver date set for October 28. The outing sees Michael McDonald, Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, and John McFee back on the road together for the first time in over 25 years. With 16 Top 40 hits under its belt, the California group’s initial run yielded classics like “What a Fool Believes,” “Black Water,” and “Listen to the Music.” The band is frequently associated with “yacht rock,” a term coined in the early 2000s to describe the jazz, soul, and R&B-flecked soft rock that emerged in the 70s. The Doobies’ latest studio album, Liberté, was released in 2021.

      When: October 28

      Where: Abbotsford Centre

      Tickets: On sale Friday, March 17 via Ticketmaster