// Dan Mangan + Blacksmith Announces Canadian Tour Dates With Hayden // Premieres New Video For “Vessel” // 10.20.2014


Dan Mangan + Blacksmith recently announced the January 13 release of its new studio album Club Meds. Prior to that, the two time JUNO-Award Winner and Polaris Music Prize Shortlisted artist debuted“Vessel” the lead single from its upcoming album and a part of the soundtrack for Simon Pegg’s indie filmHector And The Search For Happiness. Today, the Vancouver band premieres the captivating Ben Clarkson-directed animated video for “Vessel” courtesy of NPR and MUCH.

Of the video, director Ben Clarkson says: “It is complicated to open a conversation about the way we depict our history and our identity. Stories are powerful, and the way histories are told often reinforce the power of the powerful. How we tell the story, how our oral, written and visual traditions transmit interpretations of the past affects our behaviour, our ontology, here in the present. I would love to discuss how there are different histories. I believe that the quiet stability that many of us enjoy is a phantasm. I believe we have a great deal of work to do in order to live with one another in a way that agrees with our values (or the values we’d like to have). History is not finished and we must take ownership of it, or others will do it for us.”

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “VESSEL” HERE.

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith is hitting the road with Bear’s Den this week for a month long tour of the U.S and has now confirmed a coast to coast run of Canadian dates in early 2015. Commencing February 18 in Halifax at the Rebecca Cohen Theatre and finishing up with a two night stand at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver on March 13 and 14, the band will be joined by label mate Hayden and Calgary’s Astral Swans. Tickets go on sale this Friday via all regular ticket outlets or can be purchased tomorrow as part of a pre-order via Gallery AC. All tour dates are listed below.

PURCHASE DAN MANGAN + BLACKSMITH CONCERT TICKETS HERE
(Tickets go live a 12pmEST, October 21st)

LISTEN TO “VESSEL” HERE
PURCHASE VESSEL/WANTS DIGITAL SINGLE OR 7 INCH VINYL HERE

CLUB MEDS TRACK LIST:
1. Offred
2. Vessel
3. Mouthpiece
4. A Doll’s House / Pavlovia
5. Kitsch
6. XVI
7. War Spoils
8. Forgetery
9. Club Meds
10. Pretty Good Joke
11. New Skies

DAN MANGAN + BLACKSMITH NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts*
10/27 – Columbus, OH – The Basement*
10/28 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall*
10/29 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café*
10/21 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge*
11/1 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge*
11/3 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge*
11/5 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile*
11/7 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall*
11/8 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg HiFi*
11/9 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah*
11/13 – Austin, TX – The Parish*
11/14 – Dallas, TX – The Loft*
11/15 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Café*
11/16 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley*
11/17 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl*
11/19 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel*
11/24 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*
11/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw*
2/18 – Halifax, NS – Rebecca Cohen Theatre^
2/19 – Fredericton, NB – The Fredericton Playhouse^
2/20 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial#
2/21 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre^
2/24 – Kingston, ON – Grand Theatre^
2/26 – London, ON – London Music Hall^
2/27 – Ottawa, ON – Theatre at NAC^
2/28 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall#
3/1 – Guelph, ON – River Run Centre^
3/5 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick^
3/6 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Brians Event Centre^
3/7 – Regina, SK – Darke Hall^
3/9 – Banff, AB – Eric Harvie Theatre^
3/10 – Calgary, AB – Jack Singer Concert Hall^
3/11 – Edmonton, AB – Francis Winspear Centre for Music^
3/13 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre^
3/14 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre^

* – w/ Bear’s Den
^ – w/ Hayden and Astral Swans
# – w/ Hayden