Live at Aloft Hotels: Dan Mangan + Blacksmith

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For the third year in a row, Paste is teaming up with Aloft Hotels to take our Live at Paste sessions on the road, stopping at 20 locations around the country to shoot one-of-a-kind live performances and inviting fans and readers out to be a part of the process. This year, though, we get to be a part of their 100 Days of Music series, a celebration of the opening of Aloft’s milestone 100th hotel opening early next year.

At Aloft Arundel Mills, we caught up with Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Dan Mangan, who released his first set of EPs in 2003. Now, with a couple Juno Awards and four LPs under his belt, he’s expanding his sound as Dan Mangan and Blacksmith, a new name that pairs Mangan’s scrupulous songwriting with a sort of synth innovation we haven’t seen on previous records. His latest single, “Vessel,” came through just as powerfully live with two people as it does in the studio version. Watch Dan Mangan + Blacksmith perform “Vessel” live at Aloft Arundel Mills in the player above, and check out Mangan’s upcoming tour dates below.

Dan Mangan Tour Dates
18 – Halifax, NS @ Rebecca Cohen Theatre^
19 – Fredericton, NB @ The Fredericton Playhouse^
20 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial#
21 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre^
24 – Kingston, ON @ Grand Theatre^
26 – London, ON @ London Music Hall^
27 – Ottawa, ON @ Theatre at NAC^
28 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall#
1 – Guelph, ON @ River Run Centre^
5 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick^
6 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre^
7 – Regina, SK @ Darke Hall^
9 – Banff, AB @ Eric Harvie Theatre^
10 – Calgary, AB @ Jack Singer Concert Hall^
11 – Edmonton, AB @ Francis Winspear Centre for Music^
13 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre^
14 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre^

^ – w/ Hayden and Astral Swans
- w/ Hayden

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