Dan Mangan’s Going Somewhere Tour Comes to the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre

  • Posted on August 28, 2023

VERNON, BC— Two-time JUNO award-winning and three-time Polaris Music Prize nominated musician and songwriter Dan Mangan plays the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre on Monday, September 25, 2023, at 7:30 PM as the first performance of the 2023-24 SPOTLIGHT Special Presentations Series.

Best known for melodic hits like “Robots,” “Fool for Waiting,” and “Troubled Mind,” Vancouver-based musician and songwriter Dan Mangan is a fixture of the Canadian indie-folk scene. With a career spanning over a decade and a half, he has released six LPs, various EPs and singles, and scored the feature film Hector And The Search For Happiness starring Simon Pegg as well as television shows for Netflix (Hilda) and AMC (Unspeakable). Mangan has toured extensively in North America, Europe and Australia, sharing stages with indie greats such as Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and City & Colour. He comes to Vernon as part of a coast-to-coast Going Somewhere tour celebrating his new album, Being Somewhere.

Released in October 2022, Being Somewhere has earned praise from fans and music reviewers alike. Walleye Magazine hailed this latest album as “what can only be described as beautiful music that somehow lifts the listener’s spirit instead of darkening it,” (five out of five stars). The Vancouver Sun described Being Somewhere as “meticulous,” and “some of Mangan’s finest writing couched in some of the most atmospheric arrangements to appear in his catalogue.”

Mangan will be supported by Montréal-based singer-songwriter Gabrielle Shonk. Softly strummed acoustic guitar accompanies Shonk's dreamy vocals in her sultry, bluesy laments. Having earned a JUNO nomination for her self-titled debut album in 2019, Shonk has been lauded as a powerful singer-songwriter “with echoes of Adele and Alicia Keys” by the Montreal Gazette.

The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre presents Dan Mangan on Monday, September 25 at 7:30PM. Tickets are $50 for adults, $47 for seniors, and $45 for students. For tickets, please call 250-549-SHOW (7469) or visit www.vdpac.ca.


Ticket Link: https://www.ticketseller.ca/tickets/event/dan-mangan

Video: https://youtu.be/PGnYOQYE33w (please note: this video contains representations of self-harm)

About Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society is a non-profit, charitable organization devoted to fostering artists, their work, and live performance in all genres and for all ages. The Society operates the Performing Arts Centre (VDPAC) on behalf of the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) and with the support of over 30 staff and 200 volunteers. Each year, we present our SPOTLIGHT Season of over 30 diverse performances, complemented by over 125 concerts, festivals, and special events. We select professional touring productions to entertain, enlighten, move and amuse our patrons. Altogether, they offer audiences of all ages a world of unforgettable live theatre experiences. Please visit: https://vdpac.ca/ & https://ticketseller.ca/

Facebook: @vdpac
Instagram: @vernonperformingarts

For more information, media can contact:

Raj Jain

Marketing & Community Engagement Coordinator

[email protected]

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Photo: Dan Mangan, photo by Jonah Atkins
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