The Dudes

Live Act Rock Rock ’n’ Roll Party
The Dudes - Rock Rock ’n’ Roll Party Live Act in Calgary

The Dudes Short Info

Attending a concert featuring The Dudes is something that must be added to everyone’s bucket list. Let’s paint a picture together: It’s a night where you know you’re going to swing back a few beers and get a little wild. There are insanely attractive people mingling around a warm bar, everyone seeming to know one another. The room itself carries a slight anxious tone, almost intuitively preparing the crowd for what will be. As the lights darken, The Dudes pour onto the stage like lava, drenching everyone in their fiery rock and roll. The audience knowingly howls along every word, and all at once the bar feels like home. Strangers are your best friends, and you don’t even care if you lose your phone in the pit. These are The Dudes, and they know how to infect life into your veins.

Since 1996, the Calgarian boys have been breaking hearts then writing about it. They may have cycled through a few members in their four-piece band, but have always been carried by the illustrious and gritty Dan Vacon. With a voice that could melt the skin off a snake, and an affinity for rock and roll, Vacon has always driven the Dudes with an effortlessly positive attitude.

The rockers have been pumping out the cleverly devised rock songs, since the glorious “Do The Right Thing” from 2006’s Brain Heart Guitar album catapulted them forward. Their three albums are chock full of heart-bleeding lost love laments, coupled with all the melodies and seductive guitar chords you could ever want in a rock record.

Attending a concert featuring The Dudes is something that must be added to everyone’s bucket list. Let’s paint a picture together: It’s a night where you know you’re going to swing back a few beers and get a little wild. There are insanely attractive people mingling around a warm bar, everyone seeming to know one another. The room itself carries a slight anxious tone, almost intuitively preparing the crowd for what will be. As the lights darken, The Dudes pour onto the stage like lava, drenching everyone in their fiery rock and roll. The audience knowingly howls along every word, and all at once the bar feels like home. Strangers are your ...

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Past Gigs The Dudes

  • 01 | 2016 Conexus Arts Centre/ Regina, SK Beers Bacon Bands
  • 01 | 2016 Conexus Arts Centre/ Regina, SK Beers Bacon Bands
  • 11 | 2015 Xmas Special/Calgary, AB X92.9fm Presents The Dudes Xmas Special
  • 11 | 2015 Flames Central/ Calgary, AB 6th Annual Dudes Xmas Special
  • 10 | 2015 TCU Place/ Saskatoon, SK Beers Bacon Bands
  • 09 | 2015 The Gateway/ Calgary, AB Halloween Party
  • 08 | 2015 Fresh Fest/ Lethbridge, AB U of L Fresh Fest
  • 06 | 2015 Rock Of The Woods/Duncan, BC Rock Of The Woods Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Summer Sensation Music Festival/Sylvan Lake, AB Summer Sensation Music Festival
  • 08 | 2010 Vancouver Music Festival/Vancouver, BC Vancouver Music Festival co-headline with Devo
  • 05 | 2010 Sled Island/Calgary, AB Sled Island Music Festival, headliner
  • 01 | 2010 Olympics/Vancouver, BC Olympics, 3 headlining performances
  • 08 | 2009 Rifflandia/Victoria, BC Rifflandia Festival
  • 05 | 2008 Virgin Music Festival/Calgary, AB Virgin Music Festival, headliner
  • 05 | 2008 Sled Island/Calgary, AB Sled Island Music Festival, headliner

Discography The Dudes

  • 2015 "Everybody Dies Too Soon" Single | Independent
  • 2012 Barbers Thieves & Bartenders Album | Independent
  • 2010 "Mr. Someone Else" Single | LOADmusic
  • 2009 Blood Guts Bruises Cuts Album | LOADmusic
  • 2006 Brain Heart Guitar Album | LOADmusic
  • 2003 Beepuncher EP | Independent
  • 2002 This Guy's The Limit Album | Independent

Media

  • Media Everybody Dies Too Soon
  • Video The Dudes Girl Police
  • Video The Dudes - Do The Right Thing
  • Video The Dudes - Dropkick Queen ...
  • Media Tear it Up

Fan Radar

10,396 Fans
5,597 Follower

Origin

  • Calgary CA

Founded

  • 1996

Members

  • Danny Vacon guitar, voice
  • Brock Geiger bass, voice
  • Bob Quaschnick guitar, voice
  • Matt Doherty drums

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