Canucks check Supertramp out of tour date
The Stanley Cup final series schedule in Vancouver has created a conflict with one of the biggest rock bands of the 1970s and '80s.
The group Supertramp has been scheduled for months to play Rogers Arena June 1. But that's the same night the NHL hockey series starts at the venue, which is the home of the Vancouver Canucks.
Canucks spokeswoman Stephanie Maniago said discussions with Supertramp about the scheduling problem are continuing.
The band announced its touring schedule March 1, while the hockey schedule was announced Thursday.
The group also has B.C. concerts scheduled May 31 in Victoria and June 3 in Kelowna, and a string of shows in other Canadian cities throughout June.
Supertramp is known for hits like Take the Long Way Home, Dreamer,The Logical Song, Give a Little Bit and Bloody Well Right. The current band lineup, however, does not include former lead singer Roger Hodgson.
The Canucks qualified for the Stanley Cup final Tuesday night by defeating the San Jose Sharks. The team's opponent in the final will be determined Friday night in Boston between the Bruins and the Tampa Bay Lightning, who will play their seventh and final game.