CITY AND COLOUR ANNOUNCES 2016 CANADIAN TOUR IN SUPPORT OF
NEW LP IF I SHOULD GO BEFORE YOU
DEBUTS INCLUDE #1 in CANADA + #16 on US BILLBOARD 200 + #5 in AUSTRALIA
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “Wasted Love” FROM DIRECTOR X HERE
“…tells a story with a sincerity and fluency that is truly masterful.”—BBC
“…moving, melodramatic songs delivered with candor and confidence by Mr. Green in a sweet, soaring voice. An excellent guitarist, he’s equally adept in a sparse solo folk setting and out in front of powerhouse players…” — The Wall Street Journal
“Moody, magnificent and damn close to a masterpiece, this might be the finest album of Green’s career.”— Toronto Sun/Sun Media
“…the strongest, most consistent set of songs City and Colour has produced” —Rolling Stone Australia
City and Colour, acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green, has announced a Canadian tour for 2016. The tour, in support of Green’s latest album If I Should Go Before You, kicks off in Kelowna on June 2, and wraps up in Montreal on June 20, 2016 (full routing below). Supporting City and Colour on the tour is Austin’s Shakey Graves. This is the first major national tour since 2014, which saw City and Colour headline Green’s biggest venues to date including a sold-out show at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. An artist presale will be available at cityandcolour.com starting Tuesday, November 24 at 10AM local. General onsale commences Friday, November 27 at 10AM local.
As part of the artist presale, fans will be able to purchase 1 of 50 VIP Experience add-ons in each market, which includes:
• Exclusive access to City and Colour’s soundcheck pre-show
• Limited Edition 7″ Flexi Vinyl of “Lover Come Back” (Guitar Center Acoustic Session) featuring an exclusive Canada Tour Colour Variant
• Limited Edition Tour Poster
• Exclusive VIP Experience Tour Laminate
If I Should Go Before You recently debuted #1 in Canada, City and Colour’s third consecutive chart-topper in our territory. In the U.S. the LP debuted at #16 on the Billboard 200 Chart, #3 on the Vinyl Albums Chart and #4 on the Independent Albums Chart and #5 in Australia. In addition to widespread commercial success, the album continues to receive notable critical acclaim. The A.V. Club calls the album “alluring” and “breathtaking,” while AllMusic praises, “…a culmination of the sturdy pop sound he’s built up over the years that weaves through territories of dreamy indie folk, pastoral Americana, and soulful alt-rock.” Additionally, Paste Magazine describes the single, “Lover Come Back,” as “…a gorgeous, R&B-tinged torch song split evenly between joyous, earnest affection and yearning, lovesick sadness,” and Baeble asserts, “…reminded me how beautiful his voice can be.” The album is available now via Dine Alone Records (iTunes, cityandcolour.com).
Entertainment Weekly recently premiered the new video for “Wasted Love”. Described by EW as the, “ultimate underground concert”, the video was created by acclaimed music video director Director X of Creative Soul who has directed several noteworthy videos for the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Nelly, Kanye West, Korn and more recently Drake’s “Hotline Bling”.
If I Should Go Before You is Green’s fifth release as City and Colour and follows 2013’s The Hurry and The Harm. Most recently, in 2014, Green collaborated with international superstar Alecia Moore (aka P!nk) on a new project, entitled You+Me. The duo’s acclaimed debut, rose ave., debuted at #4 on the U.S. Top 200 Chart, #1 in Canada, #2 in Australia and #6 in Germany. Of the music, The Huffington Post praised, “While such prominent voices rarely mix too seamlessly, Green and Moore were destined to harmonize together,” while Entertainment Weekly declared, “The harmonies on the album are absolutely beautiful.”
Shakey Graves (Alejandro Rose-Garcia) is no stranger to Canada having sold out shows in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver and performed at prominent festivals such as TURF, Winnipeg Folk Fest, Osheaga, and Pemberton. With his 2014 LP, And the War Came, Rose-Garcia extends the ground emotionally and sonically broken by his 2011 self-released debut album, Roll the Bones, which brought him national acclaim including a mayoral proclamation of “Shakey Graves Day” in his hometown of Austin, Texas. NPR Music calls Shakey Graves “unclassifiably original and frightenly good”, while Esquire calls Rose-Garcia, “a rising folk hero”.