City and Colour, acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green, debuts a new song, Astronaut, today. Produced by three-time Grammy-winning Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse, Norah Jones) and mastered by Emily Lazar (Beck, Coldplay, Dolly Parton, The Chainsmokers), the first female mastering engineer to win a Grammy for best engineered album (2019). Astronaut is the first original music from City and Colour in almost four years and is featured on his upcoming 6th studio album to be released this fall on Green’s newly minted Still Records, an imprint of Dine Alone Records. The song can be streamed and purchased here.
“I always think of the relationships in my life that have been fractured because I ended up doing what I do for a living,” says Green regarding the inspiration for the new song. “I’m always gone, wandering around and singing songs. However, it weighs on my family and friends. I’m asking for ‘one more year’. I left home at 21 to go play my guitar. It’s lonely, but it’s because I yearn to wander. I’m aware of how lucky I am.”
A North American tour was also announced today alongside previously announced summer festivals. A Canadian arena tour kicks off in Victoria, B.C. on Friday, Nov. 8 and ends on the opposite coast in Halifax on Friday, Nov. 29. The tour also features an appearance in Ottawa at Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre on Monday, Nov. 25.
Each ticket, purchased online, for the Canadian tour includes the choice of a digital or physical CD copy of the forthcoming full-length album. Purchasers will receive instructions via email upon ticket purchase, detailing how to redeem the album. Joining City and Colour as support is Nigerian-born British singer-songwriter Jacob Banks, and B.C. based songwriter Ben Rogers, the first signing to Green’s Still Records.
City and Colour has partnered with PLUS1 for all North American tour dates. $1 from every ticket sold in Canada will be donated to both MusiCounts & Indspire. $1 from every ticket sold in U.S. will be donated to Crisis Text Line.
City and Colour is undeniably one of the biggest groundswell stories to emerge from Canada. Over the course of five studio albums, Green has compiled a canon ripe with songs born of adoration and devotion amassing a legion of fans worldwide and garnering him three JUNOs, including two Songwriter of the Year awards, plus three double platinum, one platinum, and one gold certification at home in Canada. Alongside these accomplishments, Green has been awarded four platinum-certified studio albums as a member of Alexisonfire. City and Colour’s last studio album If I Should Go Before You debuted at No.1, his third consecutive chart-topper in Canada. The LP also made serious waves internationally debuting at No.16 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart and No. 5 in Australia where Green’s LP Little Hell was certified gold. In 2014, Green collaborated with international superstar Alecia Moore (aka P!nk) on a new project titled You+Me. The duo’s acclaimed platinum-certified first record, rose ave., debuted at No. 4 on the U.S. Top 200 Chart, No. 1 in Canada and No. 2 in Australia, culminating in memorable performances on The Ellen Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live! In addition to widespread commercial success, If I Should Go Before You received critical acclaim from notable international media.
CITY AND COLOUR – 2019 TOUR CANADIAN DATES
*All dates, cities and venues below subject to change
Nov. 8 – Victora, B.C., Save-On-Foods Centre
Nov. 9 – Vancouver, Pacific Coliseum
Nov. 10 – Kelowna, B.C., Prospera Place
Nov. 12 – Calgary, Scotiabank Saddledome
Nov. 13 – Edmonton, Rogers Place
Nov. 15 – Regina, Brandt Centre
Nov. 16 – Winnipeg, Bell MTS Place
Nov. 19 – Sudbury, Ont., Sudbury Community Arena
Nov. 22 – Toronto, Scotiabank Arena
Nov. 25 – Ottawa, Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre
Nov. 26 – Kingston, Ont., Leon’s Centre
Nov. 29 – Halifax, Scotiabank Centre
Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.ticketmaster.ca, www.canadiantirecentre.com or the Canadian Tire Centre box office. The Canadian Tire Centre box office does not sell tickets in-person on the first day of sales, Ottawa Senators hockey excluded.
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