City and Colour, led by acclaimed Canadian singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green, has announced a Canadian tour for 2016 and will kick it off with a show in Kelowna at Prospera Place.
The tour, in support of City and Colour’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. 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.
If I Should Go Before You recently debuted #1 in Canada, City and Colour’s third consecutive chart-topper in in this country. 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).
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”.
An artist presale will be available at cityandcolour.com starting Tuesday, November 24 at 10 a.m. local time. General onsale commences Friday, November 27 at 10AM local.
CITY AND COLOUR 2016 CANADIAN TOUR
06.02.16 – Kelowna, BC @ Prospera Place
06.03.16 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
06.05.16 – Prince George, BC @ CN Centre
06.06.16 – Red Deer, AB @ Enmax Centrium
06.08.16 – Medicine Hat, AB @ Canalta Centre
06.10.16 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Centre
06.11.16 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
06.12.16 – Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre
06.14.16 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
06.15.16 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Community Auditorium
06.18.16 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 06.20.16 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre