City and Colour’s last taste of the UK came back in 2014, with ten stellar dates, including a sold-out show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. The band will be returning to the UK following an 18-date tour of the U.S. at the end of this year.
City and Colour will be touring in support of his brand new album If I Should Go Before You, which will be released on October 9 on Dine Alone Records. Zane Lowe recently premiered the lead track, ‘Woman’, on Beats 1. The lyric video can be seen above and purchased on iTunes HERE. City and Colour is also running an official artist pre-sale at www.cityandcolour.com featuring limited edition coloured vinyl along with other unique items.
Recorded at Nashville, Tennessee’s Blackbird Studios, If I Should Go Before You was produced by Green with additional production and engineering by Karl “Horse” Bareham. Unique to this project, the studio players on If I Should Go Before You are made up of Green’s trusted touring band: Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, Dead Weather) on bass, Dante Schwebel (Spanish Gold, Dan Auerbach) on guitar, Doug MacGregor (Constantines) on drums and Matt Kelly on pedal steel guitar and keys.
If I Should Go Before You is Green’s fifth release as City and Colour and follows 2013’s ‘The Hurry and The Harm’, which received widespread critical and commercial praise. The album debuted at #1 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #4 in Australia, #16 in the U.S. and #32 in the U.K. - all career highs.
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.”
February 18th – Brighton, The Dome
February 19th – Cardiff, Great Hall
February 20th – Manchester, Albert Hall
February 22nd – Dublin, Olympia
February 23rd – Belfast, Mandela Hall
February 24th – Glasgow, O2 Academy
February 26th – London, Troxy
February 27th – London, Troxy
O2 Priority members will be able to pre-order tickets between July 27th – 30th, with tickets going on general sale on July 31st at 9.00am.
“His music, often dreamy and introspective without being moody and bleak, and maintaining a unique edge, is the perfect score for a long drive or quiet afternoon.”
“…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
“Green’s folk sound expands even more…laid-back drums prompt slide-guitar swells and Green’s easy falsetto.” - Rolling Stone