City and Colour Announces May 2020 U.S. Tour Dates
Having just completed a month long coast-to-coast Canadian arena tour as well as a run of dates in the U.S. this past Fall, City and Colour, acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green, announces a run of U.S. tour dates, taking place this Spring. The tour kicks off May 12 in Pittsburgh, PA and finishes close to home, in Niagara Falls, NY on May 29. Joining the tour as support, is Katie Pruitt. Public on-sale begins this Friday, January 31 at 10am local time in each market. Fans can Visit cityandcolour.com for direct ticket links.
City and Colour's 6th studio album A PILL FOR LONELINESS was released on October 4, 2019 on Green's newly minted Still Records, an imprint of Dine Alone Records. The album had an impressive, debut in the US, hitting #10 Current Alternative Albums, #5 Americana/Folk Albums, #8 Record Label Independent Current Albums, #13 LP Vinyl Albums, and #24 Top Current Albums. In Canada, A Pill For Loneliness debuted at #1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums Chart, making this the 4th consecutive #1 studio album for Green in Canada. The album also debuted at #1 on the Top Albums Chart, LP Vinyl Albums chart and Alternative Albums Chart (Nielsen Music Canada). Additionally, the first radio single from the album titled "Strangers" shot up the Canadian Rock Radio charts to peak at #2 and is currently the highest-charting CanCon Rock single. Internationally, the album enjoyed strong sales worldwide including the UK, Germany, Brazil and Australia, where it debuted #8 on the ARIA top albums chart.
A Pill for Loneliness is 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). The album can be streamed and purchased HERE.
Over the course of five studio albums, Green has compiled a canon ripe with songs amassing a legion of fans worldwide. With this 6th full-length album, Green siphons serenity from stress through a kaleidoscope of lush guitars, ethereal orchestration, and heavenly delivery over eleven tracks that illuminate an entrancing emotional expanse, balancing two extremes with eloquence and energy.
"I wrote a lot of dark songs and wrapped them in the most beautiful sounds we could find," Green explains. "There are personal connotations, but they're also relatable. I'm thankful for the opportunity to create."
From the slow burning build-up of opening track, "Living in Lightning", which borrows its title from John Steinbeck's East of Eden, to the gorgeous last gasp of the piano-driven album closer "Lay Me Down," A Pill for Loneliness unlocks the catharsis hinted at by the title.
On the song, "Astronaut", Green's voice immediately captivates as he carries a dynamic hook before an echoing solo. "I always think of the relationships in my life that have been fractured because I ended up doing what I do for a living," he admits. "I'm always gone, wandering around and singing my song."
Hit single "Strangers" hinges on a buoyant riff and hummable groove. It charges towards a ghostly refrain awash in reverb as he pleads, "Don't wake me when this is over, just let me drift amidst my dreams."
MAY 2020 TOUR DATES
U.S. Tour Dates
05/12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre
05/13 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
05/15 - Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
05/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
05/18 - Kingston, NY @ UPAC
05/19 - New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
05/21 - Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre
05/22 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
05/28 - Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre
05/29 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
INTERNATIONAL 2020 TOUR DATES
Europe & UK Tour Dates w/ Bess Atwell
Feb 10 - Munich, DE @ Alte Kongresshalle
Feb 11 - Milan, IT @ Teatro Del Verme
Feb 12 - Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten
Feb 14 - Stuttgart, DE @ Wagenhallen
Feb 15 - Leipzig, DE @ Haus Leipzig
Feb 17 - Copenhagen, DK @ DR Koncerthuset
Feb 18 - Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
Feb 19 - Stockholm, SE @ Gota Lejon
Feb 21 - Berlin, DE @ Admiralpalast
Feb 22 - Dusseldorf, DE @ Tonhalle
Feb 23 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Feb 25 - Ghent, BE @ NTGent
Feb 26 - Paris, FR @ Cafe de la Danse
Feb 28 - London, UK @ Palladium SOLD OUT
Feb 29 - London, UK @ Palladium SOLD OUT
South America Tour Dates
Mar 29 - Santiago, Chile @ Lollapalooza Chile
Mar 31 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Cine Joia (Lollapalooza Side Show)
Apr 01 - Porte Alegre, Brazil @ Opiniao (Lollapalooza Side Show)
Apr 03 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Circo Voador (Lollapalooza Side Show)
Apr 04 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Lollapalooza Brazil
Australia Tour Dates
Apr 15 - Adelaide, AUS @ Thebarton Tehatre
Apr 17 - Perth, AUS @ Fremantle Arts Centre
Apr 19 - Sydney, AUS @ Enmore Theatre SOLD OUT
Apr 20 - Sydney, AUS @ Enmore Theatre SOLD OUT
Apr 22 - Brisbane, AUS @ The Fortitude Music Hall
Apr 24 - Melbourne, AUS @ Forum Melbourne SOLD OUT
Apr 25 - Melbourne, AUS @ Forum Melbourne SOLD OUT
Apr 28 - Hobart, AUS @ Odeon Theatre