City and Colour, acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green, debuts the first official radio single, “Strangers”, from his upcoming album, due this Fall on Green’s newly minted Still Records, an imprint of Dine Alone Records. “‘Strangers’ is about how you will never truly know another human being,” says Green. “You’ll never really understand what it’s like to be inside someone else’s brain or heart. So, we need to appreciate the differences. If we do, maybe we can live better with one another.” The single hinges on a buoyant riff and hummable groove and charges towards a ghostly refrain awash in reverb as Green pleads, “Don’t wake me when this is over, just let me drift amidst my dreams.”
“Strangers” is the second piece of music from City and Colour’s much-anticipated new record. The hauntingly beautiful, “Astronaut” debuted earlier this month and can be streamed / purchased HERE. Both tracks are 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).
Previously announced, a North American tour kicks off October 9 and features 2 back-to-back nights in Nashville, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston and New York. One night in each city will take place in a seated theatre, featuring Green performing an intimate solo show with stripped-down iterations of songs spanning his award-winning catalogue – something fans have been requesting for years. The additional night in each city will take place in general admission rock venues and feature Green performing with his full touring band. Supporting City and Colour in the U.S. will be Ben Rogers, the first signing to Green’s Still Records (solo shows) and alternative singer-songwriter Ruby Waters (full band shows). In keeping with Green’s penchant for showcasing emerging artists that he believes strongly in, he personally chose both Rogers and Waters as openers.
A Canadian arena tour kicks off in Victoria, BC on November 8 and ends on the opposite coast in Halifax on November 29. Joining City and Colour as support is Nigerian-born British singer-songwriter Jacob Banks, and Ben Rogers.
City and Colour has partnered with PLUS1 for all North American tour dates. $1 from every ticket sold in Canada will be donated and shared by MusiCounts and Indspire. $1 from every ticket sold in U.S. will be donated to Crisis Text Line.
Both the Canadian and U.S. tours are on sale now. Visit cityandcolour.com for specific details for each city.
2019 TOUR DATES
Jun 27 – Lansing, MI @ Common Ground Festival (Solo)
Jun 29 – Peterborough, ON @ Peterborough Musicfest (Solo)
Aug 3 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
Aug 5 – St. John’s, NL @ George Street Music Festival
Aug 4 – Saint John, NB @ Area 506 Festival
Aug 17 – Elora, ON @ Riverfest
U.S. Tour Dates
Sep 20 – Tacoma, WA @ WAMU Theatre (w/ ALICE IN CHAINS)
Oct 09 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East**
Oct 10 – Nashville, TN @ James K. Polk Theater (Solo)*
Oct 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts (Solo)*
Oct 15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore**
Oct 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Ace Hotel (Solo)*
Oct 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre**
Oct 21 – Boston, MA @ Royale**
Oct 22 – Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Center (Solo)*
Oct 24 – New York City, NY @ Webster Hall**
Oct 25 – New York City, NY @ Town Hall (Solo)*
Canadian Tour Dates
Nov 08 – Victoria, BC @ Save On Foods Memorial Centre^