Acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green, aka City and Colour, has announced an extensive Canadian tour for 2017 that brings him to Vernon April 13.
The tour starts in Courtenay April 1, and wraps up in Corner Brook, Nfld. May 16.
City and Colour will perform in an intimate theatre environment visiting 25 cities from coast-to-coast, many for the first time, coinciding with Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Green will perform songs from his vast award-winning catalogue, accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Matt Kelly from City and Colour’s touring band.
City and Colour is working with Plus1 to collect $1 from the sale of each ticket that will be donated to Canada’s music education charity MusiCounts (Band Aid Program). Green has often mentioned how invaluable the support from his teachers was as he started to consider music as a career path. The Band Aid Program equips school music programs with the necessities to give students the chance to discover their talent, empowering them with skills that will help them excel both in the classroom and beyond.
City and Colour is undeniably one of the biggest groundswell stories to emerge from Canada. Green’s achievements include three Juno award, including two Songwriter of the Year awards (2009, 2012), seven platinum-certified albums and three gold-certified albums in Canada (City and Colour, Alexisonfire, and You+Me).
Green’s latest and fifth City and Colour studio release, If I Should Go Before You (Dine Alone Records), debuted #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan, his third consecutive chart-topper in Canada. The LP also made serious waves internationally debuting at #16 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart and #5 in Australia where Green’s LP Little Hell went gold.
In 2014, Green collaborated with international superstar Alecia Moore (aka P!nk) on a new project titled 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, culminating in memorable performances on Ellen and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Having performed to countless sold-out crowds around the world, City and Colour recently headlined his first arena tour across Canada, including 2 sold out, consecutive nights at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto.
General on-sale tickets for the tour commence Friday, Feb. 3 at noon. For the Vernon Performing Arts Centre show, visit ticketseller.ca or call 250-549-7469.