City and Colour is the stage name for a series of solo compositions by Canadian guitarist and songwriter Dallas Green. Before his work on City and Colour began in 2005, Green fronted the band Alexisonfire through four albums and two EPs. Green has also collaborated with Pink under the group name You + Me. As City and Colour, Green has had several albums go platinum, including his debut album Sometimes and his 2011 album Little Hell. The song "Lover Come Back" from the 2015 album If I Should Go Before You made it to No. 8 on the Billboard Adult Alternative Song chart in the US, and fans enjoy City and Colour performances for the unique live experience they offer.
Music Born in the Basement
After writing songs for Alexisonfire, Dallas Green wanted the challenge of working on an entire album by himself. By 2005, when he started on his City and Colour music, computer recording technology made it possible for Green to write, arrange and record all the parts in his basement. On these digital recordings, the voice, keyboards and stringed instruments all belong to Green. Before any albums, Green released all of his City and Colour music as singles for download on the internet. In 2007, he released rearranged versions of some of these songs as his first City and Colour album, Sometimes. His second album, Bring Me Your Love had a limited release of 6,000 copies. Demand was so high that the City and Colour website crashed the first day.
Where can I buy City and Colour tickets?
City and Colour is actively touring in the United States as both a solo act and participant in music festivals. If you are looking for a City and Colour concert in your area, you can find the best tickets at StubHub.
What can I expect from a City and Colour concert?
Dallas Green, who performs as City and Colour, is passionate about his music. He is an accomplished musician who does not want his audiences distracted by light shows or special effects. City and Colour songs are often about heartbreak, loneliness and sadness, pulling at the emotions of the audience. When you attend a City and Colour concert, you can expect music that finds beauty in the tragic.
What is a City and Colour setlist like?
City and Colour has released five albums since 2005. A typical setlist is made of a few songs from Green's most recent work. A recent setlist included "Forgive Me," "Two Coins," "Fragile Bird," "The Lonely Life," "Against the Grain," "If I Should Go Before You," "Hello, I'm in Delaware," "Runaway," "Twilight," "We Found Each Other in the Dark," "O' Sister" and "As Much as I Ever Could."
What instruments does City and Colour play?
When Dallas Green performs as City and Colour, his primary instrument for concerts is a Martin Dreadnought 12 acoustic guitar. He has also played the Fender Jazzmaster electric guitar. During a live concert, other performers take on the rest of the instruments. However, on his City and Colour recordings, Green plays banjo, keyboards and harmonica as well as supplying the vocals.
What are some similar bands to City and Colour?
City and Colour is part of the alternative rock scene with a style that values musical ability over showmanship. Some bands and performers that are similar to City and Colour include Tegan and Sara, Bon Iver, Iron & Wine and Dustin Kensrue.
Does City and Colour perform with other artists?
When David Green composes with another musician, it is normally under a different name, such as his You + Me collaboration with Pink. However, City and Colour frequently tours and performs with other artists. Currently, some of Green's touring partners include Ben Rogers and Jacob Banks.Back to Top