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City And Colour

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When:

  • Sun 29 Apr ’12, 6:30pm

Where:

Auckland Town Hall - Great Hall, 303 Queen St, Auckland CBD

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $68.90

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City and Colour

Already confirmed to headline Groovin’ The Moo in May, Chugg Entertainment announces today that City and Colour will be following up a hugely successful Australian tour last year with a string of headline theatre shows across the country, as well as visiting New Zealand for the first time ever. The three time platinum certified project lead by Dallas Green has become a household name within the indie music community for their distinctive fusion of folk, blues, rock, and twangs of country. What began as a hobby for a hardcore singer has evolved into one of the most praised acoustic/indie/folk acts to enter the scene in the last decade.

City and Colour will appear in headline theatre shows at the Auckland Town Hall on Sunday 29th April for one show in New Zealand, then over to Australia to the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on Wednesday 2nd May, The Tivoli in Brisbane on Tuesday 8th May, Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Monday 14th May, the Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide on Friday 18th May, concluding at the Fremantle Art Centre on Sunday 20th May.

Fresh off of the release of his third full length album, Little Hell, Dallas Green has continued to take City and Colour in bold new directions while keeping his signature brand of indie folk intact. Gaining a strong cult following, all three full-length albums have now attained platinum certification, with ‘Fragile Bird,’ the first single off Little Hell sparking a critical frenzy upon its release with Green’s shift into grittier sonic territory and a swift jump to #1 on the Canadian rock/alternative charts. The track also held the #1 position on countless Top 50 Songs of 2011 lists.

The Canadian native had been releasing songs for City and Colour over the internet for fans to download before taking those songs and rewriting a collection of them for his first full length album, Sometimes, which was released in 2005. Soon after Sometimes received a Juno Award (Canada’s Grammys equivalent) for Alternative Album of the Year, Green was back in the studio to record a second album, Bring Me Your Love. When praising reviews for the album began to pour in, Green wasted no time hitting the road to support the album, and consequently rounded out 2011 with major appearances on the festival circuit from Glastonbury, Sasquatch and Hop Farm to Coachella and Lollapalooza as well as an extensive European and US tour of fifty-plus sold-out shows, including an impromptu duet with Pink at the Orpheum Theatre in LA.

Joining City and Colour for the tour is support act and fellow Canadian, Bahamas. Afie Jurvanen isn't from the Bahamas, he's a Finnish-Canadian from Game, a working-class town in rural Ontario. But his chosen epithet is fitting. Since 2009 he's been making music under the name Bahamas; writing songs about sunsets, love affairs, and making out with crooked smiles. Through simple arrangements, he charts an escape route from the snow belt to the coral reefs with his debut album Pink Fret.

With the successes of this latest offering and the broader recognition received, this tour promises to be the best yet for City and Colour, with brand new material that adds new found intensity and resonance to an already energetic live show. This along with the powerful acoustic performances that Dallas Green has become known for are sure to make this the tour of the season. Do not miss out.

Tickets for all shows go on sale Thursday 23rd February, 9am.

For pre-sale details, visit www.cityandcolour.ca.

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