Monday, July 28, 2014

City and Colour covers Tears for Fears, U.S. tour dates confirmed including show at L.A.'s Greek Theatre

“…tells a story with a sincerity and fluency that is truly masterful.”—BBC

A new version of Tears For Fears’ “Suffer The Children” by City and Colour (aka singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green) recently premiered at and can now be heard/embedded here. Of the song, Esquire praises, “His music, often dreamy and introspective without being moody and bleak, and maintaining a unique edge, is the perfect score for a long drive or quiet afternoon.” Moreover, of the cover, Tears for Fears’ Roland Orzabal asserts, “City and Colour has made me fall in love with the song again. The simplicity and rawness reminds me of the Michael Andrews/Gary Jules cover of Mad World.”

After performing countless sold-out shows worldwide, City and Colour will continue to tour this fall, including appearances at Budweiser Made in America Festival, Riot Fest and Fun Fun Fun Fest as well as a headlining date at L.A.’s Greek Theatre on September 4 (with special guest Lucius). Tickets are available at See below for complete details. The shows will feature Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, Dead Weather) on bass, Dante Schwebel (Spanish Gold, Dan Auerbach) on guitar, Doug MacGregor (Constantines) on drums and Matt Kelly on pedal steel guitar and keys.

It has been an incredible ride since last year’s The Hurry and The Harm, which is now certified Platinum in Canada. In addition to this commercial success, the album continues to receive widespread critical praise—The Wall Street Journal calls the album “…a worthy successor to his brilliant 2011 release, Little Hell, sharing with it moving, melodramatic songs delivered with candor and confidence by Mr. Green in a sweet, soaring voice. An excellent guitarist, he’s equally adept in a sparse solo folk setting and out in front of powerhouse players,” while raves, “Green’s folk sound expands even more…laid-back drums prompt slide-guitar swells and Green’s easy falsetto.” Additionally, NPR profiled Green on “Weekend Edition Saturday.”

*with special guest Lucius

August 1                                                       Penticton, BC                                                   Boonstock
August 21                                                  Quebec City, QC                                             Expo Quebec
     August 30                                                     Philadelphia, PA                    Budweiser Made in America 
 September 4                                                 Los Angeles, CA                                        Greek Theatre*
 September 5                                                  Berkeley, CA                              Greek Theatre Berkeley
September 7                                                  Toronto, ON                                        Riot Fest Toronto
September 13                                                 Chicago, IL                                        Riot Fest Chicago
September 20                                                 Denver, CO                                          Riot Fest Denver
 October 25                                                     Tampa, FL                             Coral Skies Music Festival
  October 26                                             West Palm Beach, FL                   Coral Skies Music Festival
October 28                                                       Athens, GA                                             Georgia Theatre
 October 29                                                   Birmingham, AL                                                    Iron City
  October 30                                                          Tulsa, OK                                             Cain’s Ballroom
  November 5                                                     Lawrence, KS                                                  Liberty Hall
 November 6                                                    Grand Prairie, TX        Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
           November 7                                                      Austin, TX                                           Fun Fun Fun Fest           

 (additional dates to be announced)

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