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City and Colour Brings 'Sometimes' To Bud Stage

Dallas Green will mark the 15th anniversary of his career-changing double-platinum first release, Sometimes, with an August Budweiser Stage show in Toronto.

City and Colour Brings 'Sometimes' To Bud Stage

By FYI Staff

City and Colour (aka the acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green), will celebrate the 15th anniversary of his debut double platinum-selling Sometimes release with a performance of the album at Toronto at Budweiser Stage on Friday, August 7.


The show will notably be Green’s 10th performance at the noted venue, the most for any Canadian artist with the exception of Blue Rodeo and Drake's OVO Festival. Green also has the distinction of being one of a handful of Canadian artists to sell out two consecutive nights at the venue that include Drake, The Tragically Hip, and Sarah McLachlan. This marks the first acoustic headlining performance in the history of the venue.

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An artist presale is now on here. General tickets go on sale Friday, March 13 at 10 am ET.

City and Colour originated when Green -- whose platinum-selling band Alexisonfire had just won a 2005 Juno Award for New Group of the Year -- released a limited-edition EP of songs performed on solo acoustic guitar. Widely circulated on the internet, the release caused such an overwhelming underground buzz that fans, as far away as Europe and Australia, were emailing the Alexisonfire site asking how to obtain copies.

In 2005, Green officially introduced his debut full-length album Sometimes under the solo moniker City and Colour. A culmination of music that Green had been writing for over a decade, the album first achieved platinum certification in 2006. Critically acclaimed solo performances, a dramatic appearance at Burton Cumming’s Songwriter’s Circle during the 2005 Junos and a performance at the 2006 MuchMusic Video Awards, where Green won People’s Choice Favourite Canadian Artist, solidified City and Colour’s place on the Canadian musical landscape. 

Over the course of five studio albums, Green has amassed a worldwide fanbase and won three Junos, including two Songwriter of the Year awards. He has one triple platinum, two double platinum, one platinum, and one gold certification in Canada. 

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Alongside these accomplishments, Green has been awarded platinum-certification for all four of Alexisonfire’s full-length records. City and Colour’s last studio album A Pill For Loneliness debuted at #1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums Chart, his 4th consecutive chart-topper in Canada. His previous #1 LP If I Should Go Before You made serious waves internationally debuting at #16 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart and #5 in Australia where Green’s LP Little Hell was certified gold. 

In 2014, Green collaborated with Alecia Moore (aka P!nk) on a project titled You+Me. The duo’s acclaimed platinum-certified first record, rose ave., debuted at #4 on the U.S. Top 200 Chart, #1 in Canada, #2 in Australia culminating in memorable performances on The Ellen Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live

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