It was only a few years back that I found out that City and Colour is a play on Dallas Green’s name. City = Dallas and Colour = Green. Dallas Green first came onto Canadian rock fans’ radar though his punk band Alexisonfire. City and Colour became a name that Alexisonfire member Dallas Green played under. He uses a rotating line up of other musicians to make up his supporting band. City and Colour plays a brand of acoustic folk music that has brought him plenty of success. City and Colour won a 2009 Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year.
Alexisonfire announced in the fall of 2011 that they were breaking up. The major reason given for the breakup was that Green had said that it had become too hard to juggle the two bands. Fans can be consoled by the fact that they still can see Dallas Green play live.
-Date: June 20, 2016
-Venue: Bell Centre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Prices: $35.75, $57.75, $67.75, $82.75 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 7:30 p.m.
-Opening Act: Shakey Graves