Hot Gig Alert (05/17): City and Colour brings emotionally charged record to Boston
Triumph over tragedy is a classic theme that over the years has produced some of the most personal and intimate music from an unending list of artists. For Dallas Green it led to his latest City and Colour album, The Love Still Holds Me Near. In the span of just a year Green lost two crucial people in his life, his cousin Nicholas Osczcypko with whom Green played in his first band, and his close friend, producer, and engineer Karl Bareham. On top of that he was also dealing with a separation from his wife of eleven years.
What resulted was an album of emotionally charged music that puts on display the pain of loss. Green described the work saying: “It’s about digging deep down into yourself and attempting to unearth hope and light in the things that can comfort you through those times. For me that has always been writing and recording music, so that’s exactly what I did.”
The album debuted at No. 12 on the charts in his native Canada, his sixth record to debut in the Top 20. It was accompanied by a visual component as well, featuring videos for all twelve songs on the record. Alternating between music videos and acoustic performances of songs on the record, it supplements Green’s vision for how the album is received.
Green has since embarked on an international tour in support of the album that will bring him to New England this week with his full band for the first time post-pandemic.
City and Colour perform at Roadrunner in Boston, MA on Wednesday, May 17th. The show is all ages with doors at 7pm and music at 8pm from support act Courtney Marie Andrews. Tickets are available – HERE.
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