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City and Colour – “Astronaut”

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  1. Melody Bot

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    City and Colour has released the new song “Astronaut.”

    City and Colour (AKA acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green), debuts a new song, “Astronaut,” today. “Astronaut” is the first original music from City and Colour in almost four years and will be featured on his upcoming LP to be released this Fall on Green’s newly minted Still Records, an imprint of Dine Alone Records. “I always think of the relationships in my life that have been fractured because I ended up doing what I do for a living,” says Green regarding the inspiration for the new song. “I’m always gone, wandering around and singing songs. However, it weighs on my family and friends. I’m asking for ‘one more year’. I left home at 21 to go play my guitar. It’s lonely, but it’s because I yearn to wander. I’m aware of how lucky I am.”
    “Astronaut” was produced by three-time Grammy-winning Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse, Norah Jones) and mastered by Emily Lazar (Beck, Dolly Parton, The Chainsmokers), the first female mastering engineer to win a Grammy for best engineered album (2019).

    A North American tour was also announced today alongside previously announced summer festivals. A U.S. run kicks off October 9 and features 2 back-to-back nights in Nashville, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston and New York. One night in each city will take place in a seated theatre, featuring Green performing an intimate solo show with stripped-down iterations of songs spanning his award-winning catalogue – something fans have been requesting for years. The additional night in each city will take place in general admission rock venues and feature Green performing with his full touring band. Supporting City and Colour in the U.S. will be Ben Rogers, the first signing to Green’s Still Records (solo shows) and alternative singer-songwriter Ruby Waters (full band shows). In keeping with Green’s penchant for showcasing emerging artists that he believes strongly in, he personally chose both Rogers and Waters as openers.

    A Canadian arena tour kicks off in Victoria, BC on November 8 and ends on the opposite coast in Halifax on November 29. Joining City and Colour as support is Nigerian-born British singer-songwriter Jacob Banks, and Ben Rogers.

    All tickets will go on sale Friday, June 7 at 10am local time. Pre-sales will begin starting Tuesday, June 4. Visit for specific details for each city.

    City and Colour has partnered with PLUS1 for all North American tour dates. $1 from every ticket sold in U.S. will be donated to Crisis Text Line. $1 from every ticket sold in Canada will be donated to both MusiCounts & Indspire. Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, confidential support for those in crisis. Since launching in 2013 “from the rib” of, they have exchanged over 100 million messages with texters all across the country. Individuals can text 741741 from anywhere in the US to connect with a trained Crisis Counselor.

    City and Colour is undeniably one of the biggest groundswell stories to emerge from Canada. His last studio album, the critically acclaimed If I Should Go Before You, debuted at #16 on the U.S. Billboard 200 (and at #1 in Canada, his third consecutive chart-topper in his home-country). Over the course of five studio albums, Green has compiled a canon ripe with songs born of adoration and devotion amassing a legion of fans worldwide and garnering him 3 JUNOs, including two SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR awards, plus 3 Double Platinum, 1 Platinum, and 1 Gold certification at home in Canada. Alongside these accomplishments, Green has been awarded four Platinum-certified studio albums as a member of Alexisonfire. In 2014, Green collaborated with international superstar Alecia Moore (aka P!nk) on a new 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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  3. Bartek T.

    D'oh! Prestigious

    What a great day, surprised to hear new music from Bon Iver and City and Colour ;d made me feel better!
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  4. Ska Senanake


    Ok this is a great track Dallas. Love the outro. I feel like he makes the best City and Colour when Alexisonfire is active. Like Bartek T. said, great day with new Bon Iver and City and Colour!
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  5. josh.hofer


    dang, looks like the video was removed? :(