If I Should Go Before You, the new album from world-renowned singer, songwriter and performer City and Colour (aka Dallas Green), will be released October 9 on Dine Alone Records. In advance of the release, Zane Lowe recently premiered the lead track, “Woman,” on Beats 1. The song can be heard/shared HERE and purchased at iTunes.
The new album will be available for pre-order starting this Friday, July 24. Those who pre-order via iTunes will receive an immediate download of “Woman.” A fan pre-order will also be available the same day as of 10:00 a.m. EDT onwww.cityandcolour.com featuring limited edition colored vinyl along with other unique items. For those that prefer to shop at record stores, a vinyl pre-order will be available in September, including a bonus 12” that fans will receive instantly upon order. Additional details to be announced.
After performing countless sold-out shows worldwide, City and Colour will embark on an extensive U.S. tour this fall, including dates at L.A.’s Hollywood Palladium and NYC’s Terminal 5. Tickets will be available for presale atwww.cityandcolour.com, beginning today, Monday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m. local time, followed by a general public on-sale Friday, July 24 at 12:00 p.m. local time. American Express Card Members can also purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m. local time through Thursday, July 23 at 10:00 p.m. local time, in select markets. See below for complete details.
Recorded at Nashville, Tennessee’s Blackbird Studios, If I Should Go Before You was produced by Green with additional production and engineering by Karl “Horse” Bareham. Unique to this project, the studio players on If I Should Go Before You are made up of Green’s trusted touring band: 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.
Of the album and recording process, Dallas comments, “They inspired me to want to create new music, just to create it with them—I don’t think I wrote these songs for the band, per se, but I certainly wrote them because of the band.” He goes on to add, “Anybody who has seen us play will understand that this is the best representation of what we do live that we have ever recorded. I was so excited about being able to make and record an album with these guys that it just flowed. I felt so confident about their abilities to make all of my ideas come true.”
If I Should Go Before You is Green’s fifth release as City and Colour and follows 2013’s The Hurry and The Harm, which received widespread critical and commercial praise. The album debuted at #1 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #16 in the U.S., #4 in Australia, #32 in the U.K., and #83 in Germany—all career highs.
Most recently, in 2014, Green collaborated with international superstar Alecia Moore (aka P!nk) on a new project, entitled You+Me. The duo’s acclaimed debut, rose ave., debuted at #4 on the U.S. Top 200 Chart, #1 in Canada, #2 in Australia and #6 in Germany. Of the music, The Huffington Post praised, “While such prominent voices rarely mix too seamlessly, Green and Moore were destined to harmonize together,” while Entertainment Weekly declared, “The harmonies on the album are absolutely beautiful.”
IF I SHOULD GO BEFORE YOU TRACK LIST
2. Northern Blues
3. Mizzy C
4. If I Should Go Before You
5. Killing Time
6. Wasted Love
8. Lover Come Back
9. Map Of The World
CITY AND COLOUR TOUR DATES
November 5—Detroit, MI—The Fillmore*
November 6—Chicago, IL—Metro*
November 7—Minneapolis, MN—First Ave*
November 9—Denver, CO—The Ogden Theatre*
November 12—Portland, OR—Roseland Theater*
November 13—Seattle, WA—Paramount Theatre *
November 15—Oakland, CA—Fox Theatre
November 16—San Diego, CA—San Diego Civic Theatre*
November 18—Los Angeles, CA—Hollywood Palladium*
December 2—Pittsburgh, PA—Stage AE†
December 3—Ithaca, NY—State Theatre†
December 4—Northampton, MA—Calvin Theatre†
December 5—Boston, MA—House of Blues†
December 7— Sayreville, NJ—Starland Ballroom†
December 8—Philadelphia, PA—Tower Theatre†
December 10— New York, NY—Terminal 5†
December 11—Washington, DC—Echo Stage†
December 12—Richmond, VA—The National†
*with special guest Hurray for the Riff Raff
†with special guest Bahamas
(additional dates to be announced)