City and Colour tours ahead of new album, Little Hell


Summer festival lineups continue to roll in, and it’s been hard to miss a certain Canadian indie-rock artist that keeps popping up — City and Colour. Was that your guess? The solo-project for Dallas Green, better known as the lead singer of Ontario’s Alexisonfire, will be making stops at South by Southwest, Coachella, and Sasquatch!, during his upcoming spring tour.

After performing in Halifax for Canada’s Winter Games February 26th, Green will spend four days at SXSW playing various Austin venues, and then set out on a predominantly sold-out Australian tour. Green will spend late March in LA, Chicago, and New York, before traveling down under for a six-date tour. Between festival appearances in Indio, CA and George, WA, City and Colour plays London’s Royal Albert Hall April 25th. Chart the dates below.

While on tour, expect Green to perform new tracks off City and Colour’s forthcoming album, Little Hell. The project’s third full-length was recorded earlier this month at Catherine North Studios in Hamilton, Ontario, with the assistance of producer/engineer/mixer Alex Newport (At The Drive-In, Mars Volta, Death Cab For Cutie). The album track listing and exact release date have not yet been announced, but City and Colour did reveal the album’s wonderfully retro artwork (top right). If you can stomach multiple minutes of One Tree Hill, watch the debut of “The Northern Wind” here.

Little Hell will be released this June via Vagrant Records. If you haven’t secured a ticket, good luck, because performances are selling out.

City and Colour 2011 Tour Dates:
02/26 – Halifax, NS @ Celebration Square (2011 Canada Winter Games)
03/16 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
03/17 – Austin, TX @ St. David’s Historical Sanctuary
03/18 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
03/19 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
03/22 – Los Angeles, LA @ El Rey Theatre
03/29 – Chicago, IL @ Park West
03/31 – New York City, NY @ Webster Hall
04/05 – Sydney, AU @ Enmore
04/06 – Sydney, AU @ Enmore
04/07 – Melbourne, AU @ The Palace
04/08 – Brisbane, AU @ The Tivoli
04/10 – Adelaide, AU @ HQ
04/11 – Perth, AU @ Astor Theatre
04/17 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/25 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
05/29 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival