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City And Colour Announces Tour This December


City And Colour Announces Tour This December

Following the release of his latest album The Hurry and The Harm, (June 2012, Dine Alone Records), Chugg Entertainment can now confirm that City and Colour will be returning to New Zealand this December for shows at Auckland’s The Civic on Monday 16th December and the St James Theatre in Wellington on Wednesday 18th December. Exclusive tour merchandise add-ons will be available through www.cityandcolour.com.

Green has a long and beloved history with his dedicated Kiwi fans, one that is more than reciprocated. With a back catalogue of four diverse albums to draw from, Green finds himself playing to sell-out audiences on each visit. A significant rise in widespread popularity seen not only by the record timing speed in which his shows sell out, but also the passion with which his fans talk about him; each time further cementing his foothold in the New Zealand market.

Green’s style oscillates between a stripped back sound garnering introverted beauty and a dynamic punch of pulsing rock arrangements. His hauntingly clear vocals display a sheer emotional range, bookended by extensive guitar-driven instrumentals.

The Hurry and The Harm is the first City and Colour album recorded outside of Canada. He recruited an excellent team of players to round out the songs, including Jack Lawrence on bass (The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather), Bo Koster on keys (My Morning Jacket), Spencer Cullum Jr. (Caitlin Rose) on pedal steel and both Matt Chamberlain (Pearl Jam, Fiona Apple) and James Gadson (Bill Withers, BB King) on drums. Green once again found great kinship in producer Alex Newport, who has worked with such varied and dynamic artists as At The Drive-In, Death Cab for Cutie, Bloc Party and The Mars Volta (and more notably with Green on Little Hell). The resulting album is a journey through a state of mind, exploring everything from Green’s struggles to leave his previous band (Of Space and Time) to his distaste for gossip media (Commentators).

We can also confirm that opening each night for City and Colour, will be Australian talent, Husky. Following nearly two years of touring the world, Husky changed pace this year and spent most of 2013 in the hills behind Melbourne, creating a new album. Their performances with City And Colour will see the debut of much of this brand new work. Husky's debut album, Forever So, is out now everywhere and their sophomore release is expected early 2014.

A brand new backing band will accompany Green, including Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather), Dante Schwebel (Hacienda, Dan Auerbach), Doug McGregor (The Constantines) and Matt Kelly. If these shows are as highly anticipated as his previous tours, tickets will not be available for long.

TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS ON SALE WEDNESDAY 24TH JULY, 9am (local time)

CITY AND COLOUR : TOUR DATES

Monday 16th December The Civic, Auckland (All Ages)
www.ticketmaster.co.nz or 09 970 9700

Wednesday 18th December St James Theatre, Wellington (All Ages)
www.ticketek.co.nz or 0800 842 538

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