BORN & RAISED FESTIVAL RETURNS TO ST. CATHARINES

ALEXISONFIRE + CITY AND COLOUR’S

BORN & RAISED

Festival Returns to Montebello Park, St. Catharines

July 5 & 6, 2024

Alexisonfire, City and Colour, Dine Alone Records and Live Nation Canada have announced the return of the beloved Born & Raised festival. Back for its second year, the two-day event will once again take over Montebello Park in the artists’ cherished hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6, 2024. Tickets for this all ages event go on sale Friday, February 2 at 10am ET at ticketmaster.ca.

Alexisonfire and City and Colour have put together a stacked lineup of friends. Joining them are: Metric, The Used, Sloan, Counterparts, Dooms Children, and Ekkstacy.

Born & Raised is back!” says Alexisonfire’s George Pettit. “After an overwhelmingly successful first attempt, the gang in AOF and City and Colour are returning to Montebello Park in peak physical form. Bring your friends, bring your sunscreen, strap in for the concert of the summer. Don’t sleep on it!”

Born & Raised is a celebration and homecoming for Alexisonfire bandmates Dallas Green, George Pettit, Wade MacNeil, Chris Steele, and Jordan Hastings. The festival pays homage to the Alexisonfire track bearing its name, serving as a tribute to the hometown that witnessed the humble origins of Alexisonfire, City and Colour, Dine Alone Records, and Bedlam Management. Alexisonfire rose up out of the St. Catharines, Ontario underground in late 2001. Green’s City and Colour’s Platinum certified solo album Sometimes debuted a few short years later in 2005.

2022’s inaugural Born & Raised featured four electric nights of music, food, and drink, attracting tens of thousands of fervent fans to St. Catharines’ Montebello Park. The festival included memorable performances from Sam Roberts Band, Broken Social Scene, Billy Talent, NOBRO, Moneen, PUP, and more. Now back with a vengeance and by immensely popular demand, Alexisonfire, alongside City and Colour, Dine Alone Records, and Live Nation, are once again, bringing the music back to where it all started.

Born & Raised Festival has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 per ticket goes to supporting Indspire and their work investing in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada.

About Alexisonfire

Alexisonfire rose up out of the Southern Ontario underground in late 2001 to become one of the most successful independent bands to come out of Canada. The post-hardcore luminaries have sold over 1 million records and released five hugely successful studio albums, with four achieving Platinum-certification: Alexisonfire (2002), Watch Out (2004), Crisis (2006), and Old Crows / Young Cardinals (2009). Crisis debuted at #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan (Canada), and Old Crows / Young Cardinals debuted at #2, and charted at #9 on the US Billboard Independent Album chart. Watch Out helped garner a New Group of the Year JUNO (2004). The band has performed to hundreds of thousands of fans on iconic stages worldwide, and graced notable music magazine covers internationally. Their long-anticipated 5th studio album, and first full-length album in over 13 years, Otherness, was released in 2022 to

international acclaim, garnering a 2023 JUNO award for “Rock Album of the Year”.

About City and Colour

Over the course of seven studio albums, Dallas Green has compiled a canon ripe with songs born of adoration and devotion amassing a legion of fans worldwide and garnering him 5 JUNOs, including 2 Songwriter of the Year awards, plus 4 Double Platinum, 1 Platinum, and 1 Gold certification at home in Canada. Alongside these accomplishments, Green has been awarded Platinum-certification for four of Alexisonfire’s full-length records.

His latest album, The Love Still Held Me Near, spawned a #1 hit at Alternative radio with “Underground” and debuted at #2 on the Alternative Albums chart, #2 Digital Albums, and #2 LP Vinyl Albums. The release also enjoyed chart success in the U.S. debuting at #8 on the Current Rock Albums chart, #15 Digital Albums, and #18 Vinyl Albums.

City and Colour’s sixth album A Pill For Loneliness – released on Green’s Still Records, an imprint of Dine Alone Records – debuted at #1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums Chart, his 4th consecutive chart-topper in Canada. His previous #1 LP If I Should Go Before You made serious waves internationally debuting at #16 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart and #5 in Australia where Green’s LP Little Hell was certified GOLD. In 2014, Green collaborated with international superstar Alecia Moore (aka P!nk) on a new project titled You+Me. Their debut rose ave. went Platinum in Canada, topped the Canadian chart at #1, the Australian chart at #2, and soared to #4 on the Billboard Top 200 culminating in memorable performances on The Ellen Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

In 2022, Green was honoured with the SOCAN National Achievement Award at the JUNO Awards in recognition of his philanthropic contributions to music education in Canada.

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

About PLUS1
PLUS1 is an initiative that channels the collective energy of a concert to catalyze social change. By partnering with performing artists, PLUS1 raises and grants millions of dollars to high impact nonprofits addressing our most serious global challenges around Access, Equity, and Dignity. The work begins with a $1 per ticket add-on that makes fundraising simple and seamless. Beyond the dollar, PLUS1 supports artists as educators and advocates, fuelling their passion, reach, impact. To date, PLUS1 has raised and granted over $7 million, and served as the connective tissue between over 100 artists, millions of their fans, and 100s of leading social justice organizations tackling global injustice. 

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