City and Colour unveils new album, announces tour
City and Colour has unveiled his fifth studio album, If I Should Go Before You, which will be released October 9, 2015.
The new album will be available for pre-order starting this Friday, July 24, with “Woman” available for immediate download. Physical pre-order will also be available the same day as of 10:00 a.m. EDT on www.cityandcolour.com – featuring limited edition coloured vinyl along with other unique items. In September 2015, a record shop exclusive vinyl pre-order will become available, which will include a bonus 12″. Additional details to be announced.
City and Colour will also embark on a U.S. tour this fall, with tickets becoming available for presale at www.cityandcolour.com, beginning TODAY, Monday July 20 at 2:00 p.m. local time. General public on-sale begins 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.
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 TRACK LIST
If I Should Go Before You
Lover Come Back
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 House of Blues*
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)