City and Colour

When: Fri., Nov. 1, 8 p.m. 2013

For a half-dozen years, Dallas Green did double duty in two very
different musical settings. He was the guitarist, keyboardist and a
main songwriter in Alexisonfire, a post-hardcore band playing
hard-hitting rock, while he also had an acoustic-based
singer-songwriter solo project called City and Colour that had
steadily gained popularity.

One night in 2010 in Boston, he realized the effect his musical double
life was having on him and decided his future needed to involve only
City and Colour.

“I was in Boston and I had just played a City and Colour show,” Green
recalled in an early September phone interview. “It was in the middle
of a little tour that we had squeezed in between two Alexis tours. I
remember being completely exhausted, and I do remember the show being
really fun and good, but I didn’t enjoy any of it.”

Green got back to his hotel and called his long-time managers with a
simple message.

“I just said ‘I can’t do both anymore,’” Green said. “That was it.
That was when I knew. I knew when I got to the point where I was
living such a wonderful life that I should have been the happiest guy
in the world, but I had no idea how to enjoy any of it.”

Green is now touring behind “The Hurry and The Harm” with a road band
that includes bassist Jack Lawrence (Raconteurs, Dead Weather),
guitarist Dante Schwebel (Hacienda), drummer Doug MacGregor
(Constantines) and pedal steel/keyboard player Matt Kelly.

“They’re all great players, and not only are they doing the new songs
justice, but I’m sort of revisiting the old catalogue,” Green said. “So
it’s really, really been some of the best moments I’ve had on stage,
probably in my life.” Alan Sculley Read the rest of our interview with Green online at

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