The musical must see this weekend was Canadian Icons City and Colour performing back-to-back shows at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. Accompanied by Hannah Georgas and Shakey Graves, singer-songwriter and former Alexisonfire member, Dallas Green, delivered a soulful, yet dynamic performance that left fans including myself wanting more.
From the moment City and Colour stepped on stage, it was very clear that it would be an exciting night for the die-hard fans. The band opened up with “Woman”, the first song off of their latest album, If I should Go Before You. The entire set was a mix of old and new songs with the beginning of the show being more focused on their newest album. They played the songs “If I Should Go Before You”, “Killing Time”, “Wasted Love” and “Lover Comeback”. Once they got that out of the way, it was mainly throwbacks from thereon. Playing “Hello, I’m In Delaware” “The Lonely Life” and “Weightless”.
He then stopped between songs to take quick sip of beer and address the crowd about how our world has messed up people then followed up with a song about people being nice to one another, “We Found Each Other In the Dark” from the album Little Hell. Afterwards, he got the fans to get up to sing and clap along to “Sleeping Sickness”.
The Amphitheatre imploded after Dallas briefly left the stage before coming out for an encore. The encore featured a tribute cover to send his best wishes and kind regards to Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip, as he played a rendition of “Bobcaygeon”. The audience roared of cheers as soon as he began playing. Following the tribute was another fan favourite “The Girl”.
City and Colour was a remarkable show that was filled with old favourites, instant classics, and an outstanding encore. The wonderful voice of Dallas Green made the show so perfect in its simplicity. Dallas Green and his band came together to send their love and appreciation to Toronto and its’ passionate fans.