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City and Colour pays tribute to the people of Paris on his latest trip to the bay

City and ColourBy Steve Carlson //

City and Colour with Hurray for the Riff Raff //
Fox Theater Oakland – Oakland
November 15th, 2015 //

Dallas Green, better known by his stage name City and Colour, brought an excellent backing band to Oakland last Sunday, treating a near-capacity crowd at the Fox to his unique blend of bluesy, indie-folk rock.

Green leaned heavily on his latest release If I Should Go Before You in the first half of the show, with a dark melancholy that sounded fantastic live, and then reached into his back catalog during the second half. The Canadian singer-songwriter finished with a six-song encore that was largely performed solo and opened with him dedicating a rendition of “Against the Grain” to the people of Paris in the wake of last Friday’s terrorist attacks, as Green stood in front of the French tricolor with starlights in the background.

Opening the show was New Orleans-based, indie-folk quintet Hurray for the Riff Raff, which seemed to genuinely appreciate the Sunday night crowd showing up on time and listening attentively to their set.

City and Colour

Setlist:
Woman
Northern Blues
Two Coins
If I Should Go Before You
Killing Time
Hello, I’m in Delaware
Wasted Love
Lover Come Back
We Found Each Other in the Dark
Sleeping Sickness
Mizzy C
The Grand Optimist
As Much As I Ever Could

Encore:
Against the Grain
Save Your Scissors
Body in a Box
Northern Wind
The Girl
Hope for Now

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