BORN & RAISED Four Day Concert Series
CITY AND COLOUR
and so many more!
June 30th – July 3rd, 2022,
Montebello Park | St. Catharines
Tickets on sale Thursday, March 17th at 10am at livenation.com
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CITY AND COLOUR + ALEXISONFIRE
Announce a 4 Day Concert Series In Their Hometown
Alexisonfire, City and Colour and Dine Alone Records have curated a very special line-up that will take over Montebello Park in the artists’ beloved hometown of St. Catharines from June 30 to July 3, 2022. Tickets for this all ages event go on sale Thursday, March 17 at 10am ET at ticketmaster.ca. General admission tickets are + service fees. Kids under 12 are free. A limited number of 4-day bundle ticket passes will also be available for purchase. 4-day passes are $299.00 + service fees.
Alexisonfire and City and Colour have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Indspire Building Brighter Futures Scholarship program through the City and Colour Indigenous Student Bursary and the Alexisonfire Indigenous Music Bursary, which were established in 2019 with the goal of supporting students as they complete their education and achieve academic success. To date Alexisonfire and City and Colour have donated over $120,000 combined.
Born & Raised is a celebration and homecoming for bandmates Dallas Green, George Pettit, Wade MacNeil, Chris Steele, and Jordan Hastings. Alexisonfire rose up out of the St. Catharines, Ontario underground in late 2001 with City and Colour’s Platinum certified album Sometimes debuting a few short years later in 2005. AOF released four hugely successful studio albums, all Music Canada Platinum-certified and would go on to define a generation of contemporary music in Canada and abroad. Now back with a vengeance, and on the heels of announcing their first studio album in over 13 years, Otherness, Alexisonfire, in partnership with Dallas Green’s multiple award-winning and critically acclaimed act City and Colour, is bringing the music back to where it all started. Featuring 4 nights of music, food, and drink in the city’s Montebello Park over the July long weekend, Born & Raised is a not-to-be missed concert event.
“Something special happens when Alexisonfire gets together,” says AOF vocalist George Pettit. “When we’re all on stage playing in the pocket, we elevate and the audience comes with us. Born & Raised is going to be a beautiful spectacle. City and Colour and AOF are returning to the very streets that created us, joined by a slew of great bands. Can’t wait.”
Joining Alexisonfire and City and Colour are longtime friends and very special guests, Billy Talent. The concert series also features a stellar line up of support acts including Broken Social Scene, Pup, Sam Roberts Band, Elliott, Hot Water Music, cleopatrick, Ruby Waters, Chastity, Dooms Children, NOBRO and The OBGMs. For more information, visit http://bornandraisedconcert.com/.
City and Colour
Sam Roberts Band
City and Colour
Broken Social Scene
Billy Talent – SPECIAL GUEST
Hot Water Music
About City and Colour
Over the course of six 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 3 JUNOs, including two Songwriter of the Year awards, plus 1 Triple Platinum, 2 Double Platinum, 1 Platinum, and 1 Gold certification at home in Canada. Alongside these accomplishments, Green has been awarded Platinum-certification for all four of Alexisonfire’s full-length records.
City and Colour’s last studio 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. The duo’s acclaimed Platinum-certified first record, rose ave., debuted at #4 on the U.S. Top 200 Chart, #1 in Canada, #2 in Australia culminating in memorable performances on The Ellen Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Alexisonfire rose up out of the Southern Ontario underground in late 2001 to become one of the most successful indie bands to come out of Canada. AOF released four hugely successful studio albums, all Music Canada Platinum-certified: 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 topped charts and graced notable music magazine covers internationally. AOF’s sold-out 10 Year Anniversary tour (2012) touched down on four continents in 24 days, illustrating how meaningful the band still is to their legion of fans worldwide. Alexisonfire also has the distinction of being one of a handful of Canadian artists to perform two consecutive sold-out nights at iconic Toronto venue Budweiser Stage alongside City and Colour, Drake, The Tragically Hip, and Sarah McLachlan. The band’s latest album and first record in 13 years, Otherness, will be released on June 24, 2022.
Indspire is a national Indigenous charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. Indspire’s vision is to enrich Canada through Indigenous education and by inspiring achievement. In partnership with Indigenous, private and public sector stakeholders, Indspire educates, connects and invests in Indigenous people so they will achieve their highest potential.
PLUS1 is an initiative that channels the collective energy of a concert to catalyst 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, and 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.