Canadian natives Afie Jurvanen (aka Bahamas) and Dallas Green (aka City and Colour)  performed an early show to a nearly sold out crowd at Echostage in D.C. Juvanen noted the time of the concert towards the end of his performances saying, “You guys don’t even have to work tomorrow but you probably should since you’re going to bed so early.”

Touring backup vocalist for Bahamas, Felicity Williams, peforming at Echostage. (Cassie Osvatics/Bloc Reporter)
Touring backup vocalist for Bahamas, Felicity Williams, peforming at Echostage. (Cassie Osvatics/Bloc Reporter)

While seemingly unknown to the crowd, Jurvanen, had everyone swaying and smiling along to calm melodies and powerful lyrics. After a couple songs, Jurvanen told the crowd he just won $100 in a game of dice with Green, remarking, “for a moment I had something Dallas has.”

Touring bassist, Jack Lawrence (left), and guitarist (right) for City and Colour performing at Echostage. (Cassie Osvatics/Bloc Reporter)
Touring bassist, Jack Lawrence (left), and guitarist (right) for City and Colour performing at Echostage. (Cassie Osvatics/Bloc Reporter)

Jurvanen closed his time on stage with his hit “All the Time,” which was featured in the 2014 Verizon commercial starring James Franco.

Touring pedal steel guitarist and keyboard player for City and Colour, Matt Kelly, performing at Echostage. (Cassie Osvatics/Bloc Reporter)
Touring pedal steel guitarist and keyboard player for City and Colour, Matt Kelly, performing at Echostage. (Cassie Osvatics/Bloc Reporter)

Green left little time for talking, opening up with his single “Woman” off of his latest album “If I Should Go Before You,” breezing through a multitude of his songs, old and new.

Green seized the crowd’s attention as he performed an emotional and intense rendition of “Sleeping Sickness” prior to taking a quick “pee break” before coming out solo for the encore.

Canadian singer, City and Colour (Dallas Green) performing at Echostage. City and Colour is at the end of his US tour with Bahamas. (Cassie Osvatics/Bloc Reporter)
Canadian singer, City and Colour (Dallas Green) performing at Echostage. City and Colour is at the end of his US tour with Bahamas. (Cassie Osvatics/Bloc Reporter)

His encore was longer than most with five songs, including “Save Your Scissors,” “The Girl” and “Hope For Now.” Before performing “Save Your Scissors, Green said, “This is the one that got the ball rolling.”

Clearly, both City and Colour and Bahamas have come a long way since their first albums, performing to sold out crowds that chant along to every word.

Canadian singer, City and Colour (Dallas Green) performing at Echostage. City and Colour is at the end of his US tour with Bahamas. (Cassie Osvatics/Bloc Reporter)
Canadian singer, City and Colour (Dallas Green) performing at Echostage. City and Colour is at the end of his US tour with Bahamas. (Cassie Osvatics/Bloc Reporter)

Featured Photo Credit: Jack Lawrence, touring bassist for City and Colour, performing at Echostage. (Cassie Osvatics/Bloc Reporter)

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