Canadian Folk Singer Won't Perform at Juno Awards After Nomination Snub
Dallas Green, AKA City and Color, backed out of a commitment to sing at the national music awards after his latest album was overlooked for competition.
Vancouver – No nomination, no performance.
That's the word from Canadian singer Dallas Green, whose stage name is City and Color.
Green earlier agreed to perform at the Junos, Canada's music awards, along with Robin Thicke, Tegan and Sara and Serena Ryder.
But the folk rocker back-pedaled after receiving no nomination for his latest album, The Hurry and The Harm.
"Given that I have not been nominated this year, I would much rather see a new nominee be afforded the opportunity to perform," Green said on Friday in a statement.
He apologized for disappointing any of his fans, but reminded them he will be in Winnipeg, Manitoba to perform in May as part of a Canadian tour.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which puts on the Junos, expressed regret at Green's decision not to perform.
"The Juno Awards hold Dallas Green in the highest regard. His performances are always captivating and we look forward to him being a part of the show in future years," the fest said in a statement.
The Junos are set to be handed out on March 30 in Winnipeg.