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Dallas Spills the Beans

Posted by: Matthew Tsai (08/09/11)
In a new interview with Spinner, Dallas Green of Alexisonfire talks the band break-up.
InterviewIt's the truth, right? They didn't want me to leave the band. They said, "Why can't you just keep doing what we're doing, go back and forth?" Well, that's why I'm leaving, because it's killing me. As much as they saw me always on tour and always putting records out back to back to back, I don't think they really understood that I was literally never home. When people would ask me when I'd make the decision, I'd joke, "When I have a nervous breakdown." But I have already had those. I was in the hospital with pneumonia. I've lain in the bus crying uncontrollably at night. I was living this unbelievably blessed life but I had no idea how to enjoy it because I was running myself ragged, trying to appease my commitments to Alexisonfire but also trying to appease all the people that were showing interest in City and Colour. It just got to a point when I had to make a decision. A very hard decision. But after 10 years, my heart ... well part of my heart is there, but most of my heart is with this.

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11:25 AM on 08/09/11
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11:29 AM on 08/09/11
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11:29 AM on 08/09/11
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In all honesty, I thought, given their recent releases, Alexisonfire were coming to the end of their road anyway.
11:33 AM on 08/09/11
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I do think he made the right choice. I guess I don't know just how big Alexisonfire is in Canada, but I just see him going much further with City and Colour.
11:34 AM on 08/09/11
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His heart is in paychecks instead of making music that's worth listening to.
11:35 AM on 08/09/11
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So sad i never saw them live. I will surely be listening to their albums a lot this month.



Dallas's vocals soar in this song. RIP alexisonfire.
11:36 AM on 08/09/11
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His heart is in paychecks instead of making music that's worth listening to.
I always thought Alexisonfire were bigger than City & Colour.
11:36 AM on 08/09/11
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I could definitely understand that. Having one full-time band/project is hard enough, but two? That's got to catch up sooner rather than later, and it looks like it's run its course. I honestly believe that he's grown out of the hardcore scene with age. It happens. Either way, I love his honesty here.
11:36 AM on 08/09/11
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His heart is in paychecks instead of making music that's worth listening to.

Lol isn't Alexisonfire bigger than City and Colour?
11:36 AM on 08/09/11
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I can only imagine how hard that was to leave, or how hard touring life is with TWO successful projects constantly going.

I'm hoping he's had less stress since the break up. It's sucks that they were conflicting, but I'm glad he's found a bit of a break.
11:37 AM on 08/09/11
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He made the right choice....trust me
11:39 AM on 08/09/11
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I always thought Alexisonfire were bigger than City & Colour.
Seeing as how he has 2 platinum albums in canada, and one working it's way to that, he probably makes more money off of city and color than he did with alexisonfire, and now that he dosen't have to do two bands he can tour more.
11:39 AM on 08/09/11
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So sad i never saw them live. I will surely be listening to their albums a lot this month.



Dallas's vocals soar in this song. RIP alexisonfire.
Great song
11:41 AM on 08/09/11
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Lol isn't Alexisonfire bigger than City and Colour?

It really depends on the group of people. Several times I have had to explain that Dallas Green (City and Colour) is in Alexisonfire. To me, it's just him technically as the artist, instead of a band, so I am sure he gets more of the money when just himself.
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