It’s been just three days since we learned the full list of nominees and performers for the 2014 Juno Awards and already the show has seen its share of controversies. But while metal heads are busy being butthurt about The Flatliners scooping Voivod, City & Colour’s Dallas Green has decided to bow out of his scheduled performance.
Citing his lack of nomination this year and his experiences playing the awards with Alexisonfire, City & Colour, and as part of a Neil Young tribute, Green says in a statement that his spot could be better used:
“I have had the pleasure of performing on the JUNO Awards many times and have been honoured by the recognition I’ve received over the years. I’ve performed with Alexisonfire, as City and Colour and as part of a tribute to one of my musical heroes. Not a lot of people get a chance to say that.
Given that I have not been nominated this year, I would much rather see a new nominee be afforded the opportunity to perform on the show and have the same experience.I’m sorry to disappoint anyone hoping to see me perform next month, however, I will be back in Winnipeg at the MTS Centre in May as part of my cross Canada tour. I will see you then!”
No word yet on who’ll replace him at the show, which airs on March 30th. Who do you guys think should get the nod? How about… the Flatliners? Because yes, there’s already a petition to make just that happen.