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Dallas Green is all too familiar with slipping into the deep pits of depression that often go unspoken about in the music industry.
It usually happens while he’s pushing forward on a gruelling schedule, locked inside a tour bus with City and Colour or Alexisonfire. What starts as exhaustion builds into a suffocating isolation, amplified by his intense perfectionism over each show. The feeling eventually becomes too much to bear.
“It’s multiplied by the fact you’re in a tour bus bunk that resembles a coffin,” the Toronto musician says.
“You can wake up and have panic attacks in the middle of the night.”
Green has openly discussed how he sobbed uncontrollably as he slid into a breakdown in the months that led to Alexisonfire’s temporary breakup in 2011. He still occasionally faces similar experiences when he’s playing in City and Colour, he says, even though he’s got a better handle on his mental health now.