Folk rocker City and Colour has withdrawn as a performer at the 2014 Juno Awards after failing to land a single nomination for the Canadian prizegiving.
The singer, real name Dallas Green, was overlooked for his work on his latest album, The Hurry and The Harm, when the shortlist for Canada's version of the Grammys was announced last week (ends07Feb14), and now he has decided to scrap plans to hit the stage at the Winnipeg ceremony.
In a statement, he writes, "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...
"Given that I have not been nominated this year, I would much rather see a new nominee be afforded the opportunity to perform."
City and Colour had been booked to appear alongside the likes of Tegan and Sara and Robin Thicke at the awards show, which is due to take place on 30 March (14).
Rockers Arcade Fire lead the way with six nominations, including Single of the Year (Reflektor), Album of the Year (Reflector) and Group of the Year, while Michael Buble, Serena Ryder, Celine Dion and Drake are among the other other top nominees.