RAY LAMONTAGNE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Tour In Support of Gossip In The Grain Now Due Out October 14 On RCA Records
Ray LaMontagne, one of the most distinct and recognizable voices in music, announced his first North American tour in support of his new album Gossip In The Grain due out October 14 on RCA Records. The six week tour starts September 30 in Indianapolis.
October 14 is the new release date for the album as LaMontagne, struck by inspiration, went back into the studio last week to record additional material. The new album can be pre-ordered at www.raylamontagne.com.
Recorded with returning producer, Ethan Johns in Box, England, and touching upon a range of styles and musical settings - spanning pastoral folk, railroad blues, front porch country, and plangent balladry - Gossip In The Grain proves to be his most creative and emotionally expansive collection to date.
Whereas LaMontagne's two previous albums, Trouble and Till The Sun Turns Black, were largely solo affairs, with Johns serving as multi-tasking instrumentalist, Gossip In The Grain sees him joined by members of his touring band, bassist Jennifer Condos and guitarist Eric Heywood (with Johns largely handling drum duties). Along with his band members, LaMontagne is also joined on two tracks - "A Falling Through" and "I Still Care For You" - by singer/songwriter Leona Naess.
Naess will be the opener for the entire tour and is touring in support of her new album Thirteens out September 23 on Verve Forecast.
Below are the dates for Ray LaMontagne with Leona Naess:
09/30/08 Tue The Murat Theatre Indianapolis, IN
10/01/08 Wed The Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
10/03/08 Fri Wisconsin Union Theater Madison, WI
10/04/08 Sat State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
10/06/08 Mon Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI
10/07/08 Tue Queen Elizabeth Theatre Toronto, ON
10/09/08 Thu Opera House Boston, MA
10/10/08 Fri Opera House Boston, MA
10/11/08 Sat Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
10/13/08 Mon Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
10/14/08 Tue Strathmore North Bethesda, MD
10/16/08 Thu Meymandi Concert Hall Raleigh, NC
10/17/08 Fri Bijou Theatre Knoxville, TN
10/18/08 Sat The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
10/19/08 Sun Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
10/21/08 Tue Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO
10/23/08 Thu Verizon Wireless Theater Houston, TX
10/24/08 Fri Majestic Theatre Dallas, TX
10/25/08 Sat Paramount Theater Austin, TX
10/27/08 Mon Macky Auditorium Boulder, CO
10/28/08 Tue Murray Theater Salt Lake City, UT
10/30/08 Thu The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
11/01/08 Sat Spreckels Theater San Diego, CA
11/03/08 Mon Paramount Theatre Oakland, CA
11/05/08 Wed Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, OR
11/06/08 Thu McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR
11/08/08 Sat The Vogue Theater Vancouver, BC
11/09/08 Sun McCaw Hall Seattle, WA