Ray LaMontagne Tour

RAY LAMONTAGNE ANNOUNCES FIRST NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES OF 2009
Touring In Support Of Top 5 Album Gossip In The Grain

Ray LaMontagne
Ray LaMontagne announced his first North American tour dates of 2009 today, starting April 2 at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ and ending April 30 in Miami, FL at The Fillmore at The Jackie Gleason Theater. The tour is LaMontagne's second in support of his latest album Gossip In The Grain, which achieved the Maine singer-songwriter's highest chart number, debuting at #3 on the Billboard Charts its week of release. The album was a huge digital sensation being the top selling album on iTunes that first week.

Fans will also be given the opportunity to buy front row seats and support charity through Tickets-for-Charity. A portion of each package purchased through their website will automatically benefit The National Children's Cancer Society, while purchasers will be able to donate further proceeds to a wide variety of other charities.

Concert goers will be treated to a different show than they have seen in past years. Spin remarked in a review of a Radio City Music Hall show that the "...laughter, both by LaMontagne and the audience - was something new. His fresh style showcased both on his new album and in the performance Saturday, illustrated a near flawless transition from a front porch in Maine to the front of the most prestigious stage in the world."

Rolling Stone raved about the album, and especially LaMontagne's voice, saying that it was "full of the warm yearning of a young Van Morrison..."

Most reviews remarked on a more upbeat attitude and a new, looser, even more soulful sound than previous releases. That sound is epitomized on the Stax inspired horn-led first single, "You Are The Best Thing."

Opening the shows will be Low Anthem for April 2-15, and Jessica Lea Mayfield for April 17-30.

Ray LaMontagne Tour Dates:

April 2 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
April 3 Pittsburgh, PA Palace Theater
April 4 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater
April 6 Albany, NY The Egg
April 7 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre
April 8 New Haven, CT Schubert Theater
April 11 Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium
April 12 Burlington, VT Flynn Center For The Performing Arts
April 14 Montreal, QUE Metropolis
April 15 Toronto, ONT Massey Hall
April 17 Cleveland, OH State Theatre
April 18 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
April 19 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theatre
April 21 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
April 22 St. Louis, MO Pageant Theater
April 24 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
April 25 Louisville, KY Brown Theater
April 27 Birmingham, AL Alabama Theatre
April 28 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
April 29 Tampa, FL Tampa Theatre
April 30 Miami, FL Fillmore @ Jackie Gleason
http://www.raylamontagne.com

[Published on: 1/28/09]

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Comments

SolarTree Wed 1/28/2009 04:52PM
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SolarTree

what the hell, ray? Where's the Chicago love?

irtimed starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/28/2009 05:08PM
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irtimed

does everyone have to bitch when a band dosen't come to their town?

iwantstogetfunkedup Wed 1/28/2009 05:55PM
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^^ Yeah, I agree!! But wtf, why no California love!!

hippiedaze Wed 1/28/2009 06:38PM
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Well shit finally Michigan gettin some luvin, I have to travel anytime I want to see a good act, bout fuckin time the hi-five state got some mitten love!

NatiMatty starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/28/2009 08:02PM
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Thank You Ray!!

moephishH2O starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/28/2009 08:18PM
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moephishH2O

That guy puts on one hell of a show. GO SEE RAY.

nickrbk starstarstarstar Thu 1/29/2009 04:52AM
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nickrbk

hippiedaze

Ray played at the Royal Oak Music theater not more than a few months ago. regardless the mitten needs all the love it can get. Rothbury is a great start though!

DAMONCORY Thu 1/29/2009 06:37AM
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DAMONCORY

No Somalia love??

moemoe6434 Thu 1/29/2009 07:31AM
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I'm there!

bear22 Thu 1/29/2009 09:11AM
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bear22

Get there early and see The Low Anthem too. They are a young alt-folk band from Providence, RI that toured with Surprise me mr Davis, nathan moore and rachel yamagata last year.

Grateful Dread Thu 1/29/2009 05:23PM
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Grateful Dread

Look at that. Kicking off his tour in the great state of New Jersey. 10 minutes from my house. Nice!