David Gray and Ray LaMontagne announce summer tour


David Gray
David Gray
David Gray & Ray LaMontagne have announced dates for their highly anticipated summer tour. The 16-city tour will kick off in Columbia, MD, on August 15th (Additional shows to be announced at a later date).

Both artists are beloved across the globe for their hauntingly beautiful vocals and evocative songs and, as a result, the tour will undoubtedly leave fans counting down the minutes to this must see live experience. During their co-headlining U.S. tour, concert-goers will be treated to both singer-songwriters’ fusion of acoustic tunes and passionate, powerful ballads.

Confirmed Tour Dates for David Gray and Ray LaMontagne are as follows:

August 15 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion

August 17 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion

August 19 Wantagh, NY Nikon @ Jones Beach

August 20 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

August 22 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry

August 25 Chicago, IL Millennium Park

August 26 Rochester, MI Meadow Brook Theatre

August 29 Council Bluffs, IA Stir Cover @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs

August 30 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre

August 31 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Opera House

September 1 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre

September 3 Los Vegas, NV The Pearl @ The Palms

September 4 Valley Center, CA Harrahs Rincon

September 5 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl

September 8 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre

September 10 San Francisco, CA The Greek Theatre

Released in the U.S. on September 22nd, David Gray’s 8th studio album, Draw The Line (Downtown/Mercer Records), is his most captivating work to date. The album is the rich, warm, organic sound of David Gray being reborn and begins a new chapter in the storytelling for which he is known. The album’s first single, “Fugitive,” was #1 on AAA for 12 consecutive weeks, while the latest single, “Stella the Artist,” continues to climb the chart and is quickly approaching Top 10 at the format. Gray began writing the album in 2007 and the result is a glorious, life-affirming collection, brimming with hooks and imagery. USA Today proclaimed Draw The Line is “some of his most ambitious, affecting and densely musical work to date” while Entertainment Weekly stated, “Let me speak for all of us and say: Welcome back! Gray’s sincerity and robust voice have been missed, and his new music sounds well-produced and confident.” Gray launched his world tour following the album’s release, playing across Europe and Australia before setting out on North American tour dates in October. After completing the first leg of his sold-out U.S. tour dates in November, Gray embarked on a second leg of dates in Houston on March 11th. The tour wraps on April 15th in Orlando. On May 12th, Gray heads North for his Canadian leg of dates.

An acclaimed singer-songwriter, Ray LaMontagne is currently at work on his fourth album to be released later this year. His last album, Gossip in the Grain (RCA Records), debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts during its first week and was the top selling album on iTunes. LaMontagne has won over music critics with a unique voice that Rolling Stone describes as “full of the warm yearning of a young Van Morrison.” His debut release Trouble was a top 40 hit in the United Kingdom and the album peaked at number 5 in that country. It sold over 400,000 copies worldwide. LaMontagne’s sophomore release Till the Sun Turns Black was a top 40 hit in the United States, peaking at #28 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 28,000 copies in its first week of release. During his last North American tour, Spin.com claims Ray, “illustrated a near flawless transition from a front porch in Maine to the front of the most prestigious stage in the world (Radio City Music Hall),” while the Boston Herald states Ray, “delivered with the confidence and enthusiasm of an artist who knows he’s reached a creative highpoint.”

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