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Ray Lamontagne releases "Supernova"
A Supernova is said to be an explosion that briefly outshines the entire galaxy, radiating as much energy in that moment as the Sun emits over its entire life span. "Supernova" also happens to be the title of Ray LaMontagne's latest album, and much like its true definition, shined bright when it was issued at the end of April 2014.
"Supernova" was LaMontagne's fifth album and was produced by the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and garnered extremely positive reception from music critics. One noted that "A casual listen might dismiss [the record] as mere nostalgia," however the "pairing [of] Auerbach's detailed, careful production with LaMontagne's open, expertly crafted songwriting and breezy, sensual, emotionally unburdened signing, that boundary is shattered."
The project follows four other LaMontagne albums, including "Trouble," "Til the Sun Turns Black," "Gossip in the Grain," and "God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise." The latter peaked at number three on the American album charts, and earned LaMontagne his very first Grammy win, for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
Another place LaMontagne is raising eyebrows beyond the studio? The stage. In fact, he recently made headlines when he stopped his concert at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, apparently criticizing an engaged couple in the front row. LaMontagne reportedly stormed off the stage, saying he wouldn't return and start playing again until the couple left. The audience then booed until the couple walked out.
LaMontagne is on tour through the fall, wrapping in November with three consecutive nights at New York's Beacon Theatre.
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When you get Ray LaMontagne tickets be prepared to be moved, inspired, and filled with soul. Ray LaMontagne's famously gravelly voice, combined with his heart-on-his-sleeve style and deeply soulful songs turn an audience into his devotees. Few singer songwriters come off with such honesty and bare vulnerability as Ray LaMontagne. Whether he's singing in front of a crowded arena or by himself on the front porch, you get the feeling he would deliver the same awe-inspiring performance. That's because, for Ray LaMontagne, it's all about the music.
Quitting the Day Job
The story goes, after waking up at 4 a.m. for an early shift at the shoe factory where he worked, to the sounds of Stephen Stills' song 'Treetop Flyer,' LaMontagne decided to quit his factory job and pursue a career as a musician. The son of an abusive musician father, LaMontagne made it a point of staying away from music as a child. But the soul was in him the whole time, as he struggled to finish school and moved to Lewiston, Maine, where he worked in the factory. Since leaving that job behind, Ray LaMontagne has recorded four albums. His debut, Trouble released in 2004, brought him instant success, especially the single 'Trouble,' which became a favorite cover on the TV show American Idol and was featured, along with 'Burn' and 'All the Wild Horses,' on the TV show Rescue Me. Two years later he released Till the Sun Turns Black, which was also a success, in the U.S. and Britain, where LaMontagne has a strong following. Two more successful albums have followed, and Ray LaMontagne shows no signs of easing up on the soul.
Ray Lamontagne Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Beg Steal or Borrow||2010|
|You Are the Best Thing||2008|
|Live Session (iTunes Exclusive)||2008|
|Gossip in the Grain||2008|
|Let It Be Me||2008|
|Three More Days||2007|
|Be Here Now||2007|
|Trouble (Recorded Live At KBCO, Oct 2004)||2006|
|How Come (Radio Mix)||2006|
|Till the Sun Turns Black||2006|
|How Come / Crazy||2006|
|Live from Bonnaroo 2005||2005|
|Introducing Raycharles Lamontagne||2002|
|One Lonesome Saddle||2002|
|Acre of Land||2001|
Top 10 Ray Lamontagne Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|2||You Are The Best Thing||80,897||31,548|
|3||Let It Be Me||69,259||26,493|
|4||Hold You In My Arms||64,206||26,116|
|6||All The Wild Horses||37,581||16,541|
|8||I Still Care For You||35,520||15,784|
Ray LaMontagne Is A 'Supernova', Croons Into Fall Tour
Folk crooner Ray LaMontagne has just released his newest album, Supernova, and he’s heading out on tour to support this latest venture. The month-long tour will start on October 10 in Paso Robles, CA at Vina Robles Amphitheatre, and then continue through Los Angeles, CA; San Diego, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Tucson, AZ; Shreveport, LA; New…Read more
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Ray Lamontagne Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 11/14/2014 New York NY Beacon Theatre 11/13/2014 New York NY Beacon Theatre 11/12/2014 New York NY Beacon Theatre 11/09/2014 Albany NY Palace Theatre 11/08/2014 Syracuse NY Landmark Theatre 11/07/2014 Hershey PA Hershey Theatre 11/05/2014 Virginia Beach VA Sandler Center for the Performing Arts 11/04/2014 Greenville SC Peace Center 11/02/2014 Richmond VA Altria Theater 11/01/2014 Charlotte NC Ovens Auditorium 10/31/2014 Chattanooga TN Tivoli Theatre 10/30/2014 Macon GA Macon City Auditorium 10/28/2014 Mobile AL Saenger Theatre 10/27/2014 New Orleans LA Saenger Theatre 10/26/2014 Shreveport LA Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium 10/23/2014 Tucson AZ Fox Tucson Theatre 10/22/2014 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 10/21/2014 Palm Desert CA McCallum Theatre 10/18/2014 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 10/17/2014 San Diego CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre 10/14/2014 Oakland CA Fox Theater 10/12/2014 Davis CA Mondavi Center 10/11/2014 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 10/10/2014 Paso Robles CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre 10/09/2014 Los Angeles CA The Grammy Museum 08/23/2014 Dundas ON Christie Lake Conservation Area 08/15/2014 Sandpoint ID Sandpoint 08/13/2014 Redmond WA Marymoor Park 08/12/2014 Troutdale OR McMenamins Historic Edgefield Manor 08/09/2014 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 08/08/2014 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 08/08/2014 Salt Lake City UT Red Butte Garden 08/07/2014 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 08/06/2014 Boulder CO Fox Theatre 08/05/2014 Santa Fe NM Santa Fe Downs 08/03/2014 Houston TX Jones Hall 08/02/2014 Dallas TX Music Hall at Fair Park 08/01/2014 Austin TX Long Center for the Performing Arts 07/30/2014 Memphis TN Orpheum Theatre Memphis 07/29/2014 Knoxville TN Tennessee Theatre 07/26/2014 Raleigh NC Red Hat Amphitheater 07/25/2014 Nashville TN Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater 07/23/2014 Grand Rapids MI Frederik Meijer Gardens 07/22/2014 Interlochen MI Kresge Auditorium 07/20/2014 Louisville KY Louisville Waterfront Park 07/19/2014 Birmingham AL BJCC Concert Hall 07/18/2014 Louisville KY Louisville Waterfront Park 07/18/2014 Alpharetta GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 07/16/2014 North Charleston SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center 07/15/2014 Jacksonville FL Florida Theatre 07/12/2014 Miami Beach FL The Fillmore Miami Beach 07/11/2014 Orlando FL Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre 07/10/2014 Clearwater FL Ruth Eckerd Hall 06/28/2014 Minneapolis MN Northrop Auditorium 06/27/2014 Chicago IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 06/25/2014 Milwaukee WI BMO Harris Pavilion 06/24/2014 Kansas City MO Starlight Theatre 06/20/2014 Lincoln NE Pinewood Bowl Theater 06/18/2014 St. Louis MO Fabulous Fox Theatre 06/17/2014 Peoria IL Peoria Civic Center 06/15/2014 Rochester Hills MI Meadow Brook Music Festival 06/14/2014 Cincinnati OH PNC Pavilion 06/13/2014 Indianapolis IN The Lawn at White River 06/11/2014 Cleveland OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica 06/09/2014 Toronto ON Massey Hall 06/08/2014 Toronto ON Massey Hall 06/07/2014 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 06/06/2014 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE 06/04/2014 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 06/03/2014 Wallingford CT The Dome at Oakdale Theatre 06/01/2014 Canandaigua NY Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center 05/31/2014 Boston MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 05/30/2014 Boston MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 05/28/2014 Shelburne VT Shelburne Museum 05/27/2014 Portland ME Cross Insurance Arena 05/08/2014 Chicago IL Park West 05/06/2014 Los Angeles CA Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian 05/05/2014 Los Angeles CA Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian 05/02/2014 New York NY Town Hall 05/01/2014 New York NY Town Hall
Ray Lamontagne Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/06/2012 Atlanta GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 12/05/2012 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 12/03/2012 Columbus OH Palace Theatre Columbus 12/01/2012 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 11/30/2012 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 11/29/2012 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 11/28/2012 Atlanta GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 11/26/2012 New York NY Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium 11/24/2012 Boston MA Orpheum Theatre 11/23/2012 Boston MA Orpheum Theatre 11/20/2012 Port Chester NY The Capitol Theatre 11/19/2012 Montclair NJ Wellmont Theatre 11/17/2012 Upper Darby PA Tower Theater 11/16/2012 Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall 10/21/2012 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10/03/2012 East Rutherford NJ Izod Center 04/20/2012 Austin TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Ray Lamontagne Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 09/30/2011 Philadelphia PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts 09/29/2011 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 09/27/2011 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE 09/26/2011 New York NY Rumsey Playfield, Central Park 09/25/2011 Canton MA Prowse Farm 09/22/2011 Charlottesville VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion 09/21/2011 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 09/19/2011 Cary NC Koka Booth Amphitheatre 09/18/2011 Alpharetta GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 09/16/2011 Austin TX Zilker Park 09/16/2011 Austin TX Zilker Park 09/14/2011 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 09/14/2011 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 09/13/2011 San Diego CA Copley Symphony Hall 09/11/2011 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 09/10/2011 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 09/09/2011 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 09/06/2011 Bend OR Les Schwab Amphitheater 09/04/2011 Troutdale OR McMenamins Historic Edgefield Manor 09/02/2011 Vancouver BC Orpheum Theatre 08/31/2011 Edmonton AB Winspear Centre 08/30/2011 Calgary AB Jack Singer Concert Hall 07/10/2011 Chicago IL Lakeside 07/09/2011 Minneapolis MN Basilica of St Mary 07/09/2011 Chicago IL Lakeside 07/08/2011 Chicago IL Lakeside 07/08/2011 Chicago IL Lakeside 07/07/2011 Madison WI Overture Center 06/26/2011 Atlantic City NJ Bader Field 06/25/2011 Atlantic City NJ Bader Field 06/24/2011 Atlantic City NJ Bader Field 06/22/2011 Jacksonville OR Britt Festivals Gardens And Amphitheater 06/21/2011 Boise ID Idaho Botanical Garden 06/20/2011 Missoula MT Big Sky Brewery 06/18/2011 Salt Lake City UT Library Square 06/17/2011 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 06/15/2011 Kansas City MO Starlight Theatre 06/14/2011 Indianapolis IN The Lawn at White River 06/12/2011 Cincinnati OH PNC Pavilion 06/11/2011 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 06/09/2011 Manchester TN Manchester Farm 06/08/2011 Cleveland OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica 06/07/2011 Chicago IL Jay Pritzker Pavilion 06/06/2011 Rochester Hills MI Meadow Brook Music Festival 06/04/2011 Canandaigua NY Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center 06/03/2011 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 06/01/2011 Boston MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 05/31/2011 New York NY Rumsey Playfield, Central Park 05/30/2011 Toronto ON Massey Hall 05/28/2011 Montreal QC Theatre Ste-Catherine 05/27/2011 Essex Junction VT Champlain Valley Expo 05/26/2011 Bangor ME Darling's Waterfront Pavilion 05/25/2011 Waterbury CT Palace Theater - Waterbury 03/02/2011 Bournemouth ?? Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre 03/01/2011 Manchester Gtm Bridgewater Hall 02/27/2011 Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne And Wear Newcastle City Hall 02/25/2011 Oxford Oxfordshire New Theatre Oxford 02/22/2011 London London Royal Festival Hall 02/21/2011 London London Royal Festival Hall
Ray Lamontagne Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 11/12/2010 Austin TX Bass Concert Hall 11/11/2010 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 11/10/2010 Memphis TN Orpheum Theatre Memphis 11/08/2010 Birmingham AL BJCC Concert Hall 11/07/2010 Mobile AL Saenger Theatre 11/05/2010 Clearwater FL Ruth Eckerd Hall 11/04/2010 Pompano Beach FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre 11/02/2010 Jacksonville FL Times Union Ctr Perf Arts Moran Theater 09/12/2010 Redmond WA Marymoor Park 09/11/2010 Troutdale OR McMenamins Historic Edgefield Manor 09/10/2010 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 09/08/2010 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 09/07/2010 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 09/05/2010 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 09/04/2010 Valley Center CA Harrah's Southern California Casino & Resort - Open Sky Theater (Forme 09/03/2010 Las Vegas NV Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort 09/01/2010 Phoenix AZ Web Theatre 08/31/2010 Santa Fe NM Santa Fe Opera 08/30/2010 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 08/29/2010 Council Bluffs IA Stir Cove At Harrahs 08/27/2010 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 08/26/2010 Rochester Hills MI Meadowbrook Festival 08/25/2010 Chicago IL Jay Pritzker Pavilion 08/23/2010 Atlanta GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre 08/22/2010 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 08/20/2010 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 08/19/2010 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/18/2010 Boston MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 08/17/2010 Boston MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 08/15/2010 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 08/12/2010 Boulder CO Boulder Theater 06/06/2010 Hunter NY Hunter Mountain 05/16/2010 Gulf Shores AL Gulf Shores Beach
Ray Lamontagne Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 11/22/2009 Los Angeles CA Orpheum Theatre 11/21/2009 Los Angeles CA Orpheum Theatre 11/20/2009 Los Angeles CA Orpheum Theatre 11/18/2009 Denver CO Ellie Caulkins Opera House 11/17/2009 Denver CO Ellie Caulkins Opera House 11/15/2009 San Francisco CA Nob Hill Masonic Center 11/13/2009 Minneapolis MN Historic State Theatre 11/12/2009 Chicago IL Auditorium Theatre 11/10/2009 New York NY Beacon Theatre 11/09/2009 New York NY Beacon Theatre 11/07/2009 Upper Darby PA Tower Theater 11/05/2009 New York NY Beacon Theatre 11/04/2009 Boston MA Wang Theatre 11/03/2009 Providence RI Providence Performing Arts Center 11/01/2009 Atlanta GA Fox Theatre 10/16/2009 Baltimore MD Meyerhoff Symphony Hall 10/15/2009 North Bethesda MD Music Center at Strathmore