RAY LAMONTANGE & THE PARIAH DOGS TO HEADLINE SUMMER TOUR

Fresh off their Grammy win for Best Contemporary Folk Album, Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs announce their 2011 summer tour in support of their highly acclaimed album, God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise. The tour will begin in Waterbury, CT on May 25th and culminate on June 21st in Boise, ID with supporting acts Brandi Carlile and The Secret Sisters. Ray is also set to play at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival on June 10th.

God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Digital Album chart. This marked a personal sales best for Ray and tied his debut chart position at #3 with Gossip in the Grain. The single, “Beg Steal or Borrow” became Ray’s first radio #1 on the AAA BDS and Mediabase. The Associated Press called the album “one of the year’s best,” while the New York Daily News’ 5 star review said the album is “one of the stand out releases of the year.”

The band spent the latter portion of last year touring the US with David Gray and Levon Helm. The Commercial Appeal stated Ray, “radiated earthy charm and a powerfully focused voice,” while American Songwriter claimed Ray is “the physical embodiment of the word- classic.”

The “Pariah Dogs” consists of Jay Bellerose (drums), Jennifer Condos (bass), Eric Heywood (guitar) and Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar).

Tickets for the tour will be available for pre-sale from March 1st – March 3rd at www.raylamontagne.com and on sale to the general public on March 4th and 5th.

Tour dates:

May 25, 2011 Waterbury, CT Palace Theatre

May 26, 2011 Bangor, ME Waterfront

May 27, 2011 Burlington, VT Midway Lawn

May 28, 2011 Montreal, QUE St. Denis

May 30, 2011 Toronto, ONT Massey Hall

May 31, 2011 New York, NY Summerstage

June 1, 2011 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion

June 3, 2011 Saratoga, NY SPAC

June 4, 2011 Canandaigua, NY CMAC
June 6, 2011 Rochester, MI Meadow Brook

June 7, 2011 Chicago, IL Millennium Park

June 8, 2011 Cleveland, OH Nautica

June 10, 2011 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo

June 11, 2011 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion

June 12, 2011 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion

June 14, 2011 Indianapolis, IN Lawn @ White River

June 15, 2011 Kansas City, KS Starlight

June 17, 2011 Denver, CO Red Rocks

June 18, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT Library Square

June 20, 2011 Missoula, MT Big Sky Brewery

June 21, 2011 Boise, ID Idaho Botanical

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