SEP 13 2010
RAY LAMONTAGNE & THE PARIAH DOGS AND THE LEVON HELM BAND CO-HEADLINE SELECT DATES IN THE US BEGINNING NOVEMBER 2ND
(New York, New York) –Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs join forces with the Levon Helm Band to co-headline eight select cities beginning on November 2nd in Jacksonville, FL and wrapping on November 12th in Austin, TX.
Ray LaMontagne’s 4th studio album God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Digital album chart selling over 64,000 units. This marks a personal sales best for Ray and ties his debut chart position at #3 for Gossip in the Grain. This week, Ray also receives his first radio #1 on the AAA BDS and Mediabase charts for the single “Beg Steal or Borrow”. The Associated Press calls the album, “one of the year’s best” while the New York Daily News’ 5 star review says the album is, “one of the stand out releases of the year.” Ray is currently wrapping his tour with David Gray in Settle on September 12th. The Orange Country Register claims Ray’s voice is, “as rough, crevassed and soft as broken-in corduroy” and the Boston Herald said Ray “has an innate down-home grit and his music possesses a simmering roots-rock fire.”
Legendary musician and rock icon, Levon Helm has nurtured a tradition of professionalism with a deep respect for his craft. Having played with the likes of Ronnie Hawks, Bob Dylan, and The Band, Helm’s voice has given us classics such as Up on Cripple Creek, The Weight and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down amongst many others. The Band played their last show together entitled The Last Waltz on Thanksgiving 1976 at the Winterland Ballroom. The show was filmed by Martin Scorsese and came to be known as one of the greatest rock documentaries of all time. In 2007, Levon released Dirt Farmer, his first solo studio album in twenty-five years. The critically acclaimed album awarded him a 2008 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album and landed Helm a spot in Rolling Stone’s The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. That same year Helm was also recognized by the Recording Academy with a lifetime achievement award as an original member of The Band and was given the “Artist of the Year” Award by the Americana Music Association. In 2009, Helm released Electric Dirt and won his second consecutive Grammy for Best Americana Album in 2010.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the public on September 18th at ticketmaster.com and will be available for pre-sale on September 14th at 10:00 AM EST. Please visit www.raylamontagne.com or www.levonhelm.com for more information on the tour.