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Ray LaMontagne

Jun 2014
About the Event

With openers Belle Brigade and Hamilton Leithauser.

Grammy Award winner Ray LaMontagne announces his Supernova Summer Tour Minneapolis stop during the 42 city North American tour will begin on May 27th in Portland, ME and culminate on August, 13th in Seattle, WA. Ray will hit the road in support of his 5th studio album Supernova which was released on May 6th via RCA Records. Ray welcomes special guests Hamilton Leithauser and The Belle Brigade.

Supernova was produced by Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) and recorded in Nashville, TN. Supernova bursts with a spirited bonhomme and a rocking, technicolor-tinged energy that's different from its four predecessors. The title track and first single is a grooving, Nuggets-style burst of neo-psychedelia in which LaMontagne's high register sounds hoarse with pleasure over the explosive power of love. "She's the One" is a bold, punchy, swirling rocker, while "Lavender," "Julia" and "Smashing" are soaked in lava lamp melodies and day-glo grooves. LaMontagne and the crack band Auerbach assembled for the Supernova lay back into rustic, rootsy territory during "Ojai" and "Drive-in Movies," while "Airwaves" rides a light samba rhythm and "No Other Way" is a love ballad replete with trippy images.

LaMontagne is now looking forward to giving Supernova's songs an airing on stage. He's put together a new band, and he anticipates a new wrinkle for his performances as well. "They give me a chance to play more electric guitar, which I love to do," LaMontagne says. "But I've always had such good players on stage, and so many of my songs are keyed into what I'm doing on the acoustic guitar. So I'm really looking forward to being able to set the acoustic down for half the set, finally. That will be a nice feeling."

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