Ray LaMontagne enlists My Morning Jacket members as touring band

Grammy Award winner Ray LaMontagne announces Bassist Tom Blankenship, drummer Patrick Hallahan, guitarist Carl Broemel and keyboardist Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket) as the touring band for his upcoming 2016 North American Tour. The band will join Ray on the 45 city tour will start in Cincinnati, OH on June 10th and culminate in Dallas, TX on September 24th.

Ray stated, “I am very pleased to announce that the band for the upcoming “Ouroboros” Summer Tour will be Tommy Blankenship, Carl Broemel, Bo Koster, and Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket.

We’ve been throwing this idea around for quite a few years now, and the stars have finally aligned. There has been such positive spiritual energy flowing throughout this entire project. From that first restless night’s sleep when the album made itself clear to me, to the recording of the Album at La La Land Studio with Jim, to getting a call out of the blue ten months later that the Jacket boys wanted to back it up on the road.

There is some serious mojo surrounding this record and I think it’s going to be a very, very special run of shows.”

Fans who pre-order any version of Ouroboros from Amazon now through 11:59 PM PT on February 11th will receive an exclusive pre-sale code for early access to tickets for the upcoming tour. Those who received a code will be able to exclusively purchase tickets until 9:59 AM ET on March 3rd. Tickets to the general public will go on sale beginning March 4th.

Ray will be touring in support of his sixth studio album, Ouroboros which will be available on March 4th via RCA Records.

Ouroboros was produced by Ray and Jim James of My Morning Jacket. The album was written by LaMontagne and features first single, “Hey, No Pressure”. Click here to listen to “Hey, No Pressure.” NPR’s All Songs Considered called the track an “inspired new song,” stamped the album “incredible” and lauded that Ray “has continued to push himself in different directions.” Both the album and “Hey, No Pressure” hit #1 on Amazon’s digital best-sellers charts.

Tour Dates:

June 10th Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion
June 11th Columbus, OH Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion
June 12th Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
June 15th Shelburne, VT The Green at Shelburne Museum
June 16th Portland, ME Thompson’s Point
June 18th Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier (at Penn’s Landing)
June 19th Vienna, VA Wolf Trap National Park For The Performing Arts
June 21st Port Chester, NY The Capitol Theatre
June 22nd Brooklyn, NY Celebrate Brooklyn
June 24th Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre
June 25th Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
June 30th Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
July 15th Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
July 16th Charlotte, NC Uptown Amphitheatre at NC Music Factory
July 19th Portsmouth, VA Portsmouth Harbor Center Pavilion
July 20th Charlottesville, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion
July 22nd Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival *
July 23rd Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
July 26th Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
July 27th St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
July 29th Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
July 30th Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre Atlanta
July 31st New Orleans, LA Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
August 2nd Louisville, KY The Louisville Palace Theater
August 6th Chicago, IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
August 7th Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
August 9th Greensboro, NC White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
August 10th North Charleston, SC North Charleston PAC
August 12th Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
August 13th Miami, FL The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
August 14th St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
September 4th Troutdale, OR Edgefield
September 7th Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
September 9th Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre
September 10th Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl *
September 11th Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
September 13th San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
September 14th Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
September 16th Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
September 17th Salt Lake City, UT Capitol Theatre
September 18th Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 19th Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
September 22nd Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
September 23rd Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
September 24th Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall

* Pre-sale not available for these dates.

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