While finding out that a concert has a great opening band is good, what could be better than two fantastic co-headliners on one tour? English singer-songwriter David Gray and Nashua, NH native Ray LaMontagne are coming together in two weeks for two back-to-back performances at the Bank of America Pavilion before continuing their US tour schedule through mid-September.
David Gray first became popular with the release of his 1999 album White Ladder, featuring “This Year’s Love,” “Babylon,” and “Sail Away.” White Ladder went on to become the year’s biggest selling record in Ireland and topped the UK charts for 151 consecutive weeks. His latest album, Draw the Line, originally released in September of 2009, was rereleased in July, preceded by the digital release of “A Moment” on May 30th. The two-disc reissue features a bonus CD with live tracks, never-before released tracks and the B-sides “Jitterbug” and “Second Halo”. Gray is already working at a follow-up album, tentatively titled Foundling, to be released September 2010 and incorporating his new tracks into the tour set.
Ray LaMontagne has fewer years under his belt in the music industry, but in the short while has gained just as much experience. LaMontagne’s debut album, Trouble, was picked up by RCA Records and released in the fall of 2004. Two years later the single “Trouble” became a top 40 hit and the album finally achieved popularity. That year LaMontagne released his second album Till the Sun Turns Black featuring the song “Three More Days.” Ray is currently touring and promoting his latest album Gossip in the Grain, featuring “You Are the Best Thing”. You can catch the husky vocals and emotional tracks of LaMontagne as well as the somber, romantic lulls of Gray as the two songwriters co-headline for two nights at Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion August 17th and 18th.