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.
Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion is set to welcome a handful of popular acts this summer. The 5,000 capacity outdoor amphitheatre has secured slots for Jeff Beck, the Backstreet Boys and Earth Wind and Fire during the first week of June. This month will also feature artists that include State Radio, Styx with Foreigner and Kansas, and Ringo Starr and His All Star Band.
The Doobie Brothers are scheduled to take center stage on Tuesday, July 6th. The veteran rockers are still selling out concert venues since gaining popularity through the release of their first studio album in 1971. Following the Doobie Brothers in the weeks ahead are Maxwell, Squeeze and Cheap Trick, Chris Isaak, and Slightly Stupid.
The Bank of America Pavilion is really stepping it up in August, as they are prepared to play host to Barenaked Ladies, David Gray and Ray Lamontagne, and MGMT. The Barenaked ladies are currently touring in support of their ninth studio record All in Good Time, featuring singles “You Run Away” and Every Subway Car.” Gray and Lamontagne are co-headlining a string of dates across the U.S. together. Both artists are still riding high off their most recent projects from last year. They’ll be sure to feature some new material along with the anticipated classic tracks from Draw the Line and Gossip in the Grain.
MGMT is ready to showcase their new wave, progressive style in Boston Tuesday, August 10th. The synthpop group has stated for their 2010 album Congratulations to be “mixed and mastered, and now we’re just working on presenting it to the world.” Don’t miss the chance to see your favorite artists at the Bank of America Pavilion this summer!
Soon after closing a successful Fall tour, popular singer-songwriter David Gray has just recently announced additional U.S. tour dates in March and April of 2010. He will open next year’s festivities in Houston at the Verizon Wireless Theater March 11th. Wallingford, CT is set to welcome Gray on April 6th before he makes his way to Portland, ME the following day. Gray is traveling to showcase his latest project “Draw the Line,” an album released in September of 2009.
Gray is most recognized through his 1999 “White Ladder” album featuring the hit songs “This Year’s Love,” “Babylon,” and “Sail Away.” His 2005 album “Life in Slow Motion” also drew major success, peaking at #1 in England and the United States. Gray will keep busy with a few shows this winter, which includes an upcoming December 31st performance at Caesars Palace in Atlantic City, NJ.
All 2010 Tour Dates Listed Below:
David Gray TicketsMarch 11 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
March 12 New Orleans, LA Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
March 13 – 14 Austin, TX Hogg Memorial Auditorium
March 16 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
March 17 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
March 19 St. Louis, MO Blanche M. Touhill PAC
March 20 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
March 21 Cleveland, OH PlayhouseSquare
March 23 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
March 24 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
March 26 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theatre
March 27 Columbus, OH Ohio Theatre
March 29 Buffalo, NY UB Center for the Arts
March 30 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center
March 31 Baltimore, MD Lyric Opera House
April 3 Providence, RI Providence Performing Arts Center
April 5 Albany, NY Hart Theatre @ The Egg
April 6 Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theatre
April 7 Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium at City Hall
April 9 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
April 10 Atlanta, GA Cobb County Civic Center
April 11 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
April 13 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
April 14 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore Miami Beach At Jackie Gleason Theater
April 15 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Cafe / Hard Rock Live