Ray Lamontagne Rolls Out New Batch of Tour Dates with Levon Helm
Ray LaMontagne, along with The Pariah Dogs, will be joining Levon Helm Band as co-headliners in eight cities starting in Jacksonville, FL on November 2 and wrapping up in Austin, TX on November 12.
“God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise,” the fourth studio album of Ray LaMontagne’s, debuted in the No. 3 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and in the No. 1 spot on their Digital Album chart with sales of more than 64,000 units.
It is the best sales week of LaMontagne’s career and ties for debut chart position. His album “Gossip in the Grain” also debuted at No. 3. Ray this week also received his first No. 1 on radio on the Mediabase and AAA BDS charts for his song “Beg Steal or Borrow.”
Rock icon and legendary musician Levon Helm is the consummate professional musician. He has played with The Band, Bob Dylan and Ronnie Hawks, among others. The voice of Helm’s has provided classic hits like “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” “The Weight,” and “Up on Cripple Creek,” among many other hit songs. The last show of The Band’s played together was called “The Last Waltz.” It occurred at Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving of 1976. Martin Scorsese filmed the show. It became one of the all time greatest rock documentaries. Levon in 2007 released “Dirt Farm.” It was the first solo studio record from Helm in 25 years. The album received wide acclaim and won a Grammy in 2008 as Best Traditional Folk Album.
The Recording Academy in 2008 also recognized Helm as one of The Band original members with their lifetime achievement award The Americana Music Association awarded him as their Artist of the Year. Helm in 2009 released “Electric Dirt.” In 2010 he won his second Best Americana Album Grammy award in a row.