Ray LaMontagne unleashes band Pariah Dogs for new album, tour
Ray LaMontagne's new album has gone to the dogs. The Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter has dubbed his studio band The Pariah Dogs and is preparing the release of his fourth full-length, "God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise," out on Aug. 17 via RCA.
According to a release from RCA, this marks the first set ever that the performer produced entirely on his own, recorded over two weeks out of his home studio in western Mass.
The Pariah Dogs impressively boasts of drummer Jay Bellerose (Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, Joe Henry), bassist Jennifer Condos (Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams), keyboardist Patrick Warren (Fiona Apple, Red Hot Chili Peppers), guitarist Eric Heywood (Son Volt, The Pretenders) and pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz (Wilco, Beck). There's been plenty of overlap in that particular crew, especially with backing acts like Sam Phillips and Sheryl Crow, and worlds of alt-country sets between them.
LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs will hit the road in August with David Gray as support; highlights of that stint include a stop off at Red Rocks in Colorado and a pair of dates at The Greek in L.A.
LaMontagne, 36, has made it a habit releasing an album every other year since 2004's "Trouble"; his last, 2008's "Gossip in the Grain," provided him with his best charting position, arriving at No. 3 on The Billboard 200.
Here is the tracklist to Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs' "God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise":
1. Repo Man
2. New York City's Killing Me
3. God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise
4. Beg Steal Or Borrow
5. Are We Really Through
6. This Love Is Over
7. Old Before Your Time
8. For The Summer
9. Like Rock & Roll and Radio
10. The Devil's In The Jukebox
Here are LaMontagne's summer tour dates:
August 15 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 17 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
August 18 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
August 19 Wantagh, NY Nikon @ Jones Beach
August 20 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 25 Chicago, IL Millennium Park
August 26 Rochester, MI Meadow Brook Theatre
August 27 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
August 29 Council Bluffs, IA Stir Cover @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs
August 30 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 31 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Opera House
September 1 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
September 3 Los Vegas, NV The Pearl @ The Palms
September 4 Valley Center, CA Harrahs Rincon
September 5 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
September 8 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre
September 10 San Francisco, CA The Greek Theatre