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Ray LaMontagne – MONOVISION

Grammy Award winning artist Ray LaMontagne releases his eighth studio album MONOVISION today via RCA Records. The 10-track album sees Ray not only writing and producing the album once again but also includes added duties of engineering as well as performing all the instruments for the tracks. Already receiving praise from the critics, The Associated Press called the album, “stunningly refreshing,” while No Depression said MONOVISION is “one that best represents his artistic core,” and American Songwriter states, “Both LaMontagne’s craftsmanship in the composition of these songs and his easygoing, unaccompanied playing will come as comfort food to established followers who should welcome this most organic return to his roots.”  Internationally, MOJO’s 4 star review claimed MONOVISION is “further proof LaMontagne is among the finest singers of his generation” while Uncut Magazine gave the album 7 out of 10 rating.

Strong Enough ” is currently soaring up the AAA chart having already closed the panel. The track is the #1 greatest gainer at the format and just about to reach the Top 10. Ray LaMontagne has released 8 studio albums, 6 of which have reached Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart and Billboard’s Digital Albums chart.  Additionally, his 2010 album God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise won the Grammy for Best Folk Album and was nominated in the coveted Song of The Year category for “Beg Steal or Borrow.” Each release from his catalogue over the last 16 years carries its own character and feel. Having worked with producers Ethan Johns, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Ray’s vast sonic catalogue has been called everything from “a perfect throwback to the lost art of the album-length format,” from Entertainment Weekly to “epic and magical,” from Rolling Stone and “gorgeous and ambitious,” from Esquire.  NPR’s All Things Considered said that Ray throughout the course of his career “has continued to push himself in different directions,” while People called Ray a “marvel of nature.”

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The Avett Brothers × The Tonight Show

THE AVETT BROTHERS TO PERFORM ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON TONIGHT

Tune in tonight as The Avett Brothers share a special performance for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: At Home Edition pre-recorded from their home in North Carolina. Don’t miss the performance airing tonight at 11:35 pm EST on NBC where the band is asking viewers to donate to DirectRelief.org . In the U.S., Direct Relief is delivering protective masks – along with exam gloves, isolation gowns, and other protective gear to healthcare organizations across the country.

About The Avett Brothers:
The Avett Brothers​ made mainstream waves with their 2009 major-label debut, ​I and Love and You​, landing at No. 16 on the ​Billboard​ Top 200 and garnering critical acclaim. 2012 saw ​The Carpenter​ hit No. 4 on the ​Billboard ​Top 200 and was followed by ​Magpie and the Dandelion (2013) which debuted at No. 5 on ​Billboard’s ​Top 200 and saw the band appear twice on ​Jimmy Kimmel Live! True Sadness​ (2016) achieved The Avett Brothers’ highest career debut to date hitting No. 1 on ​Billboard’s​ Top Albums Chart, No. 1 Top Rock Albums Chart, No. 1 Digital Albums Chart, No. 3 on ​Billboard​ Top 200, and scoring two GRAMMY​®​nominations. In the same year, the band was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. In 2017, the band released their critically acclaimed documentary ​May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers​, which was co-directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio. The film followed the band as they wrote their GRAMMY​®​ nominated album ​True Sadness​. The film was released theatrically and on HBO to rave reviews and critical acclaim and is now available on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD. In November 2018, the band headlined the Concert for Hurricane Florence Relief in Greenville, North Carolina, raising $325,000 to help those affected by Hurricane Florence. Last year, the band released their tenth studio album ​Closer Than Together​ featuring new single “High Steppin’” which reached #1 on the Americana Radio Chart. Coming soon: Swept Away – a new musical inspired by and featuring the music of The Avett Brothers – will have its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

BEN HOWARD NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Following his sold out U.K. European tour, Ben Howard will return stateside confirming a run of headlining North American dates this fall. The tour kicks off on September 20 and includes stops at legendary venues such as Berkeley’s Greek Theatre, Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Los Angeles’  Shrine Auditorium, New York’s  Hammerstein Ballroom, Montreal’s Bell Centre as well as DC’s new venue Anthem. Fans can pre-order Howard’s highly anticipated new album, Noonday Dream, via his official store here to gain exclusive pre-sale access to the North American tour. Alternatively, artist pre-sale begins on Monday, April 30 at 10 A.M. local time and general on-sale begins on Friday, May 4 at 10 A.M. local time. See below for complete tour details.

BEN HOWARD LIVE
May 27—Lisbon, Portugal—Coliseu dos Recreios
May 28—Porto, Portugal—Teatro Sa Da Barderia
May 29—San Sebastián, Spain—Teatro Victoria Eugenia
June 1—Cologne, Germany—E-Wek
June 3—Oslo, Norway—Sentrum Scene
June 4—Stockholm, Sweden—Cirkus 
June 6—Berlin, Germany— Admiralpalast
June 8—Warsaw, Poland—Stodola 
June 9—Prague, Czech Republic—Divadlo Archa
June 11—Paris, France—Salle Pleyel
June 13-14—London, UK—Hammersmith Apollo
June 28— Edinburgh, IL—Playhouse
June 29—Manchester, UK—Albert Hall
June 30—Cornwall, UK—The Eden Sessions
July 3—Lyon, France—Theatres Romains de Fouviere
July 4— Gardone Riviera, Italy—Anfiteatro del Vittoriale
July 6—Wertcher, Belgium— Rock Wertcher
July 7—Amsterdam, Netherlands— AFAS
July 8—Luxembourg, Germany—Rockhal
July 13—Madrid, Spain—Mad Cool Festival
July 14—Barcelona, Spain—Cruilla Festival
July 22—Byron Bay, Australia—Splendour In The Grass
September 1—Stradbally, Ireland—Electric Picnic
September 8-9—Berlin, Germany—Lollapalooza Berlin
September 20—Burnaby, BC—Deer Lake Park
September 21—Seattle, WA—Paramount Theatre
September 22—Troutdale, OR—Edgefield
September 26—San Diego, CA— Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
September 27—Los Angeles, CA—Shrine Auditorium
September 28—Berkeley, CA—Greek Theatre
October 1—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre
October 2—Kansas City, MO—Uptown Theater
October 3—Chicago, IL—Aragon Ballroom
October 5—Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage
October 6—Montreal, QC—Bell Centre
October 7—Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
October 9—Philadelphia, PA—The Fillmore
October 11—Washington, DC—Anthem
October 12—New York, NY—Hammerstein Ballroom
Bold—Sold Out