Ray LaMontagne adds second Boston show

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Due to overwhelming demand, Ray LaMontagne has added a second show in Boston to his upcoming summer. After selling one night at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, the singer-songwriter and New England native will now perform a second night at the harborside venue on Saturday, May 31. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $35 to $59.50, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation. Jason Isbell and The Belle Brigade will also perform.

LaMontagne will be touring in support of his highly anticipated forthcoming album, Supernova. The singer’s fifth studio effort and follow-up to 2010′s God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise will be released on May 30. The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Fans can get a taste of the new material with the album’s title track and lead single, which is streaming below.

“For the longest time these songs were eluding me,” explained LaMontagne in a recent interview with Time. “I felt like a kid trying to collect lightning bugs. I’d catch a glimpse out of the corner of my eye and run for it, but the light would go out just as I thought I’d gotten hold of one. But eventually I caught on to their game. I stopped chasing them altogether. Instead I just sat there as if I were completely disinterested in them. And wouldn’t you know it, one by one they came to me! Flew right into my jar.”

LaMontagne will kick off the upcoming tour in Maine with a performance at the Cumberland Country Civic Center in Portland on May 27. He’ll also make stops in Vermont (The Green at Shelburne Museum in Shelburne on May 28) and Connecticut (Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on June 3).

With Supernova, LaMontagne will look to repeat the success of God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and went on to earn three Grammy Award nominations including a win for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

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