Ray LaMontagne has set his first North American tour in support of his new album, “Gossip In The Grain,” due out October 14 on RCA Records. The six-week, 28-date fall trek starts on September 30 in Indianapolis, IN and wraps on November 9 in Seattle, WA.

The album was initially scheduled for an earlier release date but LaMontagne, struck by inspiration, went back into the studio last week to record additional material. Recorded in Box, England with returning producer Ethan Johns, touches upon a range of styles and musical settings, it spans pastoral folk, railroad blues, front porch country, and plangent balladry.

Whereas LaMontagne’s two previous albums, “Trouble” and “Till The Sun Turns Black,” were largely solo affairs, with Johns serving as multi-tasking instrumentalist, “Gossip In The Grain” sees him joined by members of his touring band, bassist Jennifer Condos and guitarist Eric Heywood (with Johns largely handling drum duties). Along with his band members, LaMontagne is also joined on two tracks – “A Falling Through” and “I Still Care For You” – by singer/songwriter Leona Naess.

Naess will be the opener for the entire tour and is touring in support of her new album “Thirteens” due out on September 23.

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Ray LaMontagne with Leona Naess itinerary:
(Dates subject to change)

September 30 Murat Theatre Indianapolis, IN
October 1 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
October 3 Union Theatre Madison, WI
October 4 State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
October 6 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI
October 7 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Toronto, ON
October 9 Opera House Boston, MA
October 10 Opera House Boston, MA
October 11 Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
October 13 Keswick Theatre Philadelphia, PA
October 14 The Strathmore Music Center Washington, DC
October 16 Meymandi Concert Hall Raleigh, NC
October 17 Bijou Theatre Knoxville, TN
October 18 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
October 19 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
October 21 Uptown Theatre Kansas City, MO
October 23 Verizon Wireless Theatre Houston, TX
October 24 Majestic Theatre Dallas, TX
October 25 Paramount Theatre Austin, TX
October 27 Macky Auditorium Boulder, CO
October 28 Murray Theatre Salt Lake City, UT
October 30 Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles, CA
November 1 Spreckels Theatre San Diego, CA
November 3 Paramount Theatre Oakland, CA
November 5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, OR
November 6 McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR
November 8 Vogue Theatre Vancouver, BC
November 9 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall Seattle, WA