Currently on the road for a winter European tour, acclaimed folk musician Ray LaMontagne will return to the States for a new outing this spring. The 21-city tour begins April 2 at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ, and closes out with an April 30 gig at the Fillmore in Miami Beach, FL.

The month-long East Coast circuit includes an April 7 show at the Calvin Theater in Northampton, MA, an April 19 set at Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, MI, and an April 22 performance at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO. Two dates in Canada are booked for April 14 at Metropolis in Montreal, QC, and an April 15 concert at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON.

Public onsales for the jaunt begin on February 3. The performer’s next show is January 31 at the Opera House in Cork, IRE, and he has concerts booked overseas through a sold-out February 27 show at The Tivoli in Utrecht, HOL.

LaMontagne is continuing to support the October 2008 release of his third studio album “Gossip in the Grain.” The record, a follow-up to 2006’s “Till the Sun Turns Black,” earned the singer-songwriter his highest chart position with a No. 3 peak on the Billboard 200.

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“It was time to open up a little bit more, not be quite so reserved in my choice of songs that I wanted to record,” the husky voiced performer said in a statement about the album.

The upcoming jaunt is LaMontagne’s first return to the U.S. tour circuit since his fall 2008 album release tour. That outing featured nearly 30 performances from late September through early November.

Ray LaMontagne itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

April 2 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
April 3 Greensburg, PA Palace Theatre
April 4 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
April 6 Albany, NY The Egg
April 7 Northampton, MA Calvin Theater
April 8 New Haven, CT Shubert Theater
April 11 Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium
April 12 Burlington, VT Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
April 14 Montreal, QC Metropolis
April 15 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
April 17 Cleveland, OH State Theatre
April 18 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
April 19 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theater
April 21 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
April 22 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
April 24 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
April 25 Louisville, KY W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre
April 27 Birmingham, AL Alabama Theatre
April 28 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
April 29 Tampa, FL Tampa Theatre
April 30 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore