Acclaimed folk singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne has confirmed a new slate of U.S. concerts for fall, with a special musical flourish to start off the...

Acclaimed folk singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne has confirmed a new slate of U.S. concerts for fall, with a special musical flourish to start off the whole venture. LaMontagne will kick off his fall tour plans with two performances accompanied by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

The Maine-based musician and his symphonic accompaniment will grace the stage on October 15 at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD, and October 16 at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, MD. After a brief break in his schedule, LaMontagne will return to the concert circuit in November for at least nine additional shows.

The stripped-down, acoustic productions will feature LaMontagne solo, starting with his November 1 show at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA, and continuing through November 20 at Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The singer-songwriter’s schedule also includes engagements on November 9 at Beacon Theatre in New York, NY; November 12 at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, IL; and November 15 at Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco, CA.

Ticket presales start August 3 at 10 a.m. local venue time through LaMontagne’s official Web site. For each ticket sold through the presale, a tree will be planted in the “Ray LaMontagne forest,” according to a statement on the site.

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A separate do-good promotion is also being offered by the musician through Tickets-for-Charity. A limited number of premium ticket packages are available on the site, with a portion of the proceeds from each sale benefitting The National Children’s Cancer Society. Ticket buyers will also have the option to designate up to three charities to receive additional funds from the purchase.

LaMontagne is still touring behind his third studio album “Gossip in the Grain,” released in October 2008. The effort earned the musician his highest-ever ranking on the Billboard 200 with a No. 3 debut and more than 30 weeks spent on the chart.

The fall outing is LaMontagne’s third supporting “Gossip.” His first tour leg in 2008 spanned more than five weeks and visited nearly 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada. LaMontagne followed that run with his spring 2009 tour leg, which hit an additional 20 markets in April.

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

October 15North Bethesda, MDMusic Center At Strathmore
October 16Baltimore, MDMeyerhoff Symphony Hall
November 1Atlanta, GAFox Theatre
November 4Boston, MACiti Performing Arts Center
November 7Upper Darby, PATower Theatre
November 9New York, NYBeacon Theatre
November 12Chicago, ILAuditorium Theatre
November 13Minneapolis, MNThe State Theatre
November 15San Francisco, CANob Hill Masonic Center
November 17Denver, COEllie Caulkins Opera House
November 20Los Angeles, CAOrpheum Theatre

Last Updated on July 29, 2009 by By Allison Reitz