9.00pm Ray Lamontagne
*All times apporximate and subject to change.
Palais Theatre’s Bars are open from doors until the end of interval with a selection of food and beverages including sandwiches, soft drinks, snacks and ice-creams, a brand new coffee counter for your favourite hot drinks and our new central bar which is fully fitted out with beers on tap, wine, spirits and soft drinks.
“..he knows the power of the spectral and the flesh, the emotional and the intangible.”. NME
“LaMontagne’s humble stage arrangement brings an air of intimacy which would be felt throughout the rest of the night’s performance.” Hot Press Magazine (IRL)
The Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter will is make his long-awaited return Down Under after a 10-year hiatus, performing his intimate show with John Stirratt, bass player and founding member of Wilco.
Hitting the roads of Australia this April bringing his aptly named tour ‘Just Passing Through’, LaMontagne will highlight songs from his vast and varying body of work, including “Trouble”, “Till The Sun Turns Black” and ”Gossip In The Grain” with his alternately lush vocals and intimately earthy live performance.
His previous solo tours had critics across the US raving about his performances. Consequence of Sound said, “Hearing Ray LaMontagne perform live is a poignant and magical experience,” while The Boston Herald raved, “LaMontagne's voice remains a marvel, quiet and reflective one minute and forceful and impassioned the next. It really is an amazing instrument.”
The songwriter often likened to Van Morrison and Tim Buckley was born in New Hampshire in 1973 and by the summer of 1999, he had put together a ten-song demo tape that soon paved the way to his debut album, ‘Trouble’. Since then Ray LaMontagne has released seven studio albums, five of which have reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart and Billboard’s Digital Albums chart. Additionally, Ray’s 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 13 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.
With Australian tours few and far-between, do not miss the chance to experience Ray LaMontagne live.