Ray LaMontagne Added to Walmart AMP Summer Lineup

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, March 1, 2018 – American singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne will bring his Part Of The Light Tour with special guest Neko Case to the Walmart AMP on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 as part of the 2018 Cox Concert Series. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 9 at 11 am.

Ticket prices range from $46.50 to $76.50 plus applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office in Fayetteville, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting www.amptickets.com.

Ray LaMontagne creates folk songs that are alternately lush and intimately earthy. LaMontagne's debut album, Trouble (2004), impressed critics with the cinematic style of pieces like "Narrow Escape" and the title track. A follow-up album, Til the Sun Turns Black (2006), widened LaMontagne's palette by incorporating horns and strings, and included songs that were featured in multiple American television shows including “ER,” “Bones” and “One Tree Hill.”

In 2012, LaMontagne released God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise. He produced the album at his home studio and was the first that included a billing for his backing band, the Pariah Dogs. The album earned LaMontagne his first Grammy Award® for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Produced and recorded by the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, LaMontagne's fifth album, Supernova, was released in 2014. The album reached #1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart and #3 on the Billboard Top 200. Teasing a change of direction, LaMontagne released his sixth studio album, Ouroboros (2016), which saw the singer-songwriter immersed in the blues guitar and vintage instrument-rich psychedelia.

Neko Case is the consummate career artist—fearless and versatile, with a fierce work ethic and a constant drive to search deeper within herself for creative growth. Rolling Stone calls her “one of America’s best and most ambitious songwriters,” while Pitchfork deemed her 2013 album, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You, as “the most potent album of her career.” Her Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule (2015) box set looks back on her groundbreaking 20 years in music, packaging together eight classic albums that track her unique journey from punk/country torchbearer to “essentially peerless” (NPR) pop icon. 

The Walmart AMP (Arkansas Music Pavilion), a Walton Arts Center venue since February 2011, is Arkansas’ premier outdoor concert venue. The AMP has presented headlining concerts for the past 12 years, including rock, country and pop. In its permanent home in Pinnacle Hills at 5079 W. Northgate Rd., Rogers, Ark., the Walmart AMP has the largest outdoor stage house in Arkansas.