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The Belle Brigade To Support Ray LaMontagne On National Tour

March 10, 2014

New York, NY…March 10, 2014…The Belle Brigade have announced that they will be touring with Ray LaMontagne as both support and performing as Ray’s band. See below for dates.

The Belle Brigade’s sophomore album, Just Because, will be released on March 25 (ATO Records). Watch the video for the first single “Ashes,” HERE.
“A California-dreaming band on the brink of making it big.”  Melissa Locker, TIME

“The sound of a record nerd’s dream come to messy, muscular life.”
Mikael Wood, The Los Angeles Times

“If the sunny, SoCal rock band’s 2011 self-titled debut owed a debt to Fleetwood Mac, the darker, quirkier, more adventurous Just Because seems decidedly Tusk-like.”
Bud Scoppa, Uncut

On March 25 The band will be performing on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson as well as on March 27 KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic in the 11am hour and at Amoeba Music, Hollywood 6pm. Also, GoPro will premiere their video for “Everything For A Stone” on March 15.

Founded by siblings Barbara and Ethan Gruska, The Belle Brigade’s music is artfully arranged, with enticing melodies and pop harmonies, fueled by the interplay of driving rhythms between Barbara’s drums and Ethan’s guitars. Both are gifted songwriters – finding inspiration in the works of Peter Gabriel, John Lennon, The Beach Boys, Sly Stone, Harry Nilsson and countless others.

Barbara and Ethan penned 10 songs for Just Because, writing some together and others independently. Recorded with engineer/co-producer Shawn Everett, the music is artfully arranged, with enticing melodies and pop harmonies, fueled by the interplay of driving rhythms between Barbara’s drums and Ethan’s guitars. Bram Inscore and Blake Mills, who also performed on The Belle Brigade’s debut, joined them in the studio and the band once again enlisted the legendary Bob Ludwig to master the album.

Ethan has recorded as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist for many Los Angeles-based artists and Barbara is a sought-after drummer who has played with Fiona Apple, Jenny Lewis, Benji Hughes and many others. The Belle Brigade’s self-titled debut (co-produced with Matthew Wilder) was hailed as one of the best albums of 2011 by PASTE. Ann Powers, writing for the Los Angeles Times, took note of the “memorable voices and considerable charisma within songs that gleam with hooks and pour over with earnest emotion” while Newsday praised the album’s “sun-kissed ’70s SoCal sound” and SPIN observed, “The brother and sister team from LA, bring beautiful harmonies to their quirky folk rock.”

*5/27 Portland, ME – Cumberland County Civic Center
*5/28 Shelburne, VT – The Green at Shelburne Museum
*5/30 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
*6/01 Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
*6/03 Wallingford, CT – Toyota Presents Oakdale
*6/04 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
6/06 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
*6/07 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
6/08 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
6/09 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
6/11 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion @ Nautica
6/13 Indianapolis, IN – The Lawn @ White River
6/14 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center
6/15 Detroit, MI – Meadow Brook
6/17 Peoria, IL – Civic Center Theatre
6/18 St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre
6/20 Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Amphitheatre
6/24 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Amphitheatre
6/27 Chicago, IL – FirstMerit Bank Pavilion
#7/10 Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
#7/11 Orlando, FL – Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
#7/12 Miami, FL – Fillmore
#7/15 Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
#7/16 Charleston, SC – North Charleston PAC
#7/18 Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
#7/19 Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
7/20 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
#7/22 Interlochen, MI – Kresge Auditorium
#7/23 Grand Rapids, MI – Meijer Gardens
7/25 Nashville, TN – The Woods at Fontanel
7/26 Raleigh, NC – The Red Hat Amphitheater
7/27 Floyd, VA – FloydFest
7/29 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
7/30 Memphis, TN – Orpheum
8/01Austin, TX – Long Center
8/02 Dallas, TX – Music Hall at Fair Park
8/03 Houston, TX – Jones Hall
8/05 Santa Fe, NM – The Downs of Santa Fe
8/07 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks
8/08 Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
8/12 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
8/13 Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park

* support by Jason Isbell
# support by Jenny Lewis