Ray LaMontagne, whose latest album “Supernova” will be released April 29 on RCA, is set to play three exclusive concerts for Citi cardmembers. The shows will take place at New York’s Town Hall on May 1, Los Angeles’ Cathedral Sanctuary on May 6 and Chicago’s Grant Park West on May 8. Tickets went on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST at CitiPrivatePass.com. A portion of proceeds will benefit Musicians on Call, a non-profit that brings live performances and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in hospitals across the country.
The performances were booked by Live Nation, with MAC Presents handling activation duties on behalf of Citi.
“Supernova,” produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, is LaMontagne’s first album since 2010’s “God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise,” which took home the 2011 Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
“I am truly looking forward to sharing ‘Supernova’ with fans as a live show for the first time,” LaMontagne said In a statement. “I’m also grateful to Citi for helping to put on these intimate shows, and even more pleased to help out a great cause like Musicians on Call in doing so.”
Citi has been amping up its exclusive concerts for cardmembers in recent months, from an upcoming private gig in L.A. with John Legend to Lady Gaga’s just-wrapped residency at Roseland Ballroom, where she closed out the New York venue.
“Ray LaMontagne is an artist in every sense of the word, and we know many of our cardmembers will be excited to see him perform,” says Jennifer Breithaupt, senior VP of entertainment marketing at Citi.
Citi Private Pass, which also served as a sponsor of the Rolling Stones’ 50 & Counting Tour mobile app and Katy Perry’s We Can Survive benefit concert at the Hollywood Bowl, offered cardmembers access to over 10,000 events last year.