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Grammy(R) Award Winner Ray LaMontagne to Perform Three Intimate Concerts Exclusively for Citi(R) Cardmembers


April 15, 2014 - NEW YORK, NY

Citi will present three exclusive concerts from Grammy® Award winning recording artist Ray LaMontagne in celebration of the release of his fifth studio album Supernova due out April 29, 2014 on RCA Records. The shows will take place in New York on May 1 at Town Hall, in Los Angeles on May 6 at Cathedral Sanctuary, and in Chicago on May 8 at Park West. The Belle Brigade will act as support at the Los Angeles date. A portion of proceeds will benefit Musicians On Call, a non-profit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities across the United States.

Tickets for these exclusive Ray LaMontagne performances will only be available for purchase with a Citi credit or debit card beginning Tuesday, April 15th at 10 am Local Time. More information on how to purchase tickets can be found on www.citiprivatepass.com.

"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," said Jennifer Breithaupt, SVP Entertainment Marketing Citi. "We are delighted to present these three shows and continue to help create unique musical moments for both the artists partner with and for our valued customers."

"I am truly looking forward to sharing Supernova with fans as a live show for the first time," says LaMontagne. "It's always exciting to perform new music, but I'm especially proud of this album. 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."

Ray LaMontagne has released 4 studio albums (Trouble, Till The Sun Turns Black, Gossip in the Grain and God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise). Ray's most recent critically acclaimed, Grammy award winning album God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Digital Album chart. This marked a personal sales best for Ray and tied his debut chart position at #3 with Gossip in the Grain. God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise garnered 3 Grammy Award nominations including the coveted Song of The Year category for "Beg Steal or Borrow" and won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album. The first single off the album, "Beg Steal or Borrow" became Ray's first radio #1. LaMontagne released his new single, "Supernova" in February 2014, the first single off his 5th studio album of the same name. This single is one of Ray's fastest growing singles at AAA radio, with the song rocketing into the top 5 within two weeks of impact. The album was produced by Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) and recorded in Nashville, TN.

Citi regularly offers Citi credit and debit cardmembers access to purchase tickets to a variety of events via Citi Private Pass, the bank's entertainment access program. Through the Citi Private Pass program, Citi cardmembers enjoy access to more than 10,000 events each year across music, sports, dining, comedy and family entertainment. These experiences range from preferred tickets and early access to top concert tours and sporting events to curated special events such as youth clinics with sports heroes, and VIP concert experiences including pre-show performances and Q&A. In 2013, Citi sponsored the Rolling Stones' 50 & Counting Tour mobile app. In addition, Citi presented "Katy Perry's: We Can Survive" benefit concert and exclusive cardmember pre-show experience at the famed Hollywood Bowl. Other experiences have featured artists such as John Legend, John Mayer, Lady Antebellum, and more.

About Citi
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

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