The Avett Brothers Announce Spring Tour - EMusician

The Avett Brothers Announce Spring Tour

'Live Vol. Four' out Friday
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Following a performance at Azalea Festival in Wilmington, NC on April 7, the Grammy Award-nominated North Carolina alternative folk collective begins the tour by headlining the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City April 8. The jaunt crisscrosses the U.S. carrying through to a conclusion at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN June 11. The full itinerary is below.

A special fan pre-sale begins tomorrow, December 2nd at noon local time, while general on-sale starts Friday December 4th (check local on sale times). Support comes from Brett Dennen, Brandi Carlile, and Milk Carton Kids on select dates.

In addition, the group releases its brand new live album, Live, Vol. Four [American Recordings/Republic Records], on Friday December 18, 2015. You can pre-order it HERE.

Stay tuned for more news about THE AVETT BROTHERS’ forthcoming ninth full-length studio album.

Live, Vol. Four continues a long tradition of official concert releases for THE AVETT BROTHERS that began with 2002’s Live at the Double Door Inn. It captures last year’s New Year’s Eve concert where they performed to a packed crowd in Raleigh, NC at PNC Arena on a CD and DVD combo package as well as a special edition vinyl. The live album boasts performances of two brand new songs opening with “Satan Pulls The Strings,” while “Rejects in the Attic” is performed halfway through the show.

During 2009, THE AVETT BROTHERS made mainstream waves with their lauded major label debut, I and Love and You. It landed at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnered unanimous critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Paste, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Time, who even dubbed it one of Top 10 albums of the year. 2012 saw The Carpenter hit #4 on the Billboard Top 200—their highest bow to date—while People, USA Today, and American Songwriter lauded the album. The group graced the stage of Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! twice in merely a few months' time. During the second performance, they invited the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra along to pay homage to Brooklyn with "I and Love and You" as personally requested by Mr. Kimmel. Their eighth studio album, Magpie and the Dandelion, went on to debut at #5 on the Billboard Top 200, while they performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman as well as joining legendary Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell for a rapturous Pearl Jam tribute on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. 2015 saw them support The Rolling Stones for the first time at the Zip Code Tour in Raleigh. A string of sold out shows followed as the boys continue to dream up their next step.

TOUR DATES:
4/7 Wilmington, NC Azalea Festival
4/8 New York, NY Madison Square Garden*
4/10 Worcester, MA DCU Arena*
4/22 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
4/23 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
4/29 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre#
4/30 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre#
5/5 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater*
5/6 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena^
5/7 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre^
5/12 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE Outdoors
5/14 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center
5/15 Fairfax, VA Eagle Bank Arena^
6/3 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Concert Pavilion
6/4 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Concert Pavilion
6/9 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena*
6/10 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Arena
6/11 Minneapolis, MN Target Center*

*w/Brandi Carlile
^w/Brett Dennen
#w/Milk Carton Kids

For all things The Avett Brothers:
http://www.theavettbrothers.com/

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