Avett Brothers take to U.S. tour trail
Following an in-progress European trek, the Avett Brothers will embark on a U.S. tour leg that spans three months.
The North Carolina natives will finish up a handful of overseas festival gigs by the end of the month and return stateside for the Sept. 9 kick-off in Atlanta. The 27-city tour includes a trio of two-night stands: Charlottesville, VA (9/15-16); Dallas (10/14-15); and the tour wrap-up in Milwaukee (11/18-19).
Tickets for most shows are on sale now via the band's website.
The Avett Brothers unveiled "I And Love And You," the group's major-label studio debut, in 2009. The 13-track set peaked at No. 16 on The Billboard 200 and at No. 2 on the magazine's Top Folk Albums chart.
Last summer, the quintet released a live album, aptly titled "Live, Volume 3." Recorded at in the band's hometown of Charlotte, NC, at the Bojangles Coliseum, the album spans the group's decade-long discography.
In a February interview with Billboard, the Avett Brothers acknowledged working with producer Rick Rubin on a new album.
"We haven't gotten through the entire list of songs we have for candidates for recording," Scott Avett explained. "This time we have a really long list of songs, and we'll just carve it from there and let the best and most appropriate songs see the light of day."
No word yet on when the new collection will surface.
15 - Koln, Germany - Gebaude 9
16 - Munich, Germany - Muffatwerk
17 - Berlin, Germany - Astra Kulturhaus
19 - Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival
20 - Crickhowell, Wales - Green Man Festival
22 - Glasgow, Scotland - The Edge Festival
24 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
25 - Hamburg, Germany - Fabrik
27- Tonder, Denmark - Tonder Festival
9 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
15, 16 - Charlottesville, VA - Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
17- Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
20 - Norfolk, VA - Constant Convocation Center
21 - Reading, PA - Sovereign Center
23 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Art Center
24 - Canton, MA - Life Is Good Festival
25 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
27 - Cooperstown, NY - Ommegang Brewery
29 - Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza Theatre
30 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
1 - Indianapolis, IN - Lawn at White River State Park
7 - Sevierville, TN - Smokies Stadium
8 - Greensboro, NC - White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
14, 15 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
16 - Austin, TX - Stubb's
18 - El Paso, TX -Magoffin Auditorium
20 - Albuquerque, NM - Popejoy Hall
21 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
22 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
25 - Carbondale, IL - SIU Arena
27 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
28 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
11 - Starkville, MS - Starkville Cotton District
12 - Orlando, FL - Citrus Bowl
15 - Blacksburg, VA - Burruss Adiroium
17 - Bloomington, IL - U.S. Cellular Coliseum
18, 19 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre