Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Avett Brothers To Release New Album, June 24 + Tour Dates

The Avett Brothers announced their upcoming album True Sadness this week. It will be released via American/Republic Records on June 24.  The first single from the album will be "Ain't No Man". See below for a look at the album artwork.  

The Avett Brothers will be taking the stage at Madison Square Garden on April 8. See below for more details and a list of tour dates.

Friday, April 8
7th Ave & 32nd Street
New York, NY
Doors: 8PM

The record reflects THE AVETT BROTHERS’ artistic, musical, and personal evolution over 16 years as a band. Eloquently describing what’s to come on the horizon, Seth writes, “True Sadness is a patchwork quilt, both thematically and stylistically. Wherein a myriad of contrasting fabrics make perfect sense on the same plane, this album draws upon countless resources from its writers and performers.” 

He goes on to cite pervasive and cornerstone influences such as, “Queen, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Jimmie Rodgers, Tom Petty, Nine Inch Nails, Gillian Welch, Aretha Franklin, Walt Disney, Pink Floyd, Kings of Convenience, calypso of the 1950’s and country of the 1930’s.” 

Most importantly, he assures, “Throughout the album, we stitched together the boldest red and the calmest green, polka dots and stripes, the roughest denim and the smoothest velveteen. They came together because they are the best patterns we have and because each of us brought our own fabric to the quilting frame.”

Tour Dates

  • 3/16                 Austin, TX                   “Music is Universal” @ JW Marriott Austin 
  • 3/17                 Austin, TX                   Republic Records Showcase @ The Scoot Inn
  • 4/7                   Wilmington, NC           Azalea Festival
  • 4/8                   New York, NY             Madison Square Garden*
  • 4/9                   Port Chester, NY        The Capitol Theatre
  • 4/10                 Worcester, MA             DCU Arena*
  • 419                  Ft Wayne, IN               Embassy Theatre
  • 4/21                 Chicago, IL                  Chicago Theater
  • 4/22                 Chicago, IL                  Chicago Theater
  • 4/23                 Chicago, IL                  Chicago Theater
  • 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^
  • 6/2-5                Hunter, NY                  Mountain Jam Festival
  • 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*
  • 6/14                 Deadwood, SD           Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center
  • 6/16                 Muskogee, OK            G Fest
  • 6/18                 Dallas, TX                   Gexa Energy Pavilion
  • 6/19                 Austin, TX                   Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
  • 7/4                   Portland, ME               Thompson’s Point
  • 7/7                   Syracuse, NY             Landmark Theatre
  • 7/8                   Chautauqua, NY         Chautauqua Amphitheater
  • 7/9                   Toledo, OH                 Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
  • 7/15-17            Louisville, KY              Forecastle Festival
  • 7/21-22            Troutdale, OR             Edgefield
  • 7/23                 Kent, WA                     ShoWare Arena
  • 7/25                 Nampa, ID                  Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
  • 7/28                 Morrison, CO              Red Rocks Amphitheatre&
  • 7/29                 Morrison, CO              Red Rocks Amphitheatre%
  • 7/30                 Morrison, CO              Red Rocks Amphitheatre!
  • 9/16                 Lincoln, CA                 Thunder Valley Casino Resort^
  • 9/16-18            Del Mar, CA                Kaaboo Del Mar

*w/Brandi Carlile
^w/Brett Dennen
#w/Milk Carton Kids
&w/Nahko and Medicine for the People
%w/Gary Clark Jr.
!w/J Mascis