Avo Deserves A Cigar

Matthias Müller would have expected the 22nd annual Avo Sessions to sell out, but he’s very encouraged that presale ticket orders are already at 40 percent.

The bill, which includes Joe Cocker, Katie Melua, Joss Stone and Chuck Berry, was announced August 31. The box office opened September 4.

Avo Session, which takes its name from its cigar company sponsor, is staged in the 1,530-capacity Messe Basel, where fans sit six to a candlelit table and enjoy seeing the act in a club atmosphere.

The 11 shows set to take place November 1-16 also include performances from Reamonn, The Hooters, Rufus Wainwright, Dolores O’Riordan and Sinead O’Connor.