The Avett Brothers Extends Fall Tour

Offering up some true happiness, The Avett Brothers recently added a batch of U.S. dates to its fall tour. Tickets go on sale this week.

The folk rock band will be showing off tunes from its ninth studio album, True Sadness. The LP, which was released in June, was produced by Rick Rubin.

Photo: Renita Clarke
Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, Md.

A review from Entertainment Weekly praises the release for featuring the band’s trademark “twangy guitars, feel-good harmonies, and strings courtesy of cellist Joe Kwon,” along with some new sounds like the “galloping synth beat and tempo shifts” in the track “You Are Mine.”

“Such experimentation is short-lived, but it’s a shot of energy that keeps the rest of the album from dragging,” EW says.

The review adds, “In a letter to fans announcing the album, Seth [Avett] explained how the walls between their personal and professional lives had dissolved over the years. It made their lyrics more honest and less self-conscious, he wrote. You can hear that freedom in their new sound, and it’s what will keep them going long after this decade’s folk-rock renaissance: a willingness to tear down boundaries—and be all the better for it.”

You can catch The Avett Brothers on stage next in Portsmouth, Va., Aug. 12.

Here’s the band’s September-November itinerary, with the new dates bolded:

Sept. 8 – Boone, N.C., Appalachian State University
Sept. 9 – Columbus, Ohio, Express Live!      
Sept. 10 – Peoria, Ill., Peoria Civic Center Theater   
Sept. 15 – Rohnert Park, Calif., Weill Hall @ Sonoma State University      
Sept. 16 – Lincoln, Calif., Outdoor Amphitheater At Thunder Valley
Sept. 18 – Del Mar, Calif., Del Mar Racetrack (Kaaboo)     
Sept. 20 – Las Vegas, Nev., Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas       
Sept. 22 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
Oct. 2 – Columbia, Mo., Stephens Lake Park (Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival)     
Oct. 4 – Cleveland, Miss., Bologna Performing Arts Center
Oct. 6 – Southaven, Miss., Landers Center   
Oct. 7 – North Little Rock, Ark., Verizon Arena
Oct. 8 – Wichita, Kan., Intrust Bank Arena  
Oct. 28 – Jacksonville, Fla., Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena
Oct. 29 – Greenville, S.C., Bon Secours Wellness Arena     
Oct. 30 – Charlottesville, Va., Sprint Pavilion  
Nov. 3 – Indianapolis, Ind., Murat Theatre 
Nov. 4 – Indianapolis, Ind., Murat Theatre 
Nov. 5 – Waukegan, Ill., Genesee Theatre   
Nov. 10 – Detroit, Mich., The Fillmore Detroit
Nov. 11 – Detroit, Mich., The Fillmore Detroit
Nov. 12 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena          
Nov. 15 – Akron, Ohio, Akron Civic Theatre
Nov. 16 – Akron, Ohio, Akron Civic Theatre
Nov. 18 – Roanoke, Va., Berglund Center
Nov. 19 – Salisbury, Md., Wicomico Youth & Civic Ctr. (Legendary Giveback 5 Concert)

A fan presale starts Aug. 9 at 12 p.m. local time. Additional presales, including one from Live Nation and another from Citi card, begin Aug. 10. Tickets go on sale to the general public Aug. 12.

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