The Avett Brothers return to Cleveland on September 8! The show coincides with the Browns’ opener at First Energy Stadium. Prepare for traffic! After headlining the one-and-done InCuya Festival in 2018, this time, Avett Brothers will perform at CSU’s Wolstein Center.
The band is back on the road after playing Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Roadshow for much of this past summer and on the heels of the announcement of a new album, ‘Closer Than Togetner,’ due out on October 4.
Of the new album, Mr. Seth Avett says in a statement, “We didn’t make a record that was meant to comment on the sociopolitical landscape that we live in. We did, however, make an album that is obviously informed by what is happening now on a grander scale all around us…because we are a part of it and it is a part of us. ‘Closer Than Together’ is a record of obvious American origin – a creation that fittingly could only come about through hard work, measured freedom, awe-inspiring landscapes, and perfectly flawed individualism. The Avett Brothers will probably never make a sociopolitical record. But if we did, it might sound something like this.”
[Check out the music video for “High Steppin’,” the album’s first single, at the top of this preview.]
The Avett Brothers made mainstream waves with their 2009 major label debut, ‘I and Love and You,’ landing at No. 16 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnering critical acclaim. 2012 saw ‘The Carpenter’ hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 and was followed by ‘Magpie and the Dandelion’ (2013) which debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 and saw the band appear twice on Jimmy Kimmel Live! ‘True Sadness’ (2016) achieved The Avett Brothers’ highest career debut to date hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart, No. 1 Top Rock Albums Chart, No. 1 Digital Albums Chart, No. 3 on Billboard Top 200, and scoring two GRAMMY® nominations. In the same year, the band was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.
In 2017, the band released their critically acclaimed documentary May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers, which was co-directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio. The film followed the band as they wrote their GRAMMY® nominated album ‘True Sadness.’ The film was released theatrically and on HBO to rave reviews and critical acclaim and is now available on DVD/Blu-Ray/digital download.
Coming soon: Swept Away – a new musical inspired by and featuring the music of The Avett Brothers – will have its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in June 2020. Recently, they released three new songs “Roses and Sacrifice,” “Trouble Letting Go” and “Neapolitan Sky”.
All seats are reserved and priced at $65, $57.50 or $45. Tix can be purchased in person at the Wolstein Center box office or online via the link below: