After a highly successful 2012, the Avett Brothers are kicking off the new year by announcing their first headline tour of 2013. On February 9, 2013, the North Carolina folk rock mainstays will return to the road at the Orpheum Theatre in Madison, WI followed by dates across the U.S. throughout the spring.
Over the years, the band has become a live favorite amongst fans. The New York Post proclaimed, "This North Carolina bluegrass-pop sibling act is like Mumford & Sons with actual mountain credibility", while Billboard praised how "Scott and Seth Avett harmonize brightly over a rollicking honky-tonk groove". These dates will undoubtedly continue that tradition on an even grander scale.
Simultaneously, "February Seven", the second single from Grammy Award-nominated album, The Carpenter [American Recordings/Republic Records], continues to rapidly gain traction at radio. Right now, it's the Top 5 greatest gainer at Triple A according to MediaBase. Carried by their impressive playing and songwriting, it serves as a fitting follow-up to the record's unforgettable first single, "Live and Die".
In addition, the group is celebrating its very first Grammy Award nomination with The Carpenter up for "Best Americana Album" at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
The Carpenter is the first album to be released under the partnership between Rick Rubin's legendary American Recordings and Republic Records. The unanimously lauded North Carolina collective's new full-length album debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200, giving them their highest debut yet. Rolling Stone, People, USA Today, and American Songwriter sung the record's praises.
People called The Carpenter "an album that achieves rootsy bliss", USA Today wrote, "They've constructed a near masterpiece", Entertainment Weekly extolled, "The North Carolina siblings deliver another gorgeously crafted set of sad and soulful laments with acoustic guitars, sharply punctuated piano, and delicate cello", and the Huffington Post exclaimed, "They dig deeper than ever on an album that's at turns somber, achingly beautiful, and fully aware of the perils of life".
The Avett Brothers performed on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" and on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!" twice in a few months' time. The second time on Kimmel they were backed by the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra for a heartfelt tribute to Brooklyn with the title track from their 2009 album "I and Love and You", personally requested by the show's host.
Catch the Avett Brothers on tour this spring.
2/9 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
2/10 Grand Rapids, MI DeltaPlex
2/12 Ann Arbor, MI Hill Auditorium
2/14 Fort Wayne, IN Embassy Theatre
2/15 Wheeling, WV Capitol Theatre
2/16 Charleston, WV Charleston Municipal Auditorium
4/11 Clemson, SC Littlejohn Coliseum
4/12 Wilmington, NC North Carolina Azalea Festival
4/14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Tortuga Festival
4/28 Wilkesboro, NC MerleFest
5/16 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
5/17 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
5/24 Lewiston, NY Artpark
5/25 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion – Outdoor Stage
6/7 Hunter, NY Mountain Jam
6/20 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center