Friday, September 13, 2013

Avetts return to CLT; graduate to TWC Arena

After several years spent playing New Year's Eve concerts elsewhere in the Carolinas, the Avett Brothers
return to Charlotte for its first full band hometown concert since April 2011. It also marks its first New Year's Eve in Charlotte since 2008.

The show will be a Carolina affair with SC's Shovels & Rope opening. It also marks the husband and wife duo's first Charlotte concert since their band rose to national notoriety earlier this year with appearances on "Late Show with David Letterman" and at the Coachella Fesitval.

Fan club pre-sale for the NYE show begins September 17 at noon. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, September 20 at noon at Ticketmaster outlets.

The announcement doesn't come as a huge surprise since Asheville's "Mountain Xpress" spilled the beans earlier this week (someone sent me a screenshot) - before the band or TWC made an official announcement.

The prolific Avett Brothers follow up 2012's Grammy-nominated album, "The Carpenter," with "Magpie and the Dandelion" on October 15.