Monday, September 12, 2016

Avetts set hometown return

For the first time in three years the Avett Brothers return to Charlotte for a hometown show. The Concord based band will play its annual New Year's Eve show at Bojangles' Arena Dec. 31. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 16 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster outlets.

The show marks the Avett Brothers' return to the 61 year old venue. The band, who has played New Year's Eve gigs all over the Carolinas dating back to its early sell-outs at Neighborhood Theatre in NoDa,  played Time Warner Cable Arena in December 2013.

The Avetts first played Bojangles' Coliseum when its commercial breakthrough "I and Love and You" was released in 2009. The group returned to the venue, which opened as the original Charlotte Coliseum in 1955, in April 2011.

In June it released its ninth studio album, "True Sadness." In 2015 the group opened for The Rolling Stones in Raleigh. It rang in the New Year at Greensboro Coliseum Complex in 2015. 

Tickets for the Dec. 31 show will be $39.50 to $75, plus fees.