What songs will The Avett Brothers play in concert?
The band loves switching the setlist up throughout the tour, keeping listeners on their toes as to what to expect. Both “Die Die Die” and “You Got the Money” has opened the show. “Amazing Grace,” a staple of an Avett Brothers concert, will either appear as the opener or show up towards the end of the set.
On the other end of the spectrum, the group closes with a versatile little selection of tracks. Some shows play “If It’s the Beaches” as the penultimate song, which leads right into “Life.” Other shows end with “Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite,” which is a cover of a song from the folk pop outfit, The Spaniels.
The band sometimes return from their first set, which closes with “Go to Sleep,” and digs right into an encore of cover material where they omit “Life” entirely.
You never know what you are going to get, and The Avett Brothers love to tease the audience with new material each time out. With that said, a few things can be counted on. The group will play “Live and Die” at some point, and “Vanity” is a go-to show stopper. The rest is up in the air, which is how we like it. Though no one can pin down a Avett Bros. setlist from night to night, the following are some of the most played tracks from this tour.
Die Die Die
You Got The Money
Another Is Waiting
Down with the Shine
Go to Sleep
Talk on Indolence
Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise
Backwards With Time
Cluck Old Hen
Kick Drum Heart
Old Joe Clark
Thank God I’m a Country Boy
I and Love and You
At the Beach
Slight Figure of Speech
What new songs do The Avett Brothers play?
The band released the Rick Rubin produced epic, Magpie and the Dandilion, to critical acclaim in 2014. It is a grand achievement, and the band dips into it often. Both “Morning Song” and “Another is Waiting” sneak their way into most setlists. Neither are showstoppers, but the common near-the-end track “Skin and Bones” is a chilling ode to death and an excellent track that they don’t always play.
Who is The Avett Brothers’ publicist and press contact?
The group’s publicist is Taylor Vaughn of Republic Records who can be reached via email. The band’s general manager is Dolphus Ramseur of Ramseur Records, and Paul Lohr of New Frontier Touring serves as the Avett’s booking agent.
How long is a The Avett Brothers concert?
The Avett Brothers have no reservations about bringing their set near the three hour mark. The show ebbs and flows along, and an acoustic portion breaks the show up into a natural three part romp. One or two single encores divide the show.
How do I get access to presale tickets to The Avett Brothers’ tour?
There are a few ways to find presales for The Avett Brothers shows. The official website for the band is in collaboration with Artist Arena, a tour supporting interface. The group provides presales through this platform, and offers presale passwords often. The window of opportunity is small so act fast.
“The group was extremely entertaining to watch, especially Scott and Seth Avett with their fast-moving feet. They pumped up the concert-goers with their fast, contagious beats, but kept them hanging on every word during the slow, beautiful melodies. Band members kept up the energy for the whole show, with Scott often leading the crowd in enthusiastic clapping or sprinting down the long stage walkway.” – Andrea Honaker of the Gaston Gazette
“The Avett Brothers love of pre-bluegrass country inspirations, rockish temperaments and sentimental (often darkly so) narratives seemed in balance as did its far-reaching vocal and instrumental colors. Toss in a batch of new songs from its newest and most realized album, an expanded seven-member lineup and an audience that was, by Rupp standards, refreshingly attentive, and you had the making of an Avetts performance that was, at long last, complete.” – Walter Tunis of the Kentucky Press
“The concert seemed to fly by as the band kept hitting the ground hard with fan favorites both old and new. The set even included an intimate performance of “Tear Down The House” with just the two brothers and a guitarist on stage. Bob Crawford, bassist for the group, also joined the brothers on stage for a cover of “Just A Closer Walk” that the group has only released in YouTube videos. The Avett Brothers have grown tremendously in the studio since they hit the airwaves.” – William Hoffman of the Cleveland Scene
The Avett Brothers On the Road
Tour Opening Acts: Old Crow Medicine Show, Jill Andrews
Started February 9, 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin | Ended December 31, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina
An Evening with the Avett Brothers
Tour Opening Acts: G. Love, David Mayfield, Chad Smith, Nicole Atkins
Started February 10, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida | Ended December 31, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina
The Avett Brothers 2011
Tour Opening Acts: Simone Felice, Nicole Atkins, David Mayfield
Started January 27, 2011 in Kalamazoo, Michigan | Ended November 19, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Avett Brothers I and Love and You 2010
Tour Opening Acts: David Mayfield
Started February 24, 2010 in Athens, Ohio | Ended October 30, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee
The Avett Brothers I and Love Promo Tour 2009
Tour Opening Acts: Nicole Atkins
Started April 22, 2009 in Raleigh, North Carolina | Ended November 16, 2009 in Austin, Texas
The Avett Brothers 2008
Tour Opening Acts: Paleface
Started February 28, 2008 in Bloomington, Indiana | Ended December 30, 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina
The Avett Brothers Emotionalism World Tour 2007
Tour Opening Acts: Paleface, the Everbodyfields, Sam Quinn, Donna the Buffalo
Started January 18, 2007 in Centralia, Washington | Ended December 31, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina