THE AVETT BROTHERS REACH HIGHEST CAREER ALBUM DEBUT WITH TRUE SADNESS
RECEIVES OVERWHELMING CRITICAL ACCLAIM
ON TOUR THIS SUMMER WITH THREE NIGHTS AT RED ROCKS AND MORE
“Their most heart-baring LP” – Rolling Stone
“The sincerity of the lyrics keeps the boys true to their roots” – People
“As a whole, True Sadness is the band’s most intimate and exploratory album to date” – Interview Magazine
NEW YORK, NY (July 5, 2016) —THE AVETT BROTHERS’ new album, True Sadness [American Recordings/Republic Records], achieves the group’s highest career debut to date and dominates multiple charts, arriving at #1 on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart, #1 Top Rock Albums Chart, #1 on the Digital Albums Chart and #3 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart. Check out True Sadness here.
In addition, the Rick Rubin produced album, True Sadness continues to garner overwhelming critical acclaim with many considering it their finest release yet. Rolling Stone extolled it as “Their most heart-baring LP,” while Paste dubbed it, “Their most surprising album.” People claimed, “The sincerity of the lyrics keeps the boys true to their roots,” and Interview wrote, “As a whole, True Sadness is the band’s most intimate and exploratory album to date.” The Current summed up its impact asserting, “THE AVETT BROTHERS have emerged as the key act redefining the genre.”
Over the past months, THE AVETT BROTHERS have been quite literally everywhere. They performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the TODAY Show, and CBS This Morning. In addition, they engaged in a special Facebook Live stream, answering fan questions directly and in real-time.
Finally, their hit single “Ain’t No Man” has continued to hold the #1 slot at AAA radio on the BDS Monitored Chart for the third week in a row. The song is quickly shaping up to be one of their biggest hits yet. Already, “Ain’t No Man” has racked up nearly 2.4 million-plus streams on Spotify and counting. Check out the music video shot in Asheville, North Carolina here!
Be sure to catch them on tour this year and hear, see, and feel True Sadness come to life on stage. See full tour dates below.
During 2009, THE AVETT BROTHERS made mainstream waves with their lauded major label debut, I and Love and You. It landed at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnered unanimous critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Paste, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Time, who even dubbed it one of Top 10 albums of the year. 2012 saw The Carpenter hit #4 on theBillboard Top 200—their highest bow to date—while People, USA Today, and American Songwriter lauded the album. The group graced the stage of Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! twice in merely a few months' time. During the second performance, they invited the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra along to pay homage to Brooklyn with "I and Love and You" as personally requested by Mr. Kimmel. Their eighth studio album, Magpie and the Dandelion, went on to debut at #5 on the Billboard Top 200, while they performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman as well as joining legendary Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell for a rapturous Pearl Jam tribute on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. 2015 saw them support The Rolling Stones for the first time at the Zip Code Tour in Raleigh. A string of sold out shows followed as the boys continue to dream up their next step.
True Sadness TRACKLISTING:
1. “Ain’t No Man”
2. “Mama, I Don’t Believe”
3. “No Hard Feelings”
5. “You Are Mine”
6. “Satan Pulls The Strings”
7. “True Sadness”
8. “I Wish I Was”
9. “Fisher Road To Hollywood”
10. “Victims Of Life”
11. “Divorce Separation Blues”
12. “May It Last”
7/5 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall
7/7 Syracuse, NY Landmark Theatre
7/8 Chautauqua, NY Chautauqua Amphitheater
7/9 Toledo, OH Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
7/15 Louisville, KY Forecastle Festival
7/19 Airway Heights Northern Quest Resort & Casino
7/21-22 Troutdale, OR Edgefield
7/23 Kent, WA ShoWare Arena
7/25 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/26 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre (Outdoor Concert Series)
7/28 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre&
7/29 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre%
7/30 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre!
8/12 Portsmouth, VA Portsmouth Harbor Center Pavilion
8/13 Brooklyn, NY Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
8/14 Bethlehem, PA Sands Steel Stage At PNC Plaza
9/8 Boone, NC Appalachian State University
9/9 Columbus, OH Express Live- Outdoor
9/10 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
9/15 Rohnert Park, CA Weill Hall + Lawn at the Green Music Center
9/16 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino Resort^
9/16-18 Del Mar, CA Kaaboo Del Mar
9/20 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl Vegas
9/22 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeak Energy Arena
10/2 Columbia, MO Roots ‘N Blues ‘N BBQ Festival
10/6 Southaven, MS Landers Center
10/7 North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
10/8 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
10/11 Waukegan, IL Genesee Theatre
10/28 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
10/29 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/30 Charlottesville, VA Spring Pavilion
&w/Nahko and Medicine for the People
%w/Gary Clark Jr.
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