Avett Brothers will play fourth concert at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

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The Avett Brothers -- from left, Bob Crawford, Scott Avett and Seth Avett --- will return to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater April 30, 2022.. It will be the North Carolina band's first return visit since 2016; a planned 2020 concert was swept away by the pandemic.
The Avett Brothers -- from left, Bob Crawford, Scott Avett and Seth Avett --- will return to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater April 30, 2022.. It will be the North Carolina band's first return visit since 2016; a planned 2020 concert was swept away by the pandemic.

The Avett Brothers will return to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater at 8 p.m. April 30, with an opening act to be named later, according to Birmingham-based booking agent Red Mountain Entertainment.

Frequent flyers to Tuscaloosa, the North Carolina-born band played the Bama Theatre and other local venues on its rise, before becoming headlining act for the Amphitheater's debut, April 1, 2011, following opener Band of Horses.

The group, built around brothers Scott and Seth Avett, multi-instrumentalists who sing and write the bulk of their material, also played the Amp in 2012, with opening act Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, and in 2016, with opener Brandi Carlile.

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The band was scheduled here for April 2020, but as the coronavirus roared into a pandemic, that show was moved to August, then later canceled, along with the entire 2020 Amp concert season.

Tickets, for $75, $65, $55 and $35, plus fees, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, through Ticketmaster.com, or at the Amphitheater box office. For more, see www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.

Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers performs at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. [Staff file photo]
Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers performs at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. [Staff file photo]

The band's other permanent members are bass player Bob Crawford and cellist Joe Kwon. On tour, drummer Mike Marsh, fiddler Tania Elizabeth and pianist Bonnie Avett-Rini join the group, which blends an array of influences from rock, pop, country, folk, bluegrass and more into a high-energy, jangling roots-rock sound that's earned them three Grammy nominations, and a string of No. 1 albums.

Avett Brothers albums "I and Love and You" (2009), "The Carpenter" (2012), "Magpie and the Dandelion" (2013), "True Sadness" (2016), "Closer Than Together" (2019) and "The Third Gleam" (2020) all went to the top of U.S. folk album charts, while breaking top 10 on rock and AAA. The band's also cut four live albums this century, built around a relentless touring schedule.

Singles "Ain't No Man," "Victory" and "High Steppin' " went to No. 1. The Avetts' other top 10 hits include the title track from "I and Love and You," along with "Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise," "Live and Die," "February Seven" and "Another is Waiting."

Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers performs at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. [Staff file photo]
Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers performs at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. [Staff file photo]

In 2017, Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio co-directed the documentary film "May it Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers," following the process of writing the "True Sadness" album. It's available on HBO Max, and on DVD/Blu-ray.

Another project postponed by the pandemic is launching, in the musical "Swept Away," inspired by and featuring the Avett Brothers' music. It debuts this week in the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, co-written by Tony winners John Logan and Michael Mayer. "Swept Away" is set in 1888, after a violent storm off the coast of Massachusetts sinks a whaling ship, following the lives of four survivors.

This article originally appeared on The Tuscaloosa News: Avett Brothers will return for fourth Tuscaloosa Amphitheater concert

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