FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Marketing
Saenger Theatre & Mahalia Jackson Theater
1111 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
New Orleans, LA (November 18, 2016) - 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 the Billboard 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.
THE AVETT BROTHERS' newest album, True Sadness [American Recordings/Republic Records], achieved the group's highest career debut to date and dominated multiple charts. The Rick Rubin produced album arrived 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, 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."
Their hit single "Ain't No Man" quickly shaped up to be one of their biggest hits yet. Already, "Ain't No Man" has been streamed 2.7 million times and counting. Check out the music video shot in Asheville, North Carolina here!
Tickets for The Avett Brothers go on sale Saturday, November 26th at 10am at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. The box office, located at 1111 Canal St., is open Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.
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