The Avett Brothers make plans for New England

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With a new album on the horizon, The Avett Brothers will take to the road this spring to preview new songs and deliver old classics. The North Carolina-based folk rock band will make their way to New England in April for a pair of shows, including one in Providence. They’ll perform at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel on Wednesday, April 25. Tickets for the show will go on sale this Friday at noon through eTix for $39.50 and $45.

Prior to the show in Rhode Island, The Avett Brothers will perform at the Whittemore Center on the campus of the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Tuesday, April 17. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $28 to $38, will go on sale Friday, February 10 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmster.

On the upcoming tour, the band is expected to preview material off their highly anticipated forthcoming seventh studio album. Though no official release date has been set for the yet-to-be-named album, more details are expected to be revealed in the coming months. “We’re right at the finish line,” singer-guitarist Seth Avett told Rolling Stone in a recent interview. “It’s just the formalities now.”

The Avett Brothers recorded more than 20 songs last year in Asheville, North Carolina. Acclaimed producer Rick Rubin, with whom they partnered with for their 2009 breakthrough album, I and Love and You, returned to lead the project. Avett explained that the band took their relationship with Rubin a step further on the new album and also described one new track, “Paul Newman Versus the Demons”, as having a whole new sound for the band. “It has an aggressive riff, and the instruments are very Nineties rock – what you could call grunge. It’s certainly a major departure,” said Avett of the band’s ode to the legendary actor.

In 2010, The Avett Brothers release a live compilation, Live, Volume 3.

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