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Published: 2013/10/11

The Avett Brothers & Old Crow Medicine Show to Play Arena Tour

Celebrating the release of their eighth studio album, Magpie and the Dandelion, The Avett Brothers will play arena shows in 2014 with the help of Nashville’s own Old Crow Medicine Show. The bands will play four shows along the East Coast, with stops in Fairfax, VA and Pittsburgh, PA before closing the run at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Boston’s TD Garden.

Email list pre-sale tickets are on sale October 15 with public on-sale occuring October 18. Fans who wish to sign up for The Avett Brothers email list can do so here.

Check out a full list of Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show arena dates:

February 28 Fairfax, VA—Patriot Center
March 1 Pittsburgh, PA—Petersen Events Center
March 7 Brooklyn, NY—Barclays Center
March 8 Boston, MA—TD Garden


There are 17 comments associated with this post

tims never seen the avetts October 13, 2013, 01:36:50

Ssia…..or is speaking jive or tribal.

EDM Avett fan October 13, 2013, 01:44:12

I primarily listen to EDM besides for the Avett Brothers. I got the album Emotionalism and was kinda not sure what tobmake of it. I saw them live with 200 people and not the catalog they have now and was forever made a fan. I saw them at Redrocks and am going to New Years. My other music trips were Ultra in South Beach and a weekend overseas seeing Tiesto for my my birthday. I never thought Inwould listen to a band with a banjo hahaha.

jerry October 13, 2013, 02:55:48

Jerome they certainly will play four out of 25 songs in a show from the new album all tour, but they have tons of songs and if you go to a weekend run at the same venue there may be one repeat. A few will be more active during the tour, but each night seth and scott with bob sometimes do two or three tunes without the band. Nobody knows if these are going to be deep cuts covers or can really guess. They like A Closer Walk With Thee during that section more than usual. By no means are The Avett Bros a same setlist every night band. They also may play a song one night where scott is on banjo another night piano and another night guitar. That’s improv as well. It is not possible to avoid the vocal harmonies and fact these guys have been playing and writing together forever. It is epic. He stopped with the new drummer but Scott Avett is a great drummer.

IP Freely October 12, 2013, 03:11:46

Nothing wrong with them keeping a similar set list for a tour. How many people in the audience are going to be at multiple shows and how many people are only at the one. Of course it is the bands call and as long as the band is on does it really matter?

Tim October 12, 2013, 09:01:58

Too bad old crow brings it….Avetts meh

Rob October 12, 2013, 10:45:59

Whitney is spot on. I’ve seen 11 shows and the setlists are anything but recycled. There are mainstays, which every band is obligated to play, but there are always rare plays for the old fans.

Rob October 12, 2013, 10:48:44

And, as for the Lumineers, I could see only having one album as a hinderance to setlist variance ;)

truth October 13, 2013, 01:11:24

The Avett Brothers are a generational band. Their writing and composing is unreal. I agree with Rick Rubin who I stole the first sentence from. Did he say the same thing about Old Crow? No the Avetts have 9 albums and choose songs from them all, the medicine show is good but always opens for them these days. Their setlists are never the same. Get over it they arent trying to sell out bars with Umphreys McBisco. They booked Barclays and TD for a reason.

truth October 13, 2013, 01:32:17

Scott and Seth are two of the best musicians out there. If you you haven’t seen them or haven’t since they were a 3 man group you probably probably should not cast dispersions at their evolution based on studio work while they have great albums. They are not Mumford and sons. Scott Avett was playing banjo at Doc Watsons house when he was 13, SEth is a classical level guitarist that is one of a very select group to have their own Signature Martin guitar custom model. Mumfords a good “band” I guess, not to me, but their musicianship or legitimacy of their roots is not comprable to Scott Seth and Bob’s. Who would think they have great songs like Daybreak from their punk metal band where one plays drums the other guitar?

wow October 11, 2013, 11:12:11

I remember like 3 years ago when they opened for govt mule at red rocks. Now look at the Avett bros. Don’t really get all the hype though. Same show every time. Maybe a slight bit different with a new album.

Jerome Garcia October 11, 2013, 11:37:21

Avetts are great but if true about little variance in the setlists & playing wouldn’t be as impressive to me. But then again there are obv lots of folks who like the relative same thing night aft night i.e. songs that are played close to the way they’re recorded. Plus one should not underestimate the pull of the sheeple. They flock to this kind of stuff. Kind of like Mumford et al. Avetts much more talented & make better original music but draws same kind of fans.

TJK October 11, 2013, 18:30:41

Wait a minute, Old Crow is opening for The Avett Brothers, isn’t that billing upside down?

solidrock October 11, 2013, 11:54:17

It’s a rarity outside the jam world to have setlist variance. Most just play the hits and sprinkle in a few of the new songs.

Jerome Garica October 11, 2013, 12:45:48

^which despite the fact that you are correct is lame. The problem right there.

whitney223 October 11, 2013, 14:58:10

full disclosure: I’m a huge avett bros fan. If you look closely at the setlists, you’ll see maybe the same 5-10 songs repeated out of a usually 20 -25 song setlist. The rest is a mix of new songs, covers that they’ll play for maybe 4 shows on a run, and songs from their earliest albums, and a song that gets played maybe once or twice live and it’s not even close to the full range of the Avett discography (as opposed to what’s played at a Mumford or Lumineers show) The hits and the songs that get radio play (Head Full of Doubt, I and Love and You, Live and Die) tend to get played at every show.

whitney223 October 14, 2013, 16:10:42

That’s true about The Lumineers. I still fascinated by how much they’ve blown up on one album alone.

Andrew March 8, 2014, 00:45:22

These guys have such a stage presence, truly a great live act. Barclays tonight was an A+

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