When The Avett Brothers released 2012’s The Carpenter, the follow up to 2009’s runaway hit I and Love and You, fans and critics alike celebrated the album’s seamless mix of poignancy and lightheartedness. We had no idea that we were only hearing half the story.
According to an an interview with radio.com, The Avett Brothers have another album in the works, The Carpenter‘s second installment — kind of. “We initially thought of this as part two… but we realize it’s its own thing,” Scott said. It’s a very interesting occurrence we didn’t intend. It’s a nice surprise.”
The brothers said the new album, expected to drop in September or October, will be a natural progression of their ever-evolving sound. “I think when we were first at this, we thought of changes as atomic bombs,” Scott said. “Like we needed to change everything from song to song, from set to set, show to show, day to day. I think we look at changes now — real changes, honest changes — as something subtle. So I think that the changes will be understood and natural from what we’ve done or how we’ve changed in the past two or three recordings that we put out.”
The band announced its newest round of tour dates, starting this fall.
9/08/13 Montreal, QC – Métropolis
9/10/13 Halifax, NS – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
9/14/13 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center
9/17/13 Bloomington, IL – U.S. Cellular Coliseum
9/20/13 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
10/04/13 Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium
10/05/13 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
10/06/13 Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan
10/09/13 Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium
10/10/13 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
10/12/13 San Francisco, CA – America’s Cup Pavilion
10/15/13 Boise, ID – Morrison Center
10/17/13 Vancouver, BC – Orpheum
10/18/13 Seattle, WA – KeyArena
10/19/13 Moscow, ID – University of Idaho
10/20/13 Missoula, MT – The Adams Center
11/22/13 Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion
Tickets go on sale to the public today.