The Avett Brothers will headline the “Concert for Hurricane Florence Relief” sponsored by the Carolina Panthers at Minges Coliseum on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018.
The band is made up of two brothers, Scott Avett (ECU Alumnus) and Seth Avett, who play the banjo and guitar respectively, and Bob Crawford who plays the stand-up bass. Two other musicians are members of the group: Joe Kwon on cello and Jacob Edwards on drums.
ECU Chancellor Cecil Staton said “It’s an honor to be able to contribute our facilities and the talents of our staff to help raise funds for Hurricane Florence victims. We are so thankful to The Avett Brothers for their willingness to do this for our region of the state. We are particularly proud to be welcoming one of our own, Scott Avett and other ECU Alumni, back to campus. We are proud of Scott’s incredible career and accomplishments and gratified he and others are willing to do this show at ECU for hurricane relief efforts.”
This past year has been historical for The Avett Brothers as they released their critically acclaimed documentary May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers, which was co-directed by Judd Apatow [Doc & Darryl, Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin] and Michael Bonfiglio [My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, Jerry Before Seinfeld]. The film followed the band as they wrote their Grammy nominated album True Sadness. The film was released theatrically and debuted on HBO on January 29th. In support of the film the band appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starting Jimmy Fallon, Today Show, and Sirius XM.
THE AVETT BROTHERS’ album, True Sadness [American Recordings/Republic Records], achieved the group’s highest career debut to date and dominated multiple charts, arriving 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. The album was also nominated for Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Performance for “Ain’t No Man” by the 2017 Grammy Awards.
The “Concert for Hurricane Florence Relief” is organized by Inner Banks Media, East Carolina University, The City of Greenville, and Uptown Greenville. For more information visit Inner Banks Media online at http://www.wtibfm.com.
DATE & TIME
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
Floor (Standing Room Only) – $75
Upper Reserved – $65Buy Now