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The Avett Brothers Announce 2010 Spring Tour

Sony Columbia Records - 11/23/2009

The Avett Brothers are thrilled to announce their 2010 spring tour dates. With their album I and Love and You debuting at number 16 on the Billboard charts and selling over 40,000 units during the first week alone, these North Carolina rockers haven't shown any signs of slowing down.

On the heels of an extremely successful 2009 year with their critically acclaimed Rick Rubin produced album I and Love and You, and an extensive electrifying US tour, The Avett Brothers gear up to remind fans just how powerful a musical force this quartet is. Beginning their spring tour on February 24th in Athens, OH the band will travel throughout the US and end up in Cumberland, MD on May 28th (see below for full itinerary).

The Avett Brothers recently taped a special performance for PBS' Austin City Limits. Austin City Limits is the longest-running music series in American television history. With this performance, the Avett Brothers join the celebrated ranks with music legends and innovators from every genre including the likes of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino. This momentous performance will air January 23rd on PBS.

This year, the brothers have been wowing late night audiences across America with performances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and more recently, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where they debuted their second single "Slight Figure of Speech."

The video for "Slight Figure of Speech" premieres today on the comedy site, FunnyOrDie.com, with a guest appearance by funny man Andy Daly. The video was directed by fellow North Carolina native Jody Hill, the brain behind HBO's cult classic "Eastbound & Down."

Paste Magazine hails I and Love and You as one of the "Best Albums of the Decade." The Boston Globe calls The Avett Brothers' live performance "electric energy of rock 'n' roll with the spirit of old-fashioned storytelling." The Village Voice affirms they play "with the ferocity of a punk band, strumming them out with a hard locomotive chug, hopping in place, harmonizing in one moment and screaming hoarsely in the next." Esquire Magazine proclaims, "If they are sex, they are sex with the lights on."

THE AVETT BROTHERS 2010 SPRING TOUR DATES:

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1/01 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre 1/03 Dallas, TX Granada Theater 2/24 Athens, OH Ohio University 2/26 Ithaca, NY State Theatre 2/27 Cleveland, OH House of Blues 2/28 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room @ Murat Centre 3/02 Columbia, MO Missouri Theatre 3/03 Midwest City, OK Rose State PAC 3/05 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue 3/06 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom 3/07 Chicago, IL House of Blues 3/09 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theater 4/17 Oakland, CA Fox Theater 4/18 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Theatre 4/20 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater 4/21 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater 4/23 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre 4/24 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center/Ikeda Theater 4/25 Indio, CA Stagecoach Festival 4/27 Sacramento, CA Crest Theatre 4/28 Santa Barbara, CA Arlington Theatre 4/29 San Diego, CA House of Blues 5/02 Wilkesboro, NC MerleFest 5/28 Cumberland, MD Del Fest: Allegany County Fairgrounds

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CONTACT: Benny Tarantini, Columbia Records, +1-212-833-5858,
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