Concert will be at Charlotte Motor Speedway on August 29th
Three-time GRAMMY Award-nominees The Avett Brothers are set to play their first live show in six months with a drive-in concert at the legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway on August 29th. The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductees will celebrate the release of their eagerly-awaited new album The Third Gleam, out August 28th on American Recordings through Loma Vista Recordings, with fans socially distanced in their cars. The band will perform live on the backstretch of the racing surface with the stage broadcast on the speedway’s 16,000 square-foot television screen, one of the largest screens in the world, offering a once-in-a-lifetime fan experience. Tickets will be sold per car and will be available for pre-sale on Thursday, July 16th, with tickets opening up to the general public on Friday, July 17th. Ticketholders will be eligible to purchase a limited edition vinyl of The Third Gleam to commemorate this special homecoming show.
Ahead of the live show, fans can watch the band in concert with a preview of The Avett Brothers At Red Rocks, streaming exclusively on PBS.org. Recorded last July during The Avett Brothers 25th appearance at the iconic venue, the preview features “Live and Die,” “Down with the Shine,” “High Steppin’,” and “Head Full of Doubt.” The full-length program will be available to PBS Stations beginning on August 29th.
The Third Gleam is the third installment in The Avett Brothers ongoing Gleam series, twelve years in the making, and marks a return to the band’s roots. Throughout the eight songs on the album, the band shares their personal experiences and perspectives on universal themes of injustice, isolation, and mortality, as well as love, redemption, and faith that are especially relevant right now. The band introduced the project last week with lead single “Victory,” a haunting battle against mental darkness.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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