Event will be November 13th at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC
The Avett Brothers will headline “Concert for Hurricane Florence Relief” at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC on Tuesday, November 13th. Future Islands and Valient Thorr, both illustrious bands with connections to eastern North Carolina, will perform in the benefit show.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 12th online and by phone at 800-DIAL-ECU (800-342-5328). Lower level seating is $75 with upper level reserved areas running $65. Proceeds from the concert will entirely be donated back to the resilient people and organizations contributing to Hurricane Florence Relief efforts.
“We are honored by the opportunity to contribute to our friends and neighbors affected by Hurricane Florence,” states the duo’s Seth Avett. “We hope this performance not only provides some financial relief for victims of the storm, but also is an occasion to celebrate the resilience of the people of North Carolina. We can’t wait to return to the eastern part of the state!”
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 bass. The other members of the band include Joe Kwon on cello, Bonnie Avett Rini on piano and Mike Marsh on drums.
“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,” says ECU Chancellor Cecil Staton. “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 SiriusXM.
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 No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart, No. 1 Top Rock Albums Chart, No. 1 on the Digital Albums Chart and No. 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.