It’s been more than four years since Concord’s Avett Brothers headlined a full-on, big-venue show in the Triangle. That was October 2010, when the Avetts’ live set still focused on their 2009 commercial breakthrough “I and Love and You.”
Since then, the Avetts have released another two albums (with a third in the works), earned a Grammy nomination and a gold record, expanded their lineup from quartet to seven-piece and kept a relentless touring schedule that, aside from a few down-bill appearances at nightclub benefit shows, somehow has come no closer to the Triangle than Greensboro. But that drought finally ends this week.
At long last, the Avetts will end their Triangle hiatus with Wednesday’s New Year’s Eve show at Raleigh’s PNC Arena. It should be every bit as raucous since their show that rang in 2013 at Greensboro Coliseum.
We talked with Scott Avett recently by phone from his home in Charlotte.