“I think of ‘Ain’t No Man’ as a self-motivating anthem…a kind of currency to buy a little courage when you’re having trouble feeling courageous on your own,” says Seth Avett about the first single from upcoming album True Sadness. Following last month’s performances at SXSW, Billboard has already claimed True Sadness as one the “Most Anticipated Rock Albums” of 2016. According to a letter penned by Seth Avett himself, the new album reflects the members’ evolution both in musical and personal aspects over the last 16 years of their career.
“Ain’t No Man” dropped this past Friday on all digital retailers. The alternative folk group has produced a catchy, empowering tune with this new single. It’s minimalist in instrumentation but packed full of rhythm and soul the entire time. It’s a perfect song to put on when you’re feeling put down by something or someone and need the extra assurance that yes, you can do this because you are strong enough, and though you don’t need anyone else to prove it to you, it’s still nice to have the recognition. It’s my first exposure to The Avett Brothers music, but based off this song, I don’t think it’ll be my last.
In addition to the new single, The Avett Brothers have announced new tour dates for this summer, though their North American headline tour is still going full swing. The group recently played their first performance at Madison Square Garden, which has been highly regarded by fans and critics alike.
The band plays the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on April 29th next. A full list of tour dates, including the new additions, can be found at the bottom of this article, or by clicking here. Pre-sale tickets for the newest dates will begin on April 19th at 12 pm local time, so mark your calendars and be sure to get yours before they sell out!
With all the excitement of new music and tour dates, The Avett Brothers managed to kick it up one more notch by disclosing that they’ll be performing on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! on May 3rd! Along with “Ain’t No Man,” fans will be able to hear new music from the upcoming album during the performance on the Outdoor Stage in Hollywood. You can tune in on ABC at 11:35/10:35 C to catch the performance.
For more information on The Avett Brothers, take a look at their website. Check out “Ain’t No Man” by following this link. You can pre-order True Sadness through iTunes to receive a free instant download of the new single. The album drops this summer on June 24th. Make sure to pick up a copy for your summer playlist!
New Tour Dates:
July 26th – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre (Outdoor Concert Series)
Aug. 12th – Portsmouth, VA @ Portsmouth Harbor Center Pavilion
Aug. 13th – Brooklyn, NY @ Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk
Sept. 8th – Boone, NC @ Appalachian State University
Sept. 9th – Columbus, OH @ Express Live (Outdoor)
Sept. 20th – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Vegas
Sept. 22nd – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
Sept. 24th – Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
Spring and Summer Tour Dates:
Apr. 19th – Fort Wayne, IN @ Embassy Theatre
Apr. 21st, 22nd, & 23rd – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
Apr. 29th – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre (with Milk Carton Kids)
Apr. 30th – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre (with Milk Carton Kids)
May 5th – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre (with Brandi Carlile)
May 6th – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena (with Brett Dennen)
May 7th – Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (with Brett Dennen)
May 12th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE (Outdoors)
May 14th – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center
May 15th – Fairfax, VA @ Eagle Bank Arena (with Brett Dennen)
June 3rd & 4th – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Concert Pavilion
June 5th – Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam Festival
June 9th – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena (with Brandi Carlile)
June 10th – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Arena
June 11th – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center (with Brandi Carlile)
June 14th – Deadwood, SD @ Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center
June 16th – Muskogee, OK @ G Fest
June 18th – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
June 19th – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theatre
July 4th – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point
July 7th – Syracuse, NY @ Landmark Theatre
July 8th – Chautauqua, NY @ Chautauqua Amphitheatre
July 9th – Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
July 15th – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
July 21st & 22nd – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
July 23rd – Kent, WA @ ShoWare Arena
July 25th – Nampa, ID @ Fort Idaho Center Amphitheatre
July 28th – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (with Nahko and Medicine for the People)
July 29th – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (with Gary Clark, Jr.)
July 30th – Morrison, Co @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (with J Mascis)
Sept. 16th – Lincoln, CA @ Thunder Valley Resort (with Brett Dennen)
Sept. 16th, 17th, & 18th – Del Mar, CA @ Kaaboo Del Mar