North Carolina's Newmericana sensations The Avett Brothers have come a long way since playing Record Store Day at Grimey's back in 2009. They've released two popular and acclaimed Rick Rubin-produced studio albums, and stopped in at Bridgestone Arena back in 2011 to play with So Cal pomade-punk legacy act Social Distortion.
The Avetts will return to our friendly neighborhood enormo-dome on May 18, but no Social D. this go-round. As a matter of fact, no opening support was mentioned at all in this morning's press release — all we can tell you is that tickets go on sale right here this Friday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. (just like Animal Collective tickets!). Those will run you between $24.85 and $52.77.