The Avett Brothers schedule Ames tour stop in November

The Avett Brothers will perform in Stephens Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 14. Tickets, which start at $49.50,  go on sale Friday, July 19 and are available at the Iowa State Center Ticket Office, and online at

The Avett Brothers made mainstream waves with their 2009 major label debut, I and Love and You, landing at No. 16 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnering critical acclaim. In 2012 they saw The Carpenter hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 followed by Magpie and the Dandelion (2013) which debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200. The band appeared twice on Jimmy Kimmel Live! True Sadness (2016) achieved The Avett Brothers’ highest career debut to date hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart, No. 1 Top Rock Albums Chart, No. 1 Digital Albums Chart, No. 3 on Billboard Top 200, and scored two GRAMMY® nominations. In the same year, the band was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

In 2017, The Avett Brothers released their critically acclaimed documentary May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers, which was co-directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio. The film followed the band as they wrote their GRAMMY® nominated album True Sadness. The film was released theatrically and on HBO to rave reviews and critical acclaim. It is now available on DVD/Blu-Ray/VOD.

Four new songs have recently been released (Roses and Sacrifice, Trouble Letting Go, Neapolitan Sky, High Steppin’) in anticipation of new album Closer Than Together, to be released on Oct. 4, 2019.

Iowa State Center Ticket Office
Located at the north entrance of Stephens Auditorium at the corner of Lincoln Way and Beach Avenue.
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 12:00 noon – 6 p.m.
Charge by Phone: 1-800-745-3000