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The Avett Brothers announce Wells Fargo Arena date

The Avett Brothers will be returning to central Iowa for the first time since 2021, bringing their critically-acclaimed show to Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Friday, Aug. 25.

Show time is 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. at Hy-VeeTix.com and the Wells Fargo Arena ticket office.

The three-time GRAMMY Award nominees made mainstream waves with their 2009 major label debut, I And Love And You, which landed at No. 16 on the Billboard Top 200 & garnered critical acclaim. In 2012, The Carpenter hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200, followed by Magpie And The Dandelion in 2013, which debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200. In 2016, the band was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. 2017’s documentary May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers (co-directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio) chronicles the process of writing 2016’s True Sadness, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Albums chart, No. 1 Rock Albums, No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and scored two Grammy nominations. The film was released theatrically and on HBO.

In 2019, the band released their 10th studio album, Closer Than Together feat. single “High Steppin’” which reached No. 1 on the Americana Radio Singles Chart. Newest album The Third Gleam (August 2020) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart ,No. 1 Rock Albums, and No. 1 Vinyl Albums. The single “Victory” hit No. 1 on the Americana Radio Singles Chart.