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The Avett Brothers - May 17

Scott Avett and Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers, with their band, will perform May 17 at Pinewood Bowl.

The Avett Brothers will return to Lincoln next year, playing their first Lincoln show in seven years May 17 at Pinewood Bowl.

As was the case with the North Carolina Americana band’s 2012 concert, their May show will be “An Evening with The Avett Brothers," which means no support acts and a very long show.

That show is likely to include all of the best-known songs from the group's decade-long career, including “Roses and Sacrifice," a new sing-along it released in October.

The Avett Brothers are Seth and Scott Avett, who play guitars, banjo and sing, in a five-piece band that blends country, bluegress, punk, folk and rock ‘n’ roll into a distinctive mixture that, live, is catchy, deep and never forced.

The Avett Brothers formed in 2002 and had their mainstream coming out in 2009 with their first major label album, the critically lauded “I and Love and You.” Their Pershing Center show was part of the tour for 2012’s “The Carpenter,” their first top-10 album.

In 2016, the Rick Rubin-produced “True Sadness” became the first Avett Brothers album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and garnered two Grammy Award nominations.

“True Sadness” is the band’s ninth studio album. It has also released four live recordings that capture the band as it should be heard.

Tickets for the show go on sale Dec. 14 at noon. Tickets will be available at the Pinnacle Bank Arena ticket office, and by phone at 800-745-3000.

The Avett Brothers concert is the fourth show announced for Pinewood Bowl in 2019. At least 10 shows are expected to be presented at the Pioneers Park amphitheater next year.

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Entertainment reporter/columnist

L. Kent Wolgamott is an entertainment reporter and columnist.

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