It looks like our guess back in October that The Avett Brothers had started working on a new album at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville was right (check out the video we posted of the band performing a song in the studio HERE).
Billboard is reporting that the band are once again working with producer Rick Rubin and as of now, they have about 13 songs tracked, but plan on recording more, getting that number up to about 25 songs.
The band are not adhering to a particular schedule or deadline and are going to let the songs develop until they're happy with them. That means there's no tentative release plan yet. They will be testing out some new songs at upcoming shows, so if you want a taste of the new music, you'll have to see them live.
The band will be returning to the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte on Saturday, April 9. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, February 4 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster for $25 to $45.
They'll also play the Azalea Festival at Trask Coliseum in Wilmington on Friday, April 8, but tickets for that show sold out a while ago.
The Avett Brothers tour dates
02.18.11 - Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
02.19.11 - Wilkes Barre, PA - F.M. Kirby Center
02.20.11 - Geneva, NY - Smith Opera House
03.25.11 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
03.26.11 - Live Oak, FL - Suwannee Springfest
03.27.11 - Augusta, GA - Bell Auditorium
03.29.11 - Athens, GA - The Classic Center
04.08.11 - Wilmington, NC - Azalea Festival @ Trask Colisum
04.09.11 - Charlotte, NC - Bojangles Coliseum
04.14.11 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
04.15.11 - Austin, TX - Old Settler's Music Festival
04.16.11 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
04.29.11 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
05.29.11 - Chillicothe, IL - Summer Camp 2011
06.04.11 - Hunter, NY - Mountain Jam
06.22.11 - London, UK - Shepherd's Bush Empire