by Andrew Frisicano

The Avett Brothers @ Jam on the River 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
The Avett Brothers

We are all resting up during this long and much-needed break from the road right now, but are spending a lot of time putting finishing touches on the new album and getting ready for our biggest year yet.

We will have a lot of new stuff this year that we're excited to share with you -- most important is our newest full-length album, which will be in stores this summer! [Avett Bros in February]

The above-mentioned album is the band's Rick Ruben produced Columbia Records debut - its follow-up to 2007's Emotionalism.

No longer on break, the band is playing the Brooklyn Vegan & Agency Group Austin day party today (3/19) in Austin, TX. Last night, they opened for the Decemberists at NPR's showcase at Stubbs.

This summer, the band's extensive touring includes opening dates for Dave Matthews Band (like the Roots), a visit to Sasquatch Fest Memorial Day weekend, and Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th shows at Irving Plaza. Tickets for the NYC shows are are now on fanclub presale (User: avett, password: brothers).

The shows also have a "Rush Presale" starting Friday, March 20th, at 10am (password = strings), and they go on general sale the next day at the same time (at the Live Nation links above).

All tour dates, plus The Avett Brothers playing "St Joseph's" from the 2008 EP The Second Gleam and covering Springsteen's "Glory Days," below...

The Avett Brothers - St Joseph's live in Jackson Hole Gondola

The Avett Brothers "Glory Days" - Hangin' Out On E Street

The Avett Brothers - 2009 Tour Dates
3/19/09 - Austin, TX - Radio Room - Paste/Brooklyn Vegan SxSW Party
4/16/09 - Indianapolis, IN - Rock For Riley Benefit @ The Vogue
4/17/09 - Danville, KY - Centre College Carnival %
4/18/09 - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli Theatre
4/18/09 - Nashville, TN - Record Store Day @ Grimey's in-store
4/19/09 - Orange Beach, AL - The Wharf $
4/22/09 - Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek #
4/24/09 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre #
4/25/09 - Birmingham, AL - Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
4/26/09 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
4/28/09 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park #
4/29/09 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park #
5/1/09 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion #
5/2/09 - Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center #
5/5/09 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion #
5/6/09 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion #
5/7/09 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
5/9/09 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater
5/10/09 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
5/12/09 - Hanford, CA - Hanford Fox Theatre
5/14/09 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre
5/15/09 - San Franciso, CA - The Fillmore
5/16/09 - San Franciso, CA - The Fillmore
5/20/09 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
5/22/09 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
5/23/09 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
5/24/09 - George, WA - Sasquatch! Music Festival
5/30/09 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
6/12/09 - New York, NY - The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza
6/13/09 - New York, NY - The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza
9/4/09 - Camp Mather, CA - Strawberry Music Festival
% Students only
$ with Widespread Panic
# with Dave Matthews Band