The Avett Brothers to Perform at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway on Sunday, June 9

07 Dec 2018
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Richmond Raceway (Richmond) and AEG Presents announce The Avett Brothers, one of the top folk-rock acts in the country, will bring their iconic sound to Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway on Sunday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. This will be the band’s first performance at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! since July 25, 2013.

Tickets will go on sale to the public online at vaculive.com or in-person at The National Box Office at 708 East Broad Street in Richmond, Va. on Friday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. Virginia Credit Union and RICHMOND NATION members will receive an exclusive pre-sale for The Avett Brothers concert on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

In 2018, The Avett Brothers’ “True Sadness” achieved the band’s highest career debut to date as it dominated multiple music charts. The Rick Rubin produced album hit #1 on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart, #1 Top Rock Albums Chart, #1 Digital Albums Chart, #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and scored two Grammy nominations. The band also premiered “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers,” a documentary co-directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, on HBO. Days after the premier, “True Sadness” launched to #3 on the iTunes Album Chart and #1 on the Rock Albums chart.

The Avett Brothers debuted a new song, “Roses and Sacrifice,” live on Late Night with Seth Meyers in October. The song was released in November, with Rolling Stone calling it a “joyous sing-along.” In the same month, the band headlined the Concert for Hurricane Florence Relief in Greenville, North Carolina, raising $325,000 to help those affected by Hurricane Florence.

Their eighth studio album, “Magpie and the Dandelion,” debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2013. They performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, and accompanied Chris Cornell for a Pearl Jam tribute on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The band even supported The Rolling Stones in Raleigh during 2015's Zip Code Tour. The Avett Brothers were inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2016.

In 2012, The Avett Brothers album “The Carpenter” hit #4 on the Billboard Top 200. The album was lauded by the industry including People, USA Today, and American Songwriter. The group appeared on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! twice in a few months' time. During their second performance, the Brooklyn Philharmonic joined to pay homage to Brooklyn with "I and Love and You" at Kimmel's request.

The Avett Brothers made mainstream waves with their 2009 major label debut, “I and Love and You”, landing at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnering critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Paste, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Time.

The Commonwealth Mall at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! will feature concessions, displays, and merchandise on the day of the event, with gates opening at 6:30 p.m. Parking for the event is located in Lot D, at the corner of Laburnum and Carolina Avenues, and can be accessed through Gate 4 on Laburnum Avenue. Parking is $10 cash only for the public and free for Virginia Credit Union members with lots opening at 5:30 p.m.

Virginia Credit Union LIVE! continues to bring top musical acts and superior concert experiences to music fans in the Richmond region. The venue has hosted top national recording artists such as Aerosmith, Sting, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Costello, Robert Plant, and Florida Georgia Line.

In addition to its 6,000 covered seats, the venue hosts six permanent private dressing rooms with restrooms and showers attached to the stage as well as two loading docks. There is a separate hospitality building providing a full menu of food and beverage amenities. The backstage area is completely secured with ample room for parking large vehicles and tour buses.

To purchase tickets and learn more about Virginia Credit Union LIVE!, visit vaculive.com or connect on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. To learn more about The Avett Brothers, visit theavettbrothers.com.

 

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