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Want to hang out with The Avett Brothers on New Year's Eve in Charlotte? Here's how.

Scott and Seth Avett perform during The Avett Brothers' concert at PNC Music Pavilion on June 21.
Scott and Seth Avett perform during The Avett Brothers' concert at PNC Music Pavilion on June 21.

We're just over halfway through 2018, but Concord's The Avett Brothers have already solidified their end-of-the-year plans.

After spending last New Year's Eve as hosts of a concert at PNC Arena in Raleigh, the Avetts will return to Bojangles' Coliseum for two shows on Sunday, Dec. 30 and Monday, Dec. 31.

The band — Scott Avett, Seth Avett, bassist Bob Crawford and cellist Joe Kwon — typically rings in the New Year with a big show somewhere in their home state; it last did an NYE show in Charlotte (also at Bojangles') on Dec. 31, 2016.

The original members of The Avett Brothers perform "Shame" at a pop-up stage in the concourse between sets of their New Year's Eve concert at PNC Arena in Raleigh.



This will mark their second and third local concerts of the year, having recently opened for Willie Nelson at PNC Music Pavilion.

Tickets for the Avetts' Dec. 30 and 31 shows are $49.50-$89.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 13, via www.Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets, or at the Bojangles' Coliseum Box Office (2700 E. Independence Blvd.).

If you're looking to get to know these guys a little better: Check out the critically acclaimed documentary "May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers," which followed the band as the brothers wrote their Grammy-nominated album "True Sadness." The film was released theatrically last September and debuted on HBO in January.

As fans well know, the brothers still live in their hometown of Concord, just down the road from each other and not far from their parents' house.

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