True Sadness showcased the band testing their ability to craft pop music, much to the chagrin of longtime fans and folk enthusiasts. But despite a number of tepid reviews, True Sadness debuted at No. 3 on the 200 and provided the North Carolina-born bluegrass outfit with a jumping-off point for a successful tour stretching from the United States to the UK. Eight years removed from their major-label debut, the Avetts will bring their unique blend of country, roots and pop to their Sugar Land stop, supported by a catalog chock-full of songs that will bring fans to tears one moment before helping them up the next. They’re likely to play at least a track or two from their latest release, but “Murder in the City” and “I and Love and You” are sure to make appearances as well.
About a year ago, the Avett Brothers released their first album in three years. Under the tutelage of iconic producer Rick Rubin,