The Avett Brothers will headline a Nov. 13 Concert for Hurricane Florence Relief at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, N.C., to help those affected by the devastating September storm.
The group will be joined by two other bands with ties to Eastern North Carolina: Future Islands and Valient Thorr. Tickets for the show — $65 upper level, $75 lower level — will go on sale on Oct. 12 here.
“We are honored by the opportunity to contribute to our friends and neighbors affected by Hurricane Florence,” said Seth Avett in a statement announcing the gig. “We hope this performance not only provides some financial relief for victims of the storm, but also is an occasion to celebrate the resilience of the people of North Carolina. We can’t wait to return to the eastern part of the state!”
Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the survivors of the storm, which killed 53 people in four states, resulted in the death of more than 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and unleashed more than 5 million gallons of treated wastewater into the Cape Fear River, as well as thousands of yards of toxic coal ash into local rivers. Property damage from the hurricane is expected to top $17 billion.
“It’s an honor to be able to contribute our facilities and the talents of our staff to help raise funds for Hurricane Florence victims,” said ECU Chancellor Cecil Staton in a statement. “We are so thankful to The Avett Brothers for their willingness to do this for our region of the state. We are particularly proud to be welcoming one of our own, Scott Avett and other ECU Alumni, back to campus. We are proud of Scott’s incredible career and accomplishments and gratified he and others are willing to do this show at ECU for hurricane relief efforts.”