The Avett Brothers at Radio City Music Hall (10/13/10)
Photo: Jon Klemm
For only the fifth time in his long career, Bob Dylan will be performing on the Grammys tonight along with some up-and-coming young folk acts, namely the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons.
Mumford & Sons will perform their soaring, banjo-laced song “The Cave,” which will give way to the Avett Brothers and their pulsing folk anthem “Head Full of Doubt, Road Full of Promise.” Then comes Dylan, but Ehrlich declined to reveal what song he might sing and hinted that it had not entirely been decided.
This year’s show also features performances by Eminem (who leads this year’s field with 10 nominations), Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, Muse and Raphael Saadiq (who will partner with Jagger on the Burke sequence). The team of Yolanda Adams, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride and Florence Welch, meanwhile, will salute the career of Aretha Franklin, who underwent serious surgery last year, reportedly related to a cancer diagnosis. [LATimes.com]
Also, The Examiner reports that Bob Dylan will be joined on the big stage by none other than Slim Shady himself at some point during tonight’s telecast. Rumor has it they will be performing a duet in support of their nomination in the category of “Most Unlikely Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals”. Other last minute additions to the Grammy performers list include: Dr. Dre, who will be appearing with Eminem and Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine.
More Avett Brothers tour dates and unpublished RCMH pics after the jump.
The Avett Brothers 2011 Tour Dates
2/18/2011 Washington D.C. DAR Constitution Hall
2/19/2011 Wilkes Barre, PA F.M. Kirby Center
2/20/2011 Geneva, NY Smith Opera House
3/25/2011 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
3/26/2011 Live Oak, FL Suwannee Springfest
3/27/2011 Augusta, GA Bell Auditorium
3/29/2011 Athens, GA A Benefit for the Georgia Theatre @ The Classic Center
3/30/2011 Savannah, GA Savannah Music Festival – Johnny Mercer Theatre
4/01/2011 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
4/08/2011 Wilmington, NC Azalea Festival
4/09/2011 Charlotte, NC Bojangles Coliseum
4/14/2011 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
4/15/2011 Austin, TX Old Settler’s Music Festival
4/16/2011 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
4/29/2011 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
5/29/2011 Chillicothe, IL Summer Camp 2011
6/04/2011 Hunter, NY Mountain Jam
6/22/2011 London, UK Shepherd’s Bush Empire
The Avett Brothers at Radio City Music Hall by Jon Klemm (10/13/10)