New Southernfied Stops For Isbell
You got that right – more dates.
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit are firing up the bus for a club and theatre trek through the southern and eastern U.S. and Canada.
The tour gets underway at WorkPlay Theatre in Birmingham, Ala. Feb. 12 and wraps the following month with the band’s March 18-22 South by Southwest showcase in Austin, Texas.
Stops include The Earl in Atlanta (Feb 17), The Pub in Harrisonburg, Va. (Feb. 22), NYC’s Bowery Ballroom (Feb. 26), 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. (March 1), The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto (March 4), The Orange Peel in Asheville, N.C. (March 8) and Nashville’s The Mercy Lounge (March 14).
Pre-order tickets are available through Front Gate Tickets until Dec. 19, and early purchasers will receive a few goodies, including an MP3 of “Seven-Mile Island,” the first single off the new album. More information is available at JasonIsbell.com.
Isbell, formerly of Drive-By Truckers, co-produced the new album with The 400 Unit and Matt Pence (Centro-matic/South San Gabriel). While Isbell has been praised for his solo work in the past, he made it clear the new album was a group effort.
“I want it to be known that it’s a band record,” Isbell said. “I want it to be known that it’s something we all did together. Even though I wrote the songs, it was a very inclusive project.”