Jason Isbell Sets Initial 2016 Dates

Jason Isbell won’t be pulling the ol’ tour bus into the garage anytime soon.  New on his calendar is a series of February-March dates that include gigs in Austin, Chicago, New York, Toronto and Pittsburgh.

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Shaky Boots Music Festival, KSU Sports And Entertainment Park, Kennesaw, Ga.

Isbell’s latest studio album, Something More Than Free, arrived in July.  The former Drive-By Truckers member recently released the second video in his “Building The Song” series giving fans a glimpse into how his creation process works.  The new vid details how Isbell and The 400 Unit constructed the album’s title track. 

You can see more of how Isbell and his crew come  up with music by watching the first “Building the Song” video showing the birthing process for the single “24 Frames” by following this link.

With a schedule that includes stops in Atlanta, Memphis, and Washington, D.C., as well as a multiple-night run at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Isbell fall itinerary will keep him busy through December.  Come January he’s off to Europe for a trek that includes stops in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Paris and Berlin before wrapping in the U.K.  Isbell’s newly announced shows follow his appearing on the onboard the Norwegian Pearl Jan. 31-Feb. 6.

Here are the new dates:

Feb. 11 – Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Feb. 12 – Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater 
Feb. 16 – Dallas, Texas, South Side Ballroom
Feb. 17 – St. Louis, Mo., Peabody Opera House
Feb. 19 – Indianapolis, Ind., Murat Theatre
Feb. 20 – Chicago, Ill., Chicago Theatre
Feb. 25 – New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre
Feb. 27 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
Feb. 29 – Toronto, Ontario, The Danforth Music Hall
March 1 – Royal Oak, Mich., Royal Oak Music Theatre
March 2 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Benedum Center
March 5 – Saint Augustine, Fla., St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Shovels & Rope supports all dates.

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