February 13, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn – Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Jason Isbell and his stellar band the 400 Unit have announced the first leg of an extensive US summer tour starting on June 17 in Asheville, NC. Isbell and company will headline major venues, some for the first time including the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD and the PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati, OH. Following two triumphant sold-out nights at New York’s Beacon Theatre in 2016, the group will return to the famed venue for a three-night stand June 22-24, along with a three-night stand at Austin’s ACL Live at the Moody Theatre July 14-16. See full list of US and European tour dates below. 

Isbell is putting the final touches on his highly anticipated follow-up to 2015’s two-time Grammy Award-winning album Something More Than Free. Isbell recorded the album at the legendary RCA Studio A in Nashville with Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb returning as producer. Cobb produced Something More Than Free and Isbell’s acclaimed breakthrough album Southeastern (2013). The new, yet-to-be-titled collection will officially be the first Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit album since 2011’s critically acclaimed Here We Rest. The mighty 400 Unit is: Derry deBorja (keyboards), Chad Gamble (drums), Jimbo Hart (bass) and Sadler Vaden (guitar). Look for the announcement of the spring/summer release soon. Isbell recently posted this Teaser Clip on Twitter. 

For Record Store Day on April 22, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit will release the special vinyl only Live from Welcome To 1979. The album features six songs, with five covers, performed live at Welcome To 1979 studio in Nashville and recorded directly onto lacquer. The tracks include The Rolling Stones’ “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” and ‘Sway”, John Prine’s “Storm Windows”, Candi Staton’s “Heart On A String”, Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City” and Isbell’s own “Never Gonna Change”.