Jason Isbell Teases TWO New Albums & Releases New Tour Dates

photo: David McClister

photo: David McClister

Last week the current King of Americana Music Jason Isbell got fans jazzed by releasing a 30-second teaser video (see below) for his upcoming, but still-unannounced Dave Cobb-produced album that promises to feature a bit more of a rock vibe than previous efforts. Though we have no hard release date or title yet, we have both for a live studio album that will be part of Record Store Day 2017 releases on April 22nd featuring Isbell and his backing band, The 400 Unit.

Live from Welcome To 1979 will feature six songs including five covers performed live at Welcome To 1979 studio in Nashville and recorded directly onto lacquer. The cover songs are said to be The Rolling Stones’ “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” and ‘Sway”, John Prine’s “Storm Windows”, Candi Staton’s “Heart On A String”, and Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City.” Many of these can be regularly heard at Isbell’s live shows. Jason’s own “Never Gonna Change” also made it on the record.

And if that isn’t enough Jason Isbell news to get you excited, the Alabama songwriter has also released a slew of new live dates in the United States and Europe, including multi-day stints in New York and Austin, and support by Amanda Shires, Tift Merritt, Iron & Wine, and others. 2017 is shaping up to be a big year for Isbell, so stay tuned.

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Tour Dates:

June 17 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium #
June 18 – Raleigh, NC – North Carolina Museum of Art #
June 19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia #
June 22 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre #
June 23 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre +
June 24 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre +
June 26 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall +
June 27 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion +
June 29 – Canandaigua, NY – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center >
June 30 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion +
July 1 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music +
July 2 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at the Heights +
July 5 – Omaha, NE – Sumtur Amphitheatre +
July 7 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace Theatre +
July 11 – Sioux Falls, SD – The Washington Pavilion +
July 12 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House +
July 14 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater +
July 15 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater #
July 16 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater #
July 18 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center #
July 19 – Jackson, MS – Thalia Mara Hall #
July 21 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore *
July 22 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre *
July 23 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum *
September 7 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Support: # Amanda Shires / + Mountain Goats / > Iron & Wine / * Strand of Oaks

2017 European Dates

October 25 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
October 26 – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
October 27 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre
October 29 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Dome
October 30 – London, UK – Roundhouse
October 31 – Birmingham, UK – Symphony Hall
November 2 – Paris, France – Le Café de la Danse
November 3 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
November 6 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
November 7 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich
November 8 – Berlin, Germany – Columbia Theater
November 10 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
November 12 – Stockholm, Sweden – Münchenbryggeriet
November 14 – Copenhagen, Denmark – DR Concert Hall

Tift Merritt supports all European dates