Jason Isbell Issues A Ton of New Tour Dates for 2018
Americana stalwart Jason Isbell has just loaded his tour schedule up with a ton of new tour dates with his band The 400 Unit, and fans better be on their toes because certain dates will sell out. Adding to previously-announced dates running through mid May and then another run of dates taking him out to Europe in June, he’s now announced an additional 36 dates starting in July and going into late September.
The new dates include marquee stops at the Newport Folk Festival, Sloss Fest in Isbell’s home state of Alabama, a 3-night stint in Austin at the Bass Concert Hall, and an appearance at Red Rocks in September. As Jason enjoys Richard Thompson opening for him on his current run of shows, the new dates will see support appearances by Hiss Golden Messenger, Brandi Carlile, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Marie Lepanto, John Moreland, Amanda Shires, and Aimee Mann.
Jason Isbell continues his head full of momentum from 2017, which saw the singer and songwriter receive a nomination for a CMA award for Album of the Year, sell out an unprecedented six consecutive nights at the Ryman, play a residency at the Country Music Hall of Fame, and land him in contention for Best Americana Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards for his most recent release, The Nashville Sound.
Despite the accolades and success, Jason Isbell appears to need no rest, putting together one of the most busy tour schedules in 2018 for any performer.
Tour Dates (w/ Richard Thompson):
April 17 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
April 18 – Orlando, FL – Walt Disney Theater
April 20 – Greenville, SC – Peace Center
April 21 – Charleston, SC- Highwater Festival
April 22 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre
April 24 – Amarillo, TX – Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium
April 25th – Albuquerque, NM – Popejoy Hall
April 26 – El Paso, TX – The Plaza Theatre
April 28 – Indio, CA – Stagecoach
April 30 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
May 1 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
May 2 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
May 5 – El Dorado, AR – Griffin Music Hall
May 6 – Montgomery, AL – Montgomery Performing Arts Centre
May 8 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
May 9 – Knoxville, TN –Tennessee Theatre
May 10 – Huntsville, AL
May 26 – Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que – Evans, GA
May 27 – Gears and Guitars Festival – Winston-Salem, NC
May 28 – Suntrust Park – Atlanta, GA
Jun 14 – Bergenfest – Bergen, Norway
Jun 14 – Norwegian Wood Festival – Oslo, Norway
Jun 15 – Norwegian Wood Festival – Oslo, Norway
Jun 16 – Norwegian Wood Festival – Oslo, Norway
Jun 16 – Sthlm Americana – Stockholm, Sweden
Jun 17 – Pustervik – Göteborg, Sweden
Jun 19 – Kulturbolaget – Malmö, Sweden
Jun 21 – TivoliVredenburg – Utrecht, Netherlands
Jun 22 – Posten – Odense C, Denmark
Jun 23 – Eridge Park – Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Jun 24 – Black Deer Festival – Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Jul 05 – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
Jul 06 – Basilica Block Party – Minneapolis, MN
Jul 07 – Saturday in the Park – Sioux City, IA
Jul 13 – Americana Kansas City – Bonner Springs, KS
Jul 14 – Sloss Fest – Birmingham, AL
Jul 15 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY
Jul 17 – Rose Music Center at The Heights – Huber Heights, OH w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
Jul 18 – PNC PAVILION – Cincinnati, OH w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
Jul 20 – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center – Canandaigua, NY w/ Brandi Carlile
Jul 21 – Thompson’s Point – Portland, ME w/ Brandi Carlile
Jul 22 – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH w/ Brandi Carlile
Jul 24 – Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
Jul 25 – Jacobs Pavilion – Cleveland, OH w/ Aaron Lee Tasjan
Jul 27 – Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI
Jul 28 – Floydfest – Floyd, VA
Aug 24 – Bass Concert Hall – Austin, TX w/ Marie Lepanto
Aug 25 – Bass Concert Hall – Austin, TX w/ Marie Lepanto
Aug 26 – Bass Concert Hall – Austin, TX w/ John Moreland
Aug 28 – Symphony Hall – Phoenix, AZ w/ Amanda Shires
Aug 30 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA w/ Aimee Mann
Aug 31 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA w/ Aimee Mann
Sep 01 – Jacob Music Center’s Copely Symphony Hall- San Diego, CA w/ Aimee Mann
Sep 03 – Red Rocks – Morrison, CO
Sep 04 – Eccles Theatre – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Aimee Mann
Sep 06 – Marymoor Park – Redmond, WA w/ Aimee Mann
Sep 07 – Oregon Zoo Amphitheater – Portland, OR w/ Aimee Mann
Sep 08 – Kettlehouse Amphitheater – Bonner, MT
Sep 10 – Peabody Opera House – St Louis, MO w/ Communist Daughter
Sep 13 – Peoria Civic Center Opera House – Peoria, IL w/ Communist Daughter
Sep 14 – Auditorium Theatre – Chicago, IL
Sep 15 – Lawn @ White River – Indianapolis, IN w/ John Moreland
Sep 23 – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater – Charlotte, NC
Sep 28 – Koka Booth Amphitheater – Cary, NC
Sep 29 – Forest Hills Stadium – Forest Hills, NY
Sep 30 – Forest Hills Stadium – Forest Hills, NY
April 17, 2018 @ 8:37 am
Seeing him tomorrow night here in Orlando. Cannot wait.
April 17, 2018 @ 8:45 am
Is this considered a large or small number of shows? is Isbell a big deal yet?
April 17, 2018 @ 10:14 am
“Jason Isbell appears to need no rest, putting together one of the most busy tour schedules in 2018 for any performer.” I’m guessing Trigger thinks so
April 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
For a guy of Jason Isbell’s stature to play this many shows in a year is definitely a lot. I would characterize his 2018 tour schedule as very aggressive. Yes, it’s definitely more than Luke Bryan, who will only play maybe two to three shows a week in major markets on the weekend when he is on tour. It’s not as many as some club-level acts who may be trying to hit it hard and heavy to get their name out there, kind of like what Whitey Morgan did for years. But think about how many shows Sturgill Simpson is playing this year. He may do 25 dates total, and they’ll almost all be festivals. So yeah, it’s a lot. And I think it speaks to a drive Isbell has behind the music that is impressive.
April 17, 2018 @ 10:55 am
A lot of indie rock bands are finding their ways on country / Americana tours … The Head and the Heart, Hiss Golden Messanger, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses.
April 17, 2018 @ 11:14 am
I got that, but I mean…
Is this a “lot” of shows for an act with his market share? is this a large number of shows compared to say Luke Bryan? what’s the comparison here to how many shows is a lot or not very many depending on type of act.
Cool Lester Smooth
April 17, 2018 @ 11:49 am
Saw Colter on Sunday (although he was upstaged by his absurdly talented, 20-year-old opener, Jade Bird), and I’ll be singing Jason again in July.
Everything’s coming up Lester!
April 17, 2018 @ 12:10 pm
His stock is high right now. So a tour = $$$$ x 10!!
April 17, 2018 @ 12:36 pm
Already got my tix to see him at Jacobs Pavilion in The Land on July 25th.
April 17, 2018 @ 12:55 pm
i see him in Greenville South Carolina on Friday for the 4th time in a few years. We used to see him in small clubs in town. The venue hes playing at Friday holds 2900 people and it sold out in a little over an hour. Hes getting huge. And deserves it. With you have not seen him you must. He puts on a very intense show. One of the best young song writers out there today.
April 17, 2018 @ 1:07 pm
I’m interested in what kind of crowd he draws in July here in KC. A local station is trying an Americana Kansas City show with him, Turnpike and Old 97s.
I’m sure it’ll be a great crowd, but I don’t expect it to fill the place … it holds 18,000 when utilizing all the lawn seating.
April 17, 2018 @ 1:04 pm
Is the KC date new?
I’ve had my tickets for that show (with Turnpike Troubadours and Old 97s) for a couple months already.
Sidenote: he did a show with Turnpike and American Aquarium at a smaller outdoor venue here in KC a few years back and somehow Turnpike ended up closing the show and Isbell got to play about 45 minutes. They were very gracious and made it clear that they were honored to share the stage with the 400 Unit, even if it meant them playing at 8 a.m.
April 17, 2018 @ 1:39 pm
Like a lot of other performers do, skip over Pennsylvania. 👎🏻
April 17, 2018 @ 2:23 pm
I was late to the party on him but I’m now a huge fan. Saw him in Buffalo in January and it was a show I’ll never forget.
April 17, 2018 @ 3:31 pm
Saw him 2 years ago, going again this year cannot wait!
April 18, 2018 @ 10:59 am
April 19, 2018 @ 4:33 am
Trig, you’ll be pleased to know that he called out list songs last night. After “Speed Trap Town,” he said that was his country truck song. Except his country truck song was sad. He said that there are lots of country list songs that talk about trucks, football, tailgates, etc., while his list songs talk about death, sadness, loss…and trucks and football.
April 19, 2018 @ 7:40 am
Another tour skipping Michigan… boo
April 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Got tickets for the show in cary nc. No opener announced yet. Any idea when that may be or will it just be the band?