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Isbell plans summer dates

Monday, April 16, 2018 – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit have announced summer tour dates bringing them to the midwest, east and west from July through September.

Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann has been tapped as support for most of the dates.

The band recently took home two Grammy awards for Best Americana Album for "The Nashville Sound" and Best American Roots Song for the gorgeous "If We Were Vampires."

The band features Derry deBorja (keyboards), Chad Gamble (drums), Jimbo Hart (bass), Sadler Vaden (guitar) and Isbell's wife, Amanda Shires (fiddle).

Tour dates are:
July 5 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
July 6 - Minneapolis, MN - Basilica Block Party
July 7 - Sioux City, IA - Saturday In The Park
July 13 - Bonner Springs, KS - Americana Kansas City
July 14 - Birmingham, AL - Sloss Music & Arts Festival
July 15 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
July 17 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center @@
July 18 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion @@
July 20 - Canandaigua, NY - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center //
July 21 - Portland, ME - Thompson's Point //
July 22 - Gilford, NH - Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion //
July 24 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap @@
July 25 - Cleveland, OH - Jacob's Pavilion >>
July 27 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
July 28 - Floyd, VA - FloydFest
Aug. 24-25 - Austin, TX - Bass Hall **
Aug. 26 - Austin, TX - Bass Hall $$
Aug. 28 - Phoenix, AZ - Symphony Hall ^^
Aug. 30 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre %%
Aug. 31 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre %% \ 1 - San Diego, CA - Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall %%
Sept. 4 - Salt Lake City, UT - Eccles Theater %%
Sept. 6 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park %%
Sept. 7 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater %%
Sept. 10 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House ##
Sept. 13 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center Theater ##
Sept. 14 - Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre
Sept. 15 - Indianapolis, IN - Lawn @ White River $$
Sept. 23 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 28 - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre
@@ - Hiss Golden Messenger
// - Brandi Carlile
>> - Aaron Lee Tasjan
** - Marie Lepanto
$$ - John Moreland
^^ - Amanda Shires
%% - Aimee Mann
## - Communist Daughter

Tour date tickets for Aug. 24 - Sept. 28 will go on sale April 20 at 10 a.m. local time

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