Isbell expands tour
Monday, May 4, 2015
– Jason Isbell announced an expanded list of tour dates this summer in support of "Something More Than Free," which drops July 17.
Isbell will be touring extensively with his band The 400 Unit, featuring Derry Deborja (keys), Chad Gamble (drums), Jimbo Hart (bass) and Sadler Vaden (guitar). The tour will include stops in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Seattle and Portland. Tickets for a four-night stand at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium Oct. 23-26 sold out in 72 hours.
Pre-sale tickets for the tour will be available at www.jasonisbell.com/presale on Wednesday, May 6 with regular on-sale beginning Friday, May 8.
The new disc features Isbell's Southern-inspired vignettes of working class men, women and traditions on the 11 new songs. "Something More Than Free" was recorded at the Sound Emporium in Nashville and produced by Dave Cobb, who also produced "Southeastern," which went on to sell over 150,000 copies.
Tour dates are:
May 7 - Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek Amphitheater !!!
May 8 - Richmond, VA - Friday Cheers at Brown's Island
May 9 - Maryville, TN - The Shed #
May 12 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre !
May 13 - Clearwater, FL - Capitol Theatre !
May 15 - Orlando, FL - The Plaza Theatre !
May 16 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Boots Festival
May 17 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre !
May 19 - Westbury, NY - The Space at Westbury !
May 20 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre !
May 22 - Albany, NY - Hart Theatre @ The Egg !
May 23 - Cumberland, MD - Del Fest
May 24 - Boston, MA - Boston Calling
May 26 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall !
May 27 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues !
May 28 - Bristol, TN - Paramount Center for the Arts !
June 4 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion %
June 5 - Dayton, OH - Rose Music Center at the Heights %
June 6 - Black Mountain, NC - Pisgah Brewing Co. Outdoor Stage°°
June 20 - Austin, TX - Texas Union Ballroom - SOLD OUT <<
June 27 - Aurora, IL - Two Brothers Summer Festival
July 3 - Jackson, MS - Livingstone LIVE
July 4 - Austin, TX - Willie Nelson's 4th of
July 6 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom ~
July 7 - Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theatre ~
July 8 - Sioux Falls, IA - Orpheum Theater ~
July 10 - Winnipeg, Canada - Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 11 - Minneapolis, MN - Basilica Block Party
July 12 - Lafayette, IN - Lafayette Theater ~
July 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn //
July 26 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion ✚
July 28 - Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater &
July 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Skyline Stage at the Mann Center &
July 31 - Fort Smith, AR - Peacemaker Music & Arts Festival
Aug. 2 - Wichita, KS - Orpheum Theatre ~
Aug. 4 - Boise, ID - The Morrison Center $
Aug. 5 - Missoula, MT - University Theatre $
Aug. 7 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre $
Aug. 8 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall $
Aug. 9 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Theatre @@
Aug. 11 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater $
Aug. 12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern $
Aug. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot $
Aug. 16 - Lyons, CO - Folks Festival
Oct. 23-26 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium - SOLD OUT
!!! = Supporting Zac Brown Band
! = Craig Finn opening
# = Anderson East opening
°° = Amanda Shires opening
% = Co-Headline with Dwight Yoakam
✚ = Opening for My Morning Jacket
<< = David Ramirez supporting
// = Dawn Landes supporting
& = Blake Mills supporting
~ = John Moreland supporting
$ = Damien Jurado supporting
@@ - Dawes & Damien Jurado supporting
Ryman special guests are:
Oct. 23: Amanda Shires
Oct. 24: Parker Millsap
Oct. 25: Hurray for the Riff Raff
Oct. 26: Chris Stapleton
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