TOUR NEWS: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit announce October 2017 UK tour


Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Jason Isbell and his stellar band the 400 Unit have announced an autumn European tour that includes 5 UK dates this October.

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 also produced 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 his Twitter.

For Record Store Day on April 22nd, 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’.

October dates

Wed 25th MANCHESTER, Albert Hall
Thu 26th GLASGOW, O2 ABC
Sun 29th BRIGHTON, Brighton Dome
Mon 30th LONDON, Roundhouse
Tue 31st BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall

Tickets go on sale this Friday 17th February.

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