Monday, January 05, 2009

New Jason Isbell Album, Tour

Just noticed this - Jason Isbell, formerly of The Drive-By Truckers, is set to release his second solo album (and first with his band, The 400 Unit), entitled Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, on February 17th via Nashville-based Lightning Rod Records.

The first track from the album, "Seven Mile Island", is currently streaming on the band's MySpace page.

The band will be supporting the album with a two-month tour starting in Birmingham and ending in Austin at SXSW. Full dates are below, but I'm particularly excited about the 2/26 show at Bowery Ballroom and the 3/1 show at the 9:30 Club.

Jason Isbell Tour Dates
Thu-Feb-12 Birmingham, AL Workplay
Sat-Feb-14 Florence, AL Shoals Theater
Tue-Feb-17 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
Wed-Feb-18 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Fri-Feb-20 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
Sat-Feb-21 Richmond, VA The National
Sun-Feb-22 Harrisonburg, VA The Pub
Tue-Feb-24 Boston, MA TT the Bears
Thu-Feb-26 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Fri-Feb-27 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
Sat-Feb-28 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe
Sun-Mar-01 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Mon-Mar-02 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
Wed-Mar-04 Toronto, ONT Horseshoe Tavern
Thu-Mar-05 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
Fri-Mar-06 Columbus, OH The Rumba Café
Sat-Mar-07 Cincinnati, OH Southgate House
Sun-Mar-08 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Fri-Mar-13 Louisville, KY Headliner's
Sat-Mar-14 Nashville, TN The Mercy Lounge
Mar 18 - 22 Austin, TX SXSW

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