Jason Isbell Readies New Album, Extends Tour, Adds TV Appearances & Prepares to Invade Europe

Jason Isbell Readies New Album, Extends Tour, Adds TV Appearances & Prepares to Invade Europe

If selling out a five-night run at the Ryman Auditorium in two hours is any indication, Jason Isbell has already perfected his “Nashville Sound.”

The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter will release his upcoming album, The Nashville Sound, on June 16, as he continues a 50-plus-date tour of the U.S., including multiple stops at New York’s Beacon Theatre, Austin’s ACL Live at the Moody Theater and the aforementioned five-night run in October at the Ryman.

To coincide with the album’s June release, Jason will perform on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, CBS Saturday Morning and The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.

Jason’s new 10-song album addresses a range of real-life subjects, according to the press release, including politics and cultural privilege (“White Man’s World”), longing nostalgia (“The Last of My Kind”), love and mortality (“If We Were Vampires”), the toxic effect of today’s pressures (“Anxiety”), the remnants of a break-up (“Chaos and Clothes”) and finding hope (“Something to Love”). Songs such as “Cumberland Gap” and “Hope the Highroad” find Jason and his bandmates going back to their rock roots full force.

The new studio album will reunite Jason will his band, the 400 Unit (Derry deBorja, Chad Gamble, Jimbo Hart, Amanda Shires and Sadler Vaden), for their first project together since 2011’s Here We Rest.

Dave Cobb, who produced Jason’s previous albums, Southeastern (2013) and Something More Than Free (2015), will also helm The Nashville Sound.

After his five Ryman shows in October, Jason will head across the pond to perform concerts in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Jason Isbell’s U.S. Tour

Month Date Location Venue Support Tickets?
May 4 Springfield, MO The Gilloz Theatre Strand of Oaks Sold Out
  5 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre Strand of Oaks  
  6 Peoria, IL Limelight Strand of Oaks Sold Out
  12 Florence, AL Shoals Community Theatre   Sold Out
June 17 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Amanda Shires Sold Out
  18 Raleigh, NC North Carolina Museum of Art Amanda Shires Sold Out
  19 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore Philadelphia Amanda Shires  
  22 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Amanda Shires  
  23 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Mountain Goats
  24 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Mountain Goats  
  26 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall Mountain Goats  
  27 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Mountain Goats  
  29 Canandaigua, NY Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center Iron & Wine
  30 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion Mountain Goats  
July 1 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Mountain Goats  
  2 Huber Heights, OH Rose Music Center at the Heights Mountain Goats  
  5 Papillion, NE Sumtur Amphitheatre Mountain Goats  
  7 St. Paul, MN The Palace Theatre Mountain Goats Sold Out
  11 Sioux Falls, SD The Washington Pavilion Mountain Goats  
  12 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House Mountain Goats  
  14 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theater Mountain Goats  
  15 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theater Amanda Shires  
  16 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theater Amanda Shires  
  18 Houston, TX Revention Music Center Amanda Shires  
  19 Jackson, MS Thalia Mara Hall Amanda Shires  
  21 Miami Beach, FL The Fillmore Strand of Oaks  
  22 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre Strand of Oaks  
  23 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center Strand of Oaks  
Aug. 20 Shreveport, LA Shreveport Municipal Auditorium Amanda Shires  
  22 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom Amanda Shires  
  25 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center Amanda Shires  
  27 Columbus, OH Ohio Theatre Amanda Shires  
  29 Toronto, ON Massey Hall Amanda Shires  
  30 Akron, OH Goodyear Theater Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls  
Sep. 1 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls  
  2 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls  
  5 Moorhead, MN Bluestem Center for the Arts Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls  
  7 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls  
  8 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden Amphitheater Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls  
  9 Missoula, MT The Wilma Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls  
  11 Portland, OR Keller Auditorium Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls  
  12 Seattle, WA The Paramount Theatre Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls  
  15 Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls  
  16 Oakland, CA Fox Theater Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls  
  17 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls  
  20 Tucson, AZ The Rialto Theatre Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls  
  23 Dallas, TX Bomb Factory Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls  
  24 Oklahoma City, OK Criterion Theater Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls  
  26 Baton Rouge, LA River Center Performing Arts Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls  
  27 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls  
  29 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls  
  30 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls  
Oct. 10 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium   Sold Out
  11 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium   Sold Out
  13 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium   Sold Out
  14 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium   Sold Out
  15 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium   Sold Out

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