Jason Isbell Expands Tour With New String of Dates

Performer announces several shows in August and September to support new album 'The Nashville Sound'

Jason Isbell has added a series of shows in August in September to support his new album 'The Nashville Sound.' Credit: Erika Goldring/FilmMagic

Jason Isbell is gearing up to release his new album The Nashville Sound this summer, but his attention is already getting focused well into the future. The Alabama native hits the road next month with his band the 400 Unit, and today he's added another two month's worth of shows to his tour itinerary with backing from his spouse Amanda Shires, as well as Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls.

The tour starts with a handful of shows in May but doesn't really get busy until just after The Nashville Sound's June 16th release date. Today's announcement adds a second leg to the tour that follows a month-long break, with the new shows kicking off in Shreveport, Louisiana at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium on August 20th. The 21 new dates, spread between August and September, take place mostly in the Midwest and South with a detour to the West coast, including a September 17th visit to the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.

Isbell will play back-to-back nights at Chicago Theater as well as Charlotte, North Carolina's Ovens Auditorium, which will wrap up the newly announced run of shows. He'll then head to Nashville for a five-night residency at Ryman Auditorium, for which all the shows sold out in under two hours.

While he's on the road, Isbell and the 400 Unit will also be making a handful of network TV appearances, including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS Saturday Morning, and his first-ever appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. The Nashville Sound is the follow-up to 2015's acclaimed Something More Than Free and sees him reunited with that album's producer, Grammy winner Dave Cobb.

The full list of Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit's 2017 tour dates:

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