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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit announce October UK tour

A new album is coming this year too.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Credit: Southeastern Records

Jason Isbell and his band the 400 Unit will be heading over to the UK this October for 5 live dates.

Part of Jason’s European tour, the dates will follow the singer-songwriter’s extensive US summer tour. The UK leg will kick off in Manchester on 25th October and make stops in Glasgow, Brighton, London and Birmingham.

Jason is currently putting the finishing touches to his new album, the follow-up to the Grammy Award winning 2015 release Something More Than Free. The album was recorded at the legendary RCA Studio A in Nashville with Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb returning as producer.

It will be the first Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit album since 2011’s Here We Rest.

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The 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.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit will release the special vinyl only Live from Welcome To 1979 for Record Store Day on 22nd April 2017. It will feature six songs, five of which are covers.

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.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, with support from Tift Merritt, will play the following UK dates:

October

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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 on Friday 17th February 2017. Watch a teaser clip for the new album below:

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