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Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit announce new album Reunions, massive tour

Check out the first single, "Be Afraid"

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Jason Isbell, photo by Ben Kaye
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    Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit are set to return with their first album in three years. Dubbed Reunions, it’s due out May 15th via Isbell’s own Southeastern record label.

    Reunions serves as the follow-up to The Nashville Sound from 2017 and sees Isbell hitting the studio once again with producer Dave Cobb. Nashville native Cobb is also known for his work with Sturgill Simpson and The Highwomen, the supergroup that features Isbell’s wife, Amanda Shires.

    The new album is comprised of 10 tracks recorded with Isbell’s band of Derry deBorja (piano, keyboard, organ, omnichord), Chad Gamble (drums, tambourine), Jimbo Hart (bass), and Sadler Vaden (acoustic guitar, electric guitar). Additionally, David Crosby and Jay Buchanan (Rival Sons) contributed background vocals, while Shires played fiddle.

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    As an early preview, Isbell is sharing lead single “Be Afraid”, a rallying number about the importance of speaking up. “We don’t take requests, we won’t shut up and sing/ Tell the truth enough you’ll find it rhymes with everything,” Isbell exclaims with noticeable conviction. Hear it for yourself below.

    In support of the new album, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit will soon embark on a lengthy US tour. With dates running from late February until mid-November, the itinerary includes shows alongside Crosby, Strand of Oaks, Lucinda Williams, Chris Stapleton, and more. Get tickets here.

    While Isbell hasn’t put out new material of his own in some time, he has collaborated with folks like Sheryl Crow, Strand of Oaks, and Josh Ritter, and memorably contributed to the soundtrack for A Star is Born as well as The Highwomen’s self-titled debut. He  performed with the group during their limited numbers of shows, and also hit the road with Father John Misty last year.

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    Reunions Tracklist:
    01. What I’ve Done to Help
    02. Dreamsicle
    03. Only Children
    04. Overseas
    05. Running with Our Eyes Closed
    06. River
    07. Be Afraid
    08. St. Peter’s Autograph
    09. It Gets Easier
    10. Letting You Go

    Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit 2020 Tour Dates:
    02/29 – Tempe, AZ @ Innings Festival
    03/26 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Music Festival
    03/27 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
    03/28 – Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre
    03/29 – Montgomery, AL @ Montgomery Performing Arts Center
    05/22 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
    05/29 – Bethel, NY @ Mountain Jam
    06/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Met Opera House *
    06/04 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap †
    06/05 – New York, NY @ Rooftop at Pier 17 †
    06/06 – New York, NY @ Rooftop at Pier 17 †
    06/08 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center ‡
    06/09 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center ‡
    06/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Coca-Cola Roxy *
    06/12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Coca-Cola Roxy *
    06/13 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
    06/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater *
    06/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory *
    06/20 – East Moline, IL @ Rust Belt *
    06/21 – St. Louis, MO @ The Stifel Theatre *
    06/23 – Grand Rapids, MI @ DeVos Performance Hall *
    06/25 – Toronto, ON @ Meridian Hall *
    06/26 – Moon Township, PA @ UPMC Events Center *
    06/27 – Williamsburg, VA @ Williamsburg Live at DeWitt Museum Lawn
    06/28 – Boone, NC @ Schafer Center for the Performing Arts
    07/18-19 — Whitefish, MT @ Under The Big Sky Festival
    07/20 – Vancouver, BC @ The Orpheum #
    07/21 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre #
    07/22 – Portland, OR @ Theater of the Clouds #
    07/24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theatre #
    07/25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theatre #
    07/26 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl #
    07/28 – San Diego, CA @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay #
    07/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre #
    07/31 – Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort #
    08/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Eccles Theater #
    08/02 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks +
    08/04 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater#
    08/05 – Little Rock, AR @First Security Amphitheater#
    08/07 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater#
    08/08 – Austin TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater#
    08/09 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory#
    08/20 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Danny Sanford Premier Center $
    08/29 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
    09/11-13 Bristol, TN @ Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
    11/06 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
    11/07 – Stockholm, SE @ Stockholm Waterfront
    11/08 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
    11/10 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
    11/11 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    11/14 – Antwerp, BE @ De Roma
    11/15 – Koln, DE @ Gloria
    11/17 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
    11/18 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
    11/19 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre

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    * = w/ Strand of Oaks
    † = w/ David Crosby & Friends
    ‡ = w/ The War & Treaty
    # = w/ Billy Strings
    + = w/ Lucinda Williams
    $ = w/ Chris Stapleton, The Highwomen, and  and The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell

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