Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit announce spring tour

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit have announced dates for their 2011 Spring Tour in support of their upcoming new album Here We Rest, set for release on April 12th on Lightning Rod Records. The tour crosses the U.S. from March 12th through April 23rd, including a performance at South By Southwest in Austin, TX on March 17th.

Here We Rest is the second album from Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, and Isbell’s third. Their 2009 self-titled debut received high praise from the press, including Rolling Stone, Spin, Paste, Details, Washington Post and many more. Blurt gave the album at 10 out of 10 rating and said,  “From the playing to the arrangements to the lyrical depth of emotion on display, not to mention the rich Southern soul vibe coaxed from the if-walls-could-talk confines of Muscle Shoals’ Fame Studios, this eponymous platter is a scorcher.”

An Alabama native, Isbell comes from a tradition of Southern music. His thoughtful songwriting and warm, soulful voice are genuine, natural abilities that shine through in his songs, which blossom with the 400 Unit – keyboardist Derry deBorja, guitarist Browan Lollar, drummer Chad Gamble and bassist Jimbo Hart.

2011 Spring Tour Dates

March 12 – Destin, FL – Harbor Docks

March 15 – Baton Rouge, LA – Manship Theater Studio

March 17 – Austin, TX – SXSW

March 18 – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger Joint

March 19 – Alexandria, LA – Spirits Food & Friends

April 8 – Florence, AL – Shoals Theater

April 9 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco

*April 13 – Greeneville, SC – The Handlebar

April 14 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl

*April 15 – Louisville, KY – Headliners

*April 19 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater

*April 20 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater

*April 21 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live

*April 22 – New York City, NY – Bowery Ballroom

*April 23 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

* Co-headlining bill with Hayes Carll