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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s “Reunions” out May 15, lead track “Be Afraid” debuts today



Album artworkGrammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Jason Isbell and his band the 400 Unit will release their highly anticipated new album, Reunions, May 15 via Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers (pre-order here). Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, the album features 10 new songs written by Isbell including album track, “Be Afraid,” which is debuting today. Listen/share HERE.
Reunions is Isbell’s seventh full-length studio album and the fourth released with his band, the 400 Unit: Derry deBorja (piano, keyboard, organ, omnichord), Chad Gamble (drums, tambourine), Jimbo Hart (bass), Amanda Shires (fiddle) and Sadler Vaden (acoustic guitar, electric guitar). The new album also includes background vocals from special guests David Crosby (Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Byrds) and Jay Buchanan (Rival Sons).
Of the release, Isbell shares, “There are a lot of ghosts on this album. Sometimes the songs are about the ghosts of people who aren’t around anymore, but they’re also about who I used to be, the ghost of myself. I found myself writing songs that I wanted to write fifteen years ago, but in those days, I hadn’t written enough songs to know how to do it yet. Just now have I been able to pull it off to my own satisfaction. In that sense it’s a reunion with the me I was back then.”

photo credit: ­­­Alysse Gafkjen
In celebration of the release, the band will tour extensively throughout 2020 including stops at Philadelphia’s Met Opera House, New York’s Rooftop at Pier 17 (two nights), Atlanta’s The Coca-Cola Roxy (two nights), Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, San Francisco’s The Warfield Theatre (two nights), Los Angeles’ The Greek Theatre, Morrison’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Austin’s ACL Live at the Moody Theater (two nights) among several others. Tickets for the newly confirmed dates go on-sale this Friday, February 14 at 10:00am local time, unless otherwise noted. See below for complete details.
Originally from Green Hill, Alabama and now based in Nashville, Isbell is a four-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist and is widely renowned as one of the greatest songwriters of his generation. Garnering immense critical acclaim throughout his career, NPR Music calls him, “one of the finest singer-songwriters working at the intersection of folk, country and rock today,” and continues, “his songs have an exquisite, rawboned realism and deeply embedded class-consciousness,” while American Songwriter declares, “There’s no better songwriter on the planet at this moment, no one operating with the same depth, eloquence or feeling” and USA Today proclaims, “he has developed into one of the great American songwriters…in a world where most pop songs are lies, Isbell is determined to find truth.”
Since the release of his breakthrough solo album, Southeastern, in 2013, Isbell has won four GRAMMY Awards, nine Americana Music Association Awards and was selected as the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s official 2017 Artist-in-Residence. Most recently, Isbell became a member of the acclaimed collaborative movement The Highwomen (fronted by fellow members Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires) and wrote “Maybe It’s Time”—featured in the award-winning 2018 film, A Star Is Born.

1. What’ve I Done To Help
2. Dreamsicle
3. Only Children
4. Overseas
5. Running With Our Eyes Closed
6. River
7. Be Afraid
8. St. Peter’s Autograph
9. It Gets Easier
10. Letting You Go

February 29—Tempe, AZ—Innings Festival
March 26—Savannah, GA—Savannah Music Festival
March 27—St. Augustine, FL—St. Augustine Amphitheatre
March 28—Mobile, AL—Saenger Theatre
March 29—Montgomery, AL—Montgomery Performing Arts Center
May 22—Boston, MA—Boston Calling
May 29—Bethel, NY—Mountain Jam
June 3—Philadelphia, PA—Met Opera House*
June 4—Vienna, VA—Wolf Trap†
June 5—New York, NY—Rooftop at Pier 17†
June 6—New York, NY—Rooftop at Pier 17†
June 8—Durham, NC—Durham Performing Arts Center‡
June 9—Durham, NC—Durham Performing Arts Center‡
June 11—Atlanta, GA—The Coca-Cola Roxy*
June 12—Atlanta, GA—The Coca-Cola Roxy*
June 13—Manchester, TN—Bonnaroo
June 18—Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theater*
June 19—Minneapolis, MN—The Armory*
June 20—East Moline, IL—Rust Belt*
June 21—St. Louis, MO—The Stifel Theatre*
June 23—Grand Rapids, MI—DeVos Performance Hall*
June 25—Toronto, ON—Meridian Hall*
June 26—Moon Township, PA—UPMC Events Center*
June 27—Williamsburg, VA—Williamsburg Live at DeWitt Museum Lawn
June 28—Boone, NC—Schafer Center for the Performing Arts (on-sale TBA)
July 18-19—Whitefish, MT—Under The Big Sky Festival
July 20—Vancouver, BC—The Orpheum#
July 21—Seattle, WA—Paramount Theatre#
July 22—Portland, OR—Theater of the Clouds#
July 24—San Francisco, CA—The Warfield Theatre#
July 25—San Francisco, CA—The Warfield Theatre#
July 26—Santa Barbara, CA—Santa Barbara Bowl# (on-sale February 14 at 12:00pm local time)
July 28—San Diego, CA—Humphreys Concerts By The Bay#
July 29—Los Angeles, CA—The Greek Theatre#
July 31—Reno, NV—Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort#
August 1—Salt Lake City, UT—Eccles Theater#
August 2—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks+
August 4—Bonner Springs, KS—Providence Medical Center Amphitheater#
August 5—Little Rock, AR—First Security Amphitheater#
August 7—Austin, TX—ACL Live at the Moody Theater#
August 8—Austin TX—ACL Live at the Moody Theater#
August 9—Dallas, TX—Bomb Factory#
August 29—Chicago, IL—Wrigley Field
September 11-13—Bristol, TN—Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
November 6—Oslo, Norway—Spektrum
November 7—Stockholm, Sweden—Stockholm Waterfront
November 8—Copenhagen, Denmark—Vega
November 10—Berlin, Germany—Festsaal Kreuzberg
November 11—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Paradiso
November 14—Antwerp, Belgium—De Roma
November 15—Koln, Germany—Gloria
November 17—London, UK—Eventim Apollo
November 18—Manchester, UK—Albert Hall
November 19—Dublin, Ireland—Olympia Theatre
*with Strand of Oaks
†with David Crosby & Friends
‡with The War & Treaty
#with Billy Strings
+with Lucinda Williams
BOLD on-sale this Friday, February 14 at 10:00am local time

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