Two-time Grammy® Award winner Jason Isbell and his mighty band, the 400 Unit, have announced Spring 2018 tour dates in support of their highly acclaimed album The Nashville Sound (Southeastern Records). The tour will come to the Peace Center on Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m., with special guest Richard Thompson.
The Nashville Sound has been nominated for two 2018 Grammy Awards – Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song (“If We Were Vampires”). The independently released album has gone on to sell more than 120,000 copies.
Following its release, The Nashville Sound received great support from the press. Feature coverage ranged from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and Garden & Gun, to NPR Morning Edition, Huffington Post andMen’s Journal. Isbell was the subject of a November Q&A in Vanity Fair. In 2017, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and CBS SaturdayMorning, along with feature segments on PBS Newshour and CBS This Morning. The group recently taped their second appearance of Austin City Limits, which is scheduled to begin airing nationally on Jan. 13.
The Nashville Sound is the follow up to 2015’s critically acclaimed Something More Than Free, which won Grammy Awards for Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song (“24 Frames”).
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit features Isbell (guitar) Derry deBorja (keyboards), Chad Gamble (drums), Jimbo Hart (bass), Amanda Shires (fiddle) and Sadler Vaden (guitar). Years of touring and packing venues in the United States and abroad have galvanized this group of fantastic musicians and made them one of strongest acts on the road today.
Tickets for the Friday, April 20, 8 p.m. performance by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit are $45-$75 and may be purchased by calling 864.467.3000 or 800.888.7768, in person at the Peace Center Box Office or online at www.peacecenter.org. Tickets go on sale to Peacekeepers on Thursday, Jan. 11, and on sale to the public on Friday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m. Handling fees will apply to phone and online sales.
For more information about the Peace Center and its upcoming events, visit www.peacecenter.org.