Jason Isbell, James McMurtry Team for Winter 2018 Tour Dates
Isbell and his band the 400 Unit, along with Murtry, will launch a two-month tour in January of 2018. As reported by Rolling Stone, the men will make stops in a total of 22 cities, including Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dallas, Texas; Milwaukee, Wis.; Albany, N.Y.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Baltimore, Md.; and Atlanta, Ga. The tour is scheduled to conclude in the middle of February in Charleston, W.V.; a complete list of stops can be seen below.
"James McMurtry is one of my very few favorite songwriters on Earth," Isbell tells Rolling Stone. "[He] has that rare gift of being able to make a listener laugh out loud at one line and choke up at the next. I don't think anybody writes better lyrics."
Isbell and McMurtry's 2018 tour dates won't be the first time the pair has toured together: In 2011, Isbell and McMurtry were labelmates, at Lightning Rod Records, and went out on the road together.
Isbell and the 400 Unit released a new studio album, The Nashville Sound, back in June. They recently completed a multi-night residency at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. McMurtry's latest album, Complicated Game, was released in 2015.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and James McMurtry, 2018 Tour Dates:
Jan. 4 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Criterion
Jan. 5 – Dallas, Texas @ Bomb Factory
Jan. 6 – Baton Rouge, La. @ River Center Performing Arts
Jan. 7 – Mobile, Ala. @ Saenger Theatre
Jan. 18-20 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Alabama Theatre
Jan. 21 – Little Rock, Ark. @ Robinson Center
Jan. 23 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa @ Paramount Theatre
Jan. 24 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Riverside Theatre
Jan. 27 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Murat
Jan. 29 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Heinz Hall
Jan. 30 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ UB Center for the Arts
Jan. 31 – Albany, N.Y. @ Palace Theatre
Feb. 2 – Providence, R.I. @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Feb. 3 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Kings Theatre
Feb. 5 – Red Bank, N.J. @ Count Basie Theatre
Feb. 6 – Baltimore, Md. @ Modell Lyric
Feb. 8-9 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Fox Theatre
Feb. 10-11 – Durham, N.C. @ Durham Performing Arts Center
Feb. 13 – Ithaca, N.Y. @ State Theatre
Feb. 14 – Reading, Pa. @ Santander Performing Arts Center
Feb. 16 – Richmond, Va. @ Altria Theater
Feb. 17 – Charleston, W.V. @ Municipal Auditorium
See Photos From Jason Isbell's 2017 Tour