Jason Isbell, James McMurtry Team for Winter 2018 Tour Dates
Americana powers, unite! James McMurtry is joining Jason Isbell on tour in 2018.
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