Isbell, Father John tour together
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
– Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit and Father John Misty will co-headline a national tour that will run throughout June.
The tour will begin on June 5 in San Diego, with stops that include Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Dallas and Houston before wrapping up in Tulsa, Okla. on June 29. Support will come from Jade Bird (June 6-25) and Erin Rae (June 27-29).
Four-time Grammy Award winner, Isbell and The 400 Unit are touring in support of their album "The Nashville Sound" (winner of Grammys for Best Americana and Best American Roots Song for "If We Were Vampires"). The 400 Unit is Derry deBorja (keyboards), Chad Gamble (drums), Jimbo Hart (bass), Sadler Vaden (guitar) and Amanda Shires (fiddle).
Father John Misty is currently supporting "God's Favorite Customer," his release from 2018.
Pre-sale tickets begins Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. local time. The fan pre-sale code is "FJMISBELL." Tickets will then go on sale to the general public Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. local time..
Tour dates are:
June 6 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater*
June 7 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl*
June 8 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre*
June 9 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater*
June 11 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park Concerts*
June 14 - Minneapolis, MN - The Armory*
June 15 - Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island*
June 16 - Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Pavilion*
June 17 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre*
June 19 - Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival*
June 20 - Canandaigua, NY - Constellations Brands - Marvin Sands Pavilion*
June 21 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion*
June 22 - Philadelphia, PA - Metropolitan Opera House*
June 24 - Richmond, VA - Altria Theater*
June 25 - Cary, NC - Booth Amphitheatre*
June 27 - Irving, TX - Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory**
June 28 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall - Lawn**
June 29 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center**
* with Jade Bird
** with Erin Rae
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