Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit slates tour dates
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Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit slates tour dates

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 – Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit announced Tuesday their first tour in support of their new self-titled album dropping Feb. 17, 2009 on Lightning Rod Records. Presented by Paste Magazine, the tour will begin in Birmingham, Ala. on Feb. 12 and continue through the band's mid-March SXSW showcase in Austin. Benji Hughes, Deer Tick, and Sons of Roswell will support select dates.

Tour dates are:
Thursday Feb. 12 Birmingham, AL Workplay
Saturday Feb. 14 Florence, AL Shoals Theater
Tuesday Feb. 17 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
Wednesday Feb. 18 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Friday Feb. 20 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
Saturday Feb. 21 Richmond, VA The National
Sunday Feb. 22 Harrisonburg, VA The Pub
Tuesday Feb. 24 Boston, MA TT the Bears
Thursday Feb. 26 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Friday Feb. 27 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
Saturday Feb. 28 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe
Sunday March 1 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Monday March 2 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
Wednesday March 4 Toronto, ONT Horseshoe Tavern
Thursday March 5 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
Friday March 6 Columbus, OH The Rumba Cafe
Saturday March 7 Cincinnati, OH Southgate House
Sunday March 8 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Friday March 13 Louisville, KY Headliner's
Saturday March 14 Nashville, TN The Mercy Lounge
Wednesday March 18 - 22 Austin, TX SXSW

Sons of Roswell support Feb. 12 and 14
Benji Hughes supports Feb. 17-22 and March 8
Deer Tick supports Feb. 24, Feb. 27-March 14

Isbell, a former member of the Drive-By Truckers, released a previous solo disc on New West Records.


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