Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell has announced 12 additional tour dates to his lengthy slate of winter concert performances supporting his most recent album release Something More Than Free.
The southern rocker from Alabama will perform in the Northeast for three shows of the tour. On Thursday, Feb. 25, Isbell will play at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Two nights later, the guitarist will take his talents to the House of Blues in Boston for a Feb. 27 show. On Feb. 29, Isbell will play for our northern neighbors with a Leap Day concert at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall.
Although best known as a solo artist, Isbell has been accompanied by his band The 400 Unit, featuring fellow instrumentalists from Alabama. Joining him onstage for the tour are guitarist Sadler Vaden, bassist Jimbo Hart, keyboardist Derry DeBorja and drummer Chad Gamble.
Something More Than Free is the fifth solo record from Isbell, and it has been very successful. The record debuted in July as a No. 1 album in Billboard’s rock, folk and country charts.
Isbell has said that Neil Young is a major influence on his music, and he regularly performs Young’s songs in concerts, adding a Southern panache to some of the Canadian’s folk classics. In a 2011 interview with Charleston City Paper, Young also cited Jackson Browne and Randy Newman as influences, particularly on the songwriting front.
Isbell’s winter tour begins on Oct. 1 in Lexington, Kentucky, and includes shows in more than 50 cities, including three weeks in Europe in January. The most recently added tour dates, listed below, span from Feb. 11 to Mar. 5.