Jason Isbell with Deer Tick Australian Tour 2018

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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Announce 2018 Australian Dates

Deer Tick To Support

 

Love Police today announced the return of two key players from the fertile US Americana scene, with Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and Deer Tick returning to Australia for a joint tour next March.

The career of Jason Isbell has transformed from being third-string singer-songwriter in legendary Southern rockers Drive-By Truckers to one of the most revered voices on the Americana circuit.  His breakthrough album Southeastern (2013) was a landmark, cathartic release which will stand the test of time.  It was our best album of the year.

Influenced by the soul music so intrinsically tied to his homeland of Northern Alabama as well as the more traditional country and folk staples, the songwriting of Isbell is rich and powerful and disarmingly expressive.  American Songwriter Magazine recently espoused, “There’s no better songwriter on the planet at the moment, no one operating with the same depth, eloquence or feeling”. Backed by his road-hardened band The 400 Unit, Isbell is one of the most sought-after acts on the road today, performing some of the finest songs penned in the last decade.

His recent sixth solo album The Nashville Sound debuted at #4 on the US Billboard 200 chart, also topping the US Country, US Folk and US Rock charts (as did its 2015 predecessor Something More Than Free).  The latter also scored Isbell twin Grammys for Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song (for the single “24 Frames”), as well as taking home Album Of The Year at the prestigious Americana Music Honors and Awards ceremony.

 

Deer Tick

 

Providence, Rhode Island four-piece Deer Tick are another band who’ve been galvanised by years traversing the highways and byways of America, honing their craft for well over a decade to become one of the most respected acts on the highly-competitive American scene.

Having long straddled the divide between country-rock and straight-out rock’n’roll, Deer Tick’s most recent pair of releases Vol 1 and Vol 2 (their sixth and seventh albums respectively, released concurrently earlier this year) showcase the band’s polished complex sound, Vol 1 focussing on the band’s softer Americana tendencies while Vol 2 flexes it muscles to showcase the band’s more punk-inspired, garage rock leanings.

Neither of these acts are strangers to Australian shores – this being Jason Isbell’s fifth time Down Under and Deer Tick’s second – but together they present a potent roots-rock double bill around.  Tour dates and ticketing links are below.

 

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit/Deer Tick Australian Tour 2018

24 Mar – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets:  http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/event/13005369DF49B35F?did=pre

25 Mar – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=JASONISB18

 

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Author: Rob Dickens

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