Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit are coming to Salem in August. The Grammy Award winning group will make it first appearance at the historic Salem Civic Center on Wednesday, August 9.
Isbell, who began his professional music career with the Drive By Truckers, is one of the most respected and celebrated songwriters of his generation. His Salem stop will take place near the end of a lengthy North American tour that beings on March 6.
Isbell is one of the kings of the Americana music movement. He has won nine Americana Music Awards and four Grammys since beginning his solo career in 2007. His Salem stop will feature rising artists S.G. Goodman as the opening act.
The tour coincides with the release of the brand-new album, Weathervanes, which is being described as a collection of grown-up songs. The record features songs about adult love, about change, about the danger of nostalgia and the interrogation of myths, about cruelty and regret and redemption. Some will make you cry alone in your car and others will make you sing along with thousands of strangers in a big summer pavilion, united in the great miracle of being alive. Isbell is a storyteller at the peak of his craft, observing his fellow wanderers, looking inside and trying to understand, reducing a universe to four minutes.
“There is something about boundaries on this record,” said Isbell. “As you mature, you still attempt to keep the ability to love somebody fully and completely while you’re growing into an adult and learning how to love yourself.”
JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT
Wednesday, August 9 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $47.50, $62.50, $87.50 & $132.50
VIP Parking - $10.00
Additional Parking: FREE
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 24 at 10:00 am
Tickets can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center Box Office
Monday through Friday from 8 am – 5 pm and online anytime at www.ticketmaster.com