The group's impressive run of 20-straight sellouts at the Mother Church since 2014 could grow by seven this year thanks to an added date to the usual duo of three-night stands. This year's dates land on October 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25 and 26.
No word yet on opening acts, but if past years are any indication, Isbell will invite more than his fellow Americana heavy-hitters. Last year's support came from not just Molly Tuttle and 400 Unit member Amanda Shires but also Nashville garage-punks Bully and Diarrhea Planet.
Last October also coincided with the release of the band's Live at The Ryman album—a compilation of tracks from a six-night residency in 2017. This fall, the group's first two albums, its 2009 self-titled debut and 2011's Here We Rest, will be reissued. Both have been remastered by longtime Isbell collaborator Dave Cobb.
These announced dates guarantee that October will be a busy month for Isbell, his band and his traveling fan base. On Oct. 5, he hosts ShoalsFest, an Oct. 5 event in his hometown of Florence, Alabama, featuring Shires, Sheryl Crow and Mavis Staples.
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