Last we heard from locally residing alt. country crooner Jason Isbell was back in February, when he was tossing jokers out of his show and vowing not to play Arizona if Gov. Jan Brewer didn't straighten up and fly right. Well, good news for fans of the no-shit-taking former Drive-By Trucker: He's doing a two-night stand at Nashville's Mother Church on Oct. 24 and 25.
Last time Isbell played the Ryman, it was for a measly one night on the heels of releasing last year's acclaimed Southeastern. This go-round, he'll be bringing some pals to support him: On Oct. 24, his wife Amanda Shires — a heralded performer in her own right — will open, and on Oct. 25, Isbell's fellow native Alabamans, the soul-shakin' St. Paul and the Broken Bones, will provide support. Tickets for both nights go on sale Friday, April 11, at 10 a.m. via this link. For what it's worth, Gov. Brewer did indeed veto the controversial SB 1062 bill (the "anti-gay" bill), but there isn't an Arizona date slated on Isbell's upcoming tour.
Man. That's a hell of a lot of tour dates.