Indie rocker Father John Misty and alt-country group Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit have teamed up for a co-headlining tour this June.
The month-long outing will kick-off June 6 in San Diego, California. Throughout the jaunt, they’ll make stops in cities like Detroit, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Richmond, and Houston before wrapping-up in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 29. Jade Bird and Erin Rae will open the show, varying per date.
As pointed out by Consequence of Sound, Father John Misty mentioned Jason Isbell on his latest album, God’s Favorite Customer last year. The track, “Mr. Tillman,” includes the line “Jason Isbell’s here as well and he seemed a little worried about you.” Isbell referred to the lyric on Twitter, joking about the encounter.
I ran into Father John Misty in a hotel once and it seemed inconsequential at the time but https://t.co/kwTsokV8kB
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) April 28, 2018
Now, it seems like the encounter could have led to a friendship, and even, a tour.
Father John Misty will be touring in support of 2018’s God’s Favorite Customer, which includes tracks “Please Don’t Die,” “Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All,” and “Mr. Tillman.” The LP follows 2017’s Pure Comedy and I Love You, Honeybear from 2015. The 2016 single “Real Love Baby” has garnered over 40 million streams since its release.
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit released The Nashville Sound in 2017, and last year, they dropped a live record. Live from the Ryman includes hits “Flagship,” “Last of My Kind,” “Cumberland Gap,” and “Cover Me Up.” In late 2018, they teamed up with David Crosby for the track “Wooden Ships.”
Check out the duo’s full list of upcoming tour dates below.
Father John Misty & Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit Tour 2019
06/06 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater
06/07 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
06/08 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
06/09 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
06/11 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park Concerts
06/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
06/15 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
06/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilion
06/17 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
06/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival
06/20 – Canandaigua, NY @ Constellations Brands – Marvin Sands Pavilion
06/21 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
06/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Metropolitan Opera House
06/24 – Richmond, VA @ Altria Theater
06/25 – Cary, NC @ Booth Amphitheatre
06/27 – Irving, TX @ Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
06/28 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
06/29 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center