All the way back in May, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires released a new album called Reunions. The two singers premiered the album during a tamped down live stream concert at the famous Nashville Brooklyn Bowl.
Now, on New Year’s eve Isbell, Shires, and the 400 Unit are returning to the venue to play another live stream concert. The event is happening on December 31 at 8 p.m, central time. Additionally, the gig will be playing on Fans.com.
Isbell and his band are performing a full concert for the first time since late February in Tempe, Arizona. This also marks the second year in a row that Isbell will perform on New Year’s eve. Certainly, this is a welcome tradition for Isbell fans all over the world.
Bringing in 2020, Isbell and 400 Unit sang at “Music City Midnight” in Nashville. However, this year, if you live in Nashville, the event will actually air on a local news channel, WTVF-NewsChannel 5.
For the people not living in Nashville, tickets start at $25. But there is also another package that includes the concert and a special poster from the event, which costs $55.
Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires Keep Busy This Year
Even though the pandemic has been hard for artists to perform live for fans, Isbell and 400 Unit are re-inventing the wheel. In October, the band did a series of socially distanced, short outdoor shows in Tennessee. The band performed at the Caverns in Pelham, TN.
Additionally, Shires also has been finding new ways to give fans live entertainment. She has been doing a web series called “I So Lounging” with her husband playing guitar.
Additionally, Isbell collaborated with Barry Gib to create the song “Words of a Fool.” He is certainly staying busy during the quarantine. The song is part of a larger project on the Bee Gee’s upcoming album Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook.
Despite Isbell and Shires’ prominence in country music, the couple made history in November. Citing a lack of recognition during the CMA Awards for country legends John Prine, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Billy Joe Shaver, the couple returned their CMA membership cards.
[H/T Rolling Stones]