In the category of “Dude, that’s not cool!” we’ve received breaking news from Twang Nation and Jason Isbell’s MySpace page. Apparently the band’s been on the receiving end of some unfortunate events. In short, some ass hat stole broke into the band’s van and stole some equipment. To add salt to the wound, word has it that Isbell’s drummer quit. To the rescue, New West allegedly helped to fly in Son Volt’s drummer and the band will carry on. Join us in wishing Isbell and the 400 Unit the best on the remainder of the tour.
Dear fans and friends,
Leading up to the California shows, Jason had been under the weather with the flu. As the cold worsened, it became apparent that, in the best interest of Jason’s health, Jason and the 400 Unit would not be able to play Vault 350 in Long Beach.
Having taken a day off to recuperate, Jason and the 400 Unit regained positive momentum with great fan support in Los Angeles and San Francisco. It was after the San Francisco show that life threw its next unexpected punch.
On the morning of Monday, January 28, the guys discovered that their van had been forcibly broken into and that much of their gear had been stolen, including four guitars, a drum kit, an accordion, and a laptop computer. Considering the technical and emotional deflation that they experienced, the guys were left with no choice but to cancel the scheduled in-store performance at Dimple and evening show at Harlow’s in Sacramento.
Now, with a repaired van window, replacement gear on the way, and Portland, Oregon on the horizon, Jason and the 400 Unit continue to forage ahead.
For the canceled shows and appearances we sincerely apologize, and we greatly appreciate your understanding. As Jason and the 400 Unit roll into your hometown, greet them with cheers and energy, as your undying support will be vital to their success in this otherwise trying time.
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