Normally when a band releases an album - they play a big record release show to celebrate their accomplishment with fans ... well - things definitely aren't normal these days ... So when the release date Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit's new album Reunions came (May 15, 2020) - Jason decided to adapt to the "new normal" and play a record release concert anyway ... so what does that mean?
Isbell, along with his wife Amanda Shires (who is part of the 400 Unit) showed up to the Brooklyn Bowl music venue in Nashville and performed the new album in its entirety
But one thing was missing - kind of - an audience. To comply with social distancing guidelines, Isbell invited fans to join them at the show via Zoom. Their screens were shared on screens throughout the venue and even unmuted after each song so Isbell and Shires could hear their applause
Isbell commented during the show- which you can stream below -
“Hey everybody I see y’all ... This crowd is ready.”
Apparently the crowd was so into it - they got an encore from the duo ... who performed Cover Me Up and a cover of Warren Zevon's Mutineer.
Is this the new normal?
Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires Live at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville | 5/15/20 | Relix