It was a rough weekend for former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell, who along with his band, The 400 Unit, were victims of theft here in Dallas. It wasn't petty either. They lost their van and trailer, which, according to the band's publicist, was sitting outside the Holiday Inn Express by Love Field Airport after the band's performance at The Granada Theater on Friday night.
The trailer stored all the band's instruments and gear, including a red Gretsch set of drums, an upright bass, and a number of other expensive guitars. Luckily, the band is off until after Thanksgiving, and won't need to borrow equipment in the mean time. And, despite the loss, Isbell seems to be in good spirits, posting "I was really hoping I'd eventually get to set fire to that damn van myself," and "Dallas to Nashville. Travelin' light, though not by choice," to his Facebook wall.
The band is asking Dallas folks to be on the lookout for the stolen gear. A list of it follows after the jump.
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Update 11/16, 1:51 p.m: According to Jason Isbell's Twitter feed, the van's been found. Details forthcoming.