MMJ At Radio City/Album Details

AN EVENING WITH MY MORNING JACKET
MMJ To Play First Show At Legendary Radio City Music Hall June 20

"My Morning Jacket has become America's best live rock 'n' roll band." -Magnet, Fall 2007

My Morning Jacket
On Friday June 20th, My Morning Jacket will, for the first time, headline a performance at New York's Radio City Music Hall. An Evening With My Morning Jacket promises to be both a satisfying experience for the long-time fan and certainly a comprehensive introduction to the uninitiated. This is their only scheduled area appearance, and the classic art-deco majesty of the venue will surely amplify the band's already ethereal stage presence.

It's been almost a decade since My Morning Jacket formed in Louisville, Kentucky. From their inception, the group boasted a unique concoction by brewing soulful country and forlorn folk ballads, with explosive rock 'n roll anthems. Atop of their deeply textured melodies is Jim James' distinctive, heavenly croon. By their 2005 album, Z, My Morning Jacket had transcended the boundaries of rock 'n roll by traveling to a truly otherworldly realm, and proving that they will never fit neatly into a box. Critics considered the album one of the year's highlights and My Morning Jacket found themselves with one of the most diverse fan bases in contemporary music.

After four increasingly successful and critically acclaimed studio albums, My Morning Jacket delivered Okonokos: Double Live Album in the fall of 2006, letting the whole world in on what their fans and thousands of festival attendees already knew: My Morning Jacket's live show is unrivaled. They are among the few modern rock bands whose song craft holds up to heavy improvisation, and have the chops to pull it off.

The group is currently wrapping up the recording and mixing of their yet untitled new album, out on ATO Records June 10. It is being produced by vocalist Jim James and multi-grammy winner Joe Chiccarelli, who has worked with a revered and eclectic bunch that includes The Shins, Brian Wilson and The White Stripes.

Additionally, My Morning Jacket will be playing with Yo La Tengo at the Houston's Verizon Wireless Theater on March 10, and at the Austin Music Hall on March 13. Jim James will also be performing solo at Austin's St. David's Church on March 15.

http://mymorningjacket.com

[Published on: 1/15/08]

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sunnbear starstarstarstarstar Tue 1/15/2008 10:15AM
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sunnbear

Can't wait for the new album! Also, can't wait for the 2008 tour! This band is truly amazing to the eyes and ears. Jim James is GOLDEN!

GeorgieP starstarstarstarstar Tue 1/15/2008 10:51AM
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GeorgieP

Yes!! YEEEEEESSSSSS!!!

jerry07 Tue 1/15/2008 11:15AM
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Chaloupka starstarstarstarstar Tue 1/15/2008 12:12PM
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Chaloupka

Cool!

moejoerisin Tue 1/15/2008 12:15PM
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moejoerisin

sounds pretty epic

moephishH2O Tue 1/15/2008 12:17PM
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moephishH2O

man, no touring until June? I'm sure it will be worth the wait!

thisiswhathappenslarry starstarstarstarstar Tue 1/15/2008 01:10PM
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thisiswhathappenslarry

FUUUUCCCKKK YYYEEEAHHHHH! If you have yet to see MMJ live this show is sure to be, as my good friend moejoerisin has said already, EEEPPPIIIICCCCC

hey moe..its megan..haha

i can't wait for this show.

onthemoon starstarstarstar Tue 1/15/2008 02:39PM
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onthemoon

this is a kickass band all around, their sound is indescribable and unique. james' voice gives me chillllssss.

can't wait to see them live and can't wait for the new album.

Jukebox Hero Tue 1/15/2008 02:40PM
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Jukebox Hero

Nobody does it like the boys from the 'Ville. How 'bout some dates in b/w SXSW and the Radio City show? The annual hometown Thanksgiving show was sorely missed this year. For anyone who doesn't know, you better ask somebody! Go get any of their studio albums or the live one. All are magnificent and each carries it's own unique charm. Nobody has combined raw rock power and bittersweet beauty like these guys since maybe early 70's Neil Young.

FreeHawk Tue 1/15/2008 03:00PM
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FreeHawk

be cool if they did the "prom night"deal this tour. Im also hoping for a Charlottesville pavilion date. Please

hjgarcia starstarstarstarstar Tue 1/15/2008 03:26PM
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hjgarcia

this is going to be one of the most epic shows in awhile

migus00 starstarstarstarstar Tue 1/15/2008 06:38PM
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migus00

sick, might have to make a trip cross country for that one.

redhed starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/17/2008 04:38AM
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redhed

bring the jacket home. we need some jacket in the ville. can't wait for the new album. keep the steam engine rollin'

Margaretannthompson Thu 1/17/2008 08:14AM
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Margaretannthompson

I caught Jim's solo show at the Rudy in the 'ville a while back, nothing like the entire band though! Come home!