My Morning Jacket Confirms ‘Tennessee Fire’ Celebration At Capitol Theatre

By Scott Bernstein Jun 11, 2019 7:07 am PDT

My Morning Jacket tacked on a concert at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York to their upcoming summer tour. The quintet will play the famed rock palace on August 9 in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their debut studio album, The Tennessee Fire. In addition, the group will release a 20th anniversary edition of the LP featuring 16 previously unreleased tracks.

The group last performed at The Capitol Theatre on December 29, 2012, which was the final night of a three-show run at the venue. MMJ only has three other shows on the books for 2019. On August 2 and 3, the Jacket will play the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. Additionally, the five-piece follows the show at The Cap with a performance at Forest Hills Stadium in New York City on August 10.

The Tennessee Fire was released on May 25, 1999. The LP contains 16 songs written by frontman Jim James including such classics as “Heartbreakin Man,” “The Dark” and “I Will Be There When You Die.” On August 2, the band will issue The Tennessee Fire: Deluxe Edition via Darla Records. The new installment contains the original album as well as well 16 previously unreleased lost songs, demo outtakes, alternate versions and more.


Here’s more from James about The Tennessee Fire:

Wow. I cannot believe it has now been over 20 years since we recorded THE TENNESSEE FIRE on my cousin John’s grandparents farm out in Shelbyville, KY in a little studio called “Above the Cadillac,” says James. “What a life changing time that was for me — a cosmic door opening to a new universe, thanks to the generosity of family and the spirits of music and connection, I have been so lucky to encounter. We tried to do as many fucked up things as we could that we loved and hoped folks would enjoy. We laughed a lot and we cried some too, ha. We are so grateful and humble that people are still enjoying it so many years later, and we also really love playing these songs live still after all these years, ha ha ha. We offer our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has listened since the beginning/jumped on along the way, and all the new folks just hearing the music and getting into it. Much has changed and shifted over the years in the world of My Morning Jacket both on earth and in other realms, and I am so grateful to everyone who has ever been involved with the band on any level that helped it grow. I am grateful for the joy and thankful to have learned some things from the pain/disappointments that I hope will help in the future. Love is music, music is god, god is love, and I feel so blessed to be able to share this thing called music with so many wonderful souls both as a musician and as a listener myself. There is so much wonderful music out there. Peace and love.

Tickets for the show at The Cap go on sale Monday, June 17 at 12 p.m. ET via Ticketfly.


The Tennessee Fire 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Tracklist

  1. Heartbreakin Man
  2. They Ran
  3. The Bear
  4. Nashville to Kentucky
  5. Old Sept Blues
  6. If All Else Fails
  7. It’s About Twilight Now
  8. Evelyn is Not Real
  9. War Begun
  10. Picture of You
  11. I Will Be There When You Die
  12. The Dark
  13. By My Car
  14. Butch Cassidy
  15. I Think I’m Going to Hell
  16. Untitled instrumental (Alabama Come Clean)

Bonus tracks available on disc 3:

  1. John Dyes Her Hair Red
  2. Flew in on a Dead Horse
  3. Yellow and Strobe
  4. Lil Billy (Demo)
  5. Evelyn is Not Real (First Version)
  6. All This Joy Brings Different Feelings
  7. Finger on the Frog
  8. Gifts
  9. Weeks Go by Like Days (Alternate Version)
  10. Plasma Ball
  11. Breathin’ Afterbirth
  12. Heartbreakin’ Man (First Version)
  13. I Think I’m Going to Hell (Two Meter Session)

Bonus tracks available DIG and download coupon with 3xLP:

  1. If All Else Fails (First Version)
  2. The Bear (First Version)
  3. The Bear (Third Version)

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