My Morning Jacket Celebrates ‘The Tennessee Fire’ At The Capitol Theatre


On Friday night, My Morning Jacket performed their first show at The Capitol Theatre since 2012. The band treated the Port Chester, New York audience to a performance of their debut album, The Tennessee Fire, in its entirety.

MMJ recently released a 20th anniversary deluxe edition of The Tennessee Fire, which originally came out in May 1999. Frontman Jim James ked the group through the album’s opening track “Heartbreakin Man” to begin the night at The Cap. The band then rolled through each of the record’s other songs (save for the instrumental closer “Alabama Come Clean”), offering up classics such as “The Bear,” “If All Else Fails,” “I Will Be There When You Die,” “The Dark” and “Butch Cassidy.”

After two nights at Red Rocks that saw only teases of covers, My Morning Jacket’s encore at The Cap featured Elton John’s “Rocket Man” and Erykah Badu’s “Tyrone.” The encore also saw a bust out of the rarity “Weeks Go by Like Days” and a closing rendition of “Tonite I Want to Celebrate With You.”

Listen to the full-show audio taped by chk below:

Read bassist Tom Blankenship’s thoughts on each track from The Tennessee Fire and the rest of his 2010 chat with Dennis Cook here.



My Morning Jacket at Capitol Theatre

The Tennessee Fire
  • Heartbreakin Man
  • They Ran
  • The Bear
  • Nashville to Kentucky
  • Old Sept. Blues
  • If All Else Fails
  • It's About Twilight Now
  • Evelyn Is Not Real
  • War Begun
  • Picture of You
  • I Will Be There When You Die
  • The Dark
  • By My Car
  • Butch Cassidy
  • I Think I'm Going to Hell
  • Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)  
  • Weeks Go by Like Days  
  • Tyrone  
  • Tonite I Want to Celebrate With You