Certain special concerts forever seem like they occurred just yesterday because you think about them so often. My Morning Jacket are definitely one of those bands, so you know how excited we are about their just-announced 2021 tour, including shows on September 10-11th in Queens, New York. The Louisville, Kentucky rockers are bringing their mesmeric live presence back to the acoustically-utopian Forest Hills Stadium where they stunned in 2017 and 2019. Embarking on their first U.S. headline tour in five years, the revered band – Jim James (vocals, guitar), Tom Blankenship (bass), Patrick Hallahan (drums), Carl Broemel (guitar), and Bo Koster (keyboards) – will present “a wide-ranging live set encompassing new music alongside fan favorites and classic greatest hits.” We can’t wait to finally experience some live cuts from their latest full-length release, The Waterfall II, that awesome stick-in-your-head sequel they put out last summer. We’re also in for a treat with Brittany Howard – the talented lead vocalist/guitarist of Alabama Shakes – opening on those NY dates and others. Check out the schedule and presale info below.
Fan presales and VIP presales begin tomorrow, May 19th at 10:00 AM (local) and continue through Thursday, May 20th at 10:00 PM (local). All remaining tickets will be released to the general public on Friday, May 21st at 10:00 AM (local) except for Chicago shows, which go on sale on Friday, May 21st at 12:00 PM (local). In partnership with PLUS1, $1/ticket will go to support non-profits working for environmental justice, racial equity, and securing access to mental health care for all. Jacket have also plotted a number of festival appearances, including Lexington, KY’s Railbird Festival (August 28), Manchester, TN’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (September 4), Dana Point, CA’s Ohana Festival (September 24), and Live Oak, FL’s Suwannee Hulaween (October 30). Check out MMJ’s site for complete details and ticket availability. For the soundtrack to your ticket purchase adventure, we’d strongly recommend…their entire catalog.
Article: Olivia Isenhart
Photos: Shayne Hanley