My Morning Jacket Announces North American Tour Dates with Band of Horses

My Morning Jacket will be hitting the road this summer with Band of Horses, if that wasn’t enough to get you excited the band plans on donating a dollar from purchased tickets to local charities. That way you can feel even better when you rock out on a beautiful summer night knowing that your concert ticket is also helping those in need. The band will be in Kansas City on August 6th and in Chicago on August 22nd, check out the press release blow for more information.

My Morning Jacket North American Tour Dates

% = $1 from each ticket will be donated to the local charity listed

* = with Band Of Horses

^ = with Trombone Shorty

+ = with Trampled By Turtles

# = with Shabazz Palaces

5/04: Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival

5/05: New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

07/13: Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival

07/14: Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival (performance)

07/15: Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival

07/28: Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival

8/03: Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre^*% (Flobots.org)

8/04: Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre^*% (Platteforum)

8/06: Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre*% (Operation Breakthrough)

8/07: Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater*% (Community Corps)

8/08: St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House*% (Safe Connections)

8/10: Minneapolis, MN @ Somerset Amphitheater+*% (Free Arts and The Current Public Radio)

8/12: Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion*% (Franklinton Gardens and Wexner Center For the Arts)

8/14: Detroit, MI @ Meadow Brook*% (Do Foundation)

8/15: Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre*

8/17: Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts*% (Urban Blazers)

8/18: Washington, DC @ Merriweather Post Pavilion*% (826DC)

8/19: Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Park#% (Sy’s Fund)

8/21: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE*% (Gateway To The Arts)

8/22: Chicago, IL @ Pritzker Pavilion*% (Advanced Art Education Program at Gallery 37)

8/24: Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre*% (West Atlanta Watershed Alliance)

8/25: Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater*% (Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation)

8/26: Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Amphitheater*% (Charlotte Tree Fund)

Press Release:

We are delighted to be sharing the stage with pals in Band Of Horses. We danced a beautiful dance together at Madison Square Garden and there is a lot of love between our camps. It’s gonna be a good old-tyme thrill ride!” – Jim James

Shortly after completing their back to back tours in Japan and Australia, My Morning Jacket are taking their celebrated, exhilarating live show back on the road this August with the announcement of their North American tour, with Band Of Horses in support.

Since their sold out Madison Square show to end off 2011, they’ve played a triumphant performance at the Independent Spirit Awards in February and shared the stage with Preservation Hall Jazz Band commemorating their 50th Anniversary at Carnegie Hall. Jim James also completed a tour with New Multitudes (Jay FarrarWill Johnson andAnders Parker) in promotion of their album honoring Woody Guthrie. Additionally, the band has been busy curating the Forecastle Festival for the festival’s 10th Anniversary, where they will conjointly be headlining the event along with Wilco and Bassnectar

The band are showing no signs of slowing down in the months surrounding their tour. My Morning Jacket will be contributing to John Fogerty’s new album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, which will be released this fall. In the month of June, they will complete a European tour making stops in Spain, The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Belgium and the United Kingdom. The band will also be headlining this year’s Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee and Newport, Rhode Island’s Newport Folk Festival, as well as performing at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival next month. 

Commencing their tour in Denver, Colorado at Red Rocks on August 3rd and 4th, My Morning Jacket will be recording both performances and offering them as complimentary downloads to all ticket holders for those shows. Both My Morning Jacket and Band Of Horses are enthusiastic of hitting the road for the month long tour. “YES! We’re touring with the incredible My Morning Jacket!” says lead singer Ben Bridwell. “So psyched to hit the road with our buddies and (hopefully) warm you all up for the greatest band going.” 

By Ryan Davis

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