My Morning Jacket and The Black Keys take on Red Rocks

MMJ-Ad-Mat-website.gif

MMJ is returning to the Red Rocks Amphitheater this summer and they’re bringing The Black Keys with them in what should be an amazing experience. I saw them open for Dylan at Red Rocks the last time they ran through Colorado, and even though they were limited to the 35 or so minutes that opening for Dylan affords you, there was not one person in their seat when the band finished.


This concert announcement is in-line with what appears to be MMJ’s new tour strategy. They are going to do the typical schedule in Europe, but in the States, they are planning geographically significant “events” that speak to the maxim of quality not quantity. There are the two “An Evening with My Morning Jacket” events scheduled in NYC’s Radio City Music Hall and in their hometown of Louisville, the late-night set at Bonnaroo and an appearance at Coachella. I guess the few concerts in the southwest were tune-ups for these big mega-shows in an effort to take it to the next level, whatever that is. The band will also perform on SNL on May 10, so set your Tivo because the last time they made the television rounds they took the Boston Pops with them…and reverb.

MMJ Live on Letterman with the Boston Pops – You Tube

This announcement comes on the heels of the braintrusts at MMJ Inc. sending out a free studio version of the title track from Evil Urges, which isn’t due out until June 10, as an attempt to satisfy the demand for the new songs which have already made it on the web via fan videos.

My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges [mp3]

The song may not be the best indication of the direction of the album, but it is definitely on par with the excellence we demand from the Jacket. From the selection of songs available online, are there any that instantly appear to be classic? The guitar in “I’m Amazed” is pretty great while “Smokin from Shootin” seems to always be in my head even though I’ve only seen it live once. If you need some more live MMJ, there is plenty out there. Check out the MMJ collection at the Live Music Archive.

My Morning Jacket – Archive.org

  • http://phishcoventry.blogspot.com the joker

    so is there a date at Red Rocks? tickets go on sale when?

  • http://phishcoventry.blogspot.com the joker

    so is there a date at Red Rocks? tickets go on sale when?

  • andrew

    The show date is August 21st and tickets go on sale April 26th…get em early, get em often

  • andrew

    The show date is August 21st and tickets go on sale April 26th…get em early, get em often

  • http://phishcoventry.blogspot.com the joker

    d’oh
    aug 21= day i am flying to San Fran for outside lands…festival conflict’d

  • http://phishcoventry.blogspot.com the joker

    d’oh
    aug 21= day i am flying to San Fran for outside lands…festival conflict’d

  • BH

    The show in NY is at Radio City Music Hall, not Madison Square Garden.

  • BH

    The show in NY is at Radio City Music Hall, not Madison Square Garden.

  • mitch

    thanks BH for the correction, fixed now.

  • mitch

    thanks BH for the correction, fixed now.

  • nick

    presale for this anyone? i would do anything for front row tickets

  • nick

    presale for this anyone? i would do anything for front row tickets

  • JK

    kbco presale password: Redrocks

  • JK

    kbco presale password: Redrocks