sometimes happen more than once, turns out. Next Tuesday night, when My Morning Jacket performs in its hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, to celebrate the release of their new album,
, they will be joined on stage by one Erykah Badu, just as theyso memorably were two years ago
when, duringtheir cover of Badu's "Tyrone" at the Palladium Ballroom
,she surprised even the band by joining them on stage
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This time, though, no surprises will take place; it's happening, for sure -- already confirmed and everything, according to this press release we've got in our email inbox. And former Saturday Night Live primetime player Rachel Dratch will be there, too, apparently. (Say what? Dunno.)
The show will serve as the kickoff for the band's tour, which will not stop through Dallas. Super lame. Somewhat fortunately, though, you will be able to stream Tuesday's show on Vevo. More details, via the press release, after the jump.
Oh, and in other news, Badu will be part of the team performing at the would-be 40th birthday party for Tupac Shakur in Atlanta on June 16. Thug life!
My Morning Jacket Taps Special Guests Erykah Badu
and Rachel Dratch for American Express'
"Unstaged" Performance, in Partnership
with VEVO and YouTube
Click HERE to Watch New Unstaged Trailer:
"The My Morning Jacket Show Scene"
(feel free to post and share!)
Band Wants Fans to Send in Photos of their Eyeballs & Dress Up for
5/31 Louisville Show, Which Streams as a Live VEVO event
on YouTube at 9pm EDT at
My Morning Jacket's upcoming performance for American Express' "Unstaged" music series - in partnership with VEVO and YouTube - is just around the corner, and the band has revealed new exciting details about the event. The live-stream of the band's 5/31 Louisville show, which airs at 9pm EDT, will feature Grammy award-winning singer Erykah Badu and actress Rachel Dratch. The band has also released a series of trailers for show - click HERE to watch the latest one, a.k.a. "The My Morning Jacket Shower Scene." Other recent trailers include a request for fans to send in artistic photos of their eyeballs, to be featured as a part of the live-stream, which is being directed by award-winning filmmaker Todd Haynes. The guys have also requested attendees of the show to come dressed in fancy clothes to match the grandeur of the venue, the historic Louisville Palace Theater.
"We are incredibly honored that Todd Haynes has agreed to direct this show for us," said lead singer Jim James. "We can't wait to immerse ourselves in his creative vision and masterful take on this live-streamed performance. Fans will certainly be in for a magical and surreal ride."
My Morning Jacket's new album, Circuital, will be released on May 31st by ATO Records. It was recorded in Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN, and was co-produced by frontman Jim James and Tucker Martine (R.E.M., Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists). Head over to their Facebook page to hear "Holdin on to Black Metal" and "Circuital," two of the new songs that will appear on it.
My Morning Jacket Tour Dates:
* = $1 from each ticket will be donated to a local charity
Go to www.mymorningjacket.com for more details
05/31: Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace Theater
06/02-06/05: Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Festival
06/05: Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam
06/09-06/12: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Festival
06/16: Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
06/17: Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
06/22: Los Angeles, CA @ Pantages Theatre
06/24: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
06/26: Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
06/28: Portland, OR @ Edgefield
06/29: Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum
06/30-07/03: Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
7/2 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
07/11: Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
07/12: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
07/16: Southwold @ Latitude Festival
07/17: London @ Somerset House
8/2 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
8/3 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
08/04: Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08/05-08/13: Bangor, ME @ The KahBang Festival
TOUR DATES W/ NEKO CASE:
8/7 Indianapolis, IN The Lawn at White River State Park
8/8 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
8/10 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
8/12 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
8/14 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavilion
8/16 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook
8/17 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
8/20 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/21 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater