My Morning Jacket Announces Three 2019 Shows
My Morning Jacket announced their only 2019 dates on Monday. The Kentucky band, famed for their fusion of psychedelia, country and rock, will perform two headline dates at Morrison, Colo.’s Red Rocks Amphitheater, on August 2 and 3, and another at Forest Hill Stadium in Queens on August 10.
A press release notes that the three gigs are “the only planned live dates by the band in 2019.”
The August shows follow My Morning Jacket’s quiet ’18. The band only performed — albeit three full shows — at the fourth installment of their destination festival One Big Holiday, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic after multiple years in Mexico. Other artists on the 2018 bill included Portugal. The Man, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Spoon, Toots And the Maytals, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Hurray for the Riff Raff.
My Morning Jacket last played Red Rocks in August 2015, selling 9,259 tickets for a gross of $441,856. Tickets for their 2019 gigs go on sale to the general public on Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. local time, but with various presale options available beforehand.
The band released their seventh and most recent album, The Waterfall, in 2015, but its members have remained active. Guitarist Carl Broemel released his fourth solo album, Wished Out, in September.
And frontman Jim James has kept very busy. The rocker, featured on Pollstar‘s Nov. 5 cover, released two albums in 2018, June’s Uniform Distortion and October’s Uniform Clarity, which featured acoustic versions of the former’s songs. The projects followed James’ 2016 album Eternally Even and his 2017 covers set Tribute To 2. James embarked on a fall tour to support the projects, hitting iconic venues including New York’s Town Hall and Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and he has already announced domestic and international 2019 dates.
“I’ve been really fortunate to work with people who let me do exactly what I want to do,” James told Pollstar. “I’m sure sometimes they wish they would have made more money off me (laughs) because maybe I didn’t do the most commercial thing or whatever was most in tune with the times, that might have made everybody wildly rich, but I feel lucky that they’ve allowed me to just succeed or fail with my own vision.”
James is represented by Scott Clayton, who moved from CAA to WME late last year.