My Morning Jacket Buddies Up with Band of Horses for August Dates
In what may result in the most vocal reverb ever applied to any tour, My Morning Jacket has announced that they will bring Band of Horses along with them on a newly announced North American trek later this year.
The two bands will stay on the road together for more than three weeks this summer, and will mark the beginning of the tour with a two-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo., August 3-4. The tour will then continue through the end of August with a gig in Raleigh, N.C. on August 26. In between these dates, the bands will play cities including Toronto, Brooklyn, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Atlanta.
The Brooklyn date, which is August 19, will not feature Band of Horses, who will be replaced by Shabazz Palaces. Trombone Shorty will appear during the Red Rocks dates, and Trampled by Turtles will also provide additional support during a Minneapolis show, which is scheduled for August 10.
In a statement, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James expressed his excitement about the upcoming jaunt.
“We are delighted to be sharing the stage with our pals in Band of Horses,” James said. “We danced a beautiful dance together at Madison Square Garden [in December 2011] and there is a lot of love between our camps. It’s gonna be a good old-tyme thrill ride.”
Ben Bridwell, singer of Band of Horses, echoed this anticipation.
“YES! We’re touring with the incredible My Morning Jacket!” Bridwell said. “So psyched to hit the road with our buddies and (hopefully) warm you all up for the greatest band going.”
My Morning Jacket has quite the busy schedule even before this tour begins. From now until July, the band will be appearing at summer festivals both in the States and in Europe. Events they will be playing on this side of the Atlantic include Beale Street Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.