My Morning Jacket Gives Some Love to West Coast with New Dates
Earlier this year, My Morning Jacket announced a fairly extensive U.S. tour with Band of Horses, but the trek didn’t venture any further west than Salt Lake City. Now the band has rectified this situation with seven new dates that will take place exclusively on the West Coast.
The new dates will kick off September 7 at Marymoor in Seattle, and will run through September 15 with a show at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif. In between, the band will play Portland, Ore.; Boise, Idaho and a three-night stand at the Wiltern in Los Angeles.
Band of Horses will not be joining the band on any of these dates, but depending on the concert, fans will see support by either Iron and Wine or Shabazz Palaces.
The trek is a part of what the band is calling the “Spontaneous Curation Series,” which will let concert-goers help develop each set list via Twitter. The band elaborated more about the series in a recent press release.
“Curating spontaneously is best achieved by communication with a community because otherwise, curating in a vacuum can lead one to spontaneously combust. However, a spontaneously curated show is the best way to achieve collective musical combustion. Concurrectly, we are crazed with excitement to see how Roll Call and concert goers spontaneously contribute to our eclectic curation,” said the release.
It’s pretty hard to say what all that means, other than the band likes to put words that start with ‘C’ and words that start with ‘S’ together. Still, it should be a fun way for crowds to interact with the indie jam band.
Currently, the band is gearing up for some European festival dates beginning later this month, and will come back to the U.S. for the Forecastle Festival and the Newport Folk Festival, which both take place in July. The band’s tour with Band of Horses runs through most of August.