My Morning Jacket Tours with Preservation Hall

My Morning Jacket is hitting the tour trail once again. It will be the first time they’ve been out on the road in almost a year. They have a run of spring dates coming up with Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

The indie rock band will kick off their tour in Birmingham, AL on April 20. That will be followed up with shows in eight cities in the southeastern US. Currently the schedule wraps up in Columbus, OH on May 2.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans will be providing opening support on the tour.

Jim James, frontman of My Morning Jacket, collaborated last year with the jazz group at legendary Preservation Hall in New Orleans to record two tracks for “Preservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program,” the band’s upcoming album. The set will be be released to stores on February 12.

James in a recent press release said, when I received an invitation for going to Preservation Hall, a place where so much music that we know and love in this world found early roots, you can bet I didn’t waste any time. Getting to sing as the guys played those incredible bursts of sound live inside the holy room that has all the ghosts with the garbage trucks going by, that is an experience that I will never forget.

My Morning Jacket earlier this month released “Live at the Palms,” their digital EP that is available on iTunes. Their short set features “Dear Wife,” a previously unreleased tune as well as “Tonight I Want to Celebrate With You,” a rarely performed song that appeared originally on “The Tennessee Fire,” the band’s 1999 debut.

My Morning Jacket’s latest full length studio album, “Evil Urges,” was released in 2008. It peaked in the No. 9 spot on Billboard’s 200 chart.

2010 My Morning Jacket Concert Tour
April 2010
20 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theater
21 – Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
23 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
24 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
27 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheater
28 – Charleston, SC – Family Circle
30 – Raleigh, NC – Koka Booth

May 2010
1 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
2 – Columbus, OH – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion