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My Morning Jacket teams up with Preservation Hall Jazz Band for spring tour

on January 29, 2010, 2:15pm

For their first live tour in over a year, My Morning Jacket will travel south this April with the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The rather unique combo were introduced to one another when MMJ frontman Jim James was invited to sing two songs on the upcoming PRESERVATION: An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program.

“When I got the invitation to go to the legendary Preservation Hall — where SO much of the music we now know and love on this earth found its early roots — I did not waste a minute,”  James reminisced in an issued press release. “Getting to sing while the guys played with such glorious bursts of sound — all live in that holy room with the ghosts and garbage trucks crankin’ along — was an experience I’ll never forget.”

The two bands will get to add to the experience when they launch what is currently a nine-date Southeastern U.S. tour on April 20th in Birmingham, AL. In the days that follow, the groups will travel to Nashville, TN,  Atlanta, GA, and Columbia, MD among other places, as well as appear at this year’s New Orleans Jazz Fest.

My Morning Jacket & Preservation Hall Jazz Band 2010 Tour Dates:
04/20 – Birmingham, AL @ Alabama Theater
04/21 – Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium
04/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park
04/24 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz Fest
04/27 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater
04/28 – Charleston, SC @ Family Circle
04/30 – Raleigh, NC @ Koka Booth
05/01 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
05/02 – Columbus, OH @ LC Outdoor Pavilion

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