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Watch: Highlights from My Morning Jacket’s “Unstaged” concert last night

on June 01, 2011, 11:25am

mmj webcast Watch: Highlights from My Morning Jackets Unstaged concert last night

Once upon a time, in a land called Dallas, a man named Jim James and his band – who call themselves My Morning Jacket – brought a neo-soul songstress named Erykah Badu onstage to perform her late 90’s hit, “Tyrone” with themselves as the backing band. It was a pretty epic moment that found the 40-year-old Badu leading James & co. through an extremely steamy version of the song while the audience at the Palladium Ballroom stood in awe. And while some MMJ or Badu fans may not have gotten a chance to watch that all go down, they did have a shot at redemption last night.

To celebrate the release of their sixth studio album, Circuital, which hit store shelves and hard drives yesterday, My Morning Jacket spent last night throwing a live webcast in their hometown of Louisville, KY. Badu once again joined the band on stage, but this time for four songs: “Tyrone”, her own “Twinkle”, “The Day is Coming” from Circuital, and “Wordless Chorus” from MMJ’s 2005 album Z. A clip for “Wordless Chorus” is embedded below and it’s hard not to feel the intergalactic church choir vibe as James and Badu exchange high-pitched “oohs” and “aahs.” It’s also impossible not to smirk at the juxtaposition of Badu’s long, straight hair to the mop of frizzy curls coming out of James’ cranium.

Other highlights include performances of “Smokin From Shootin’” from their last release, 2008’s Evil Urges, “Mahgeetah” from 2003’s It Still Moves, and “Slow Slow Tune” from Circuitual.  It’s all available for desiring eyes in the videos below, and through the magic of the combustion engine, the band is able to take the spectacle on the road. Tour dates are listed below, and tickets to select stops can be had at SeatGeek.comCircuitual is available via

My Morning Jacket 2011 Tour Dates:
06/02-05 – Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Festival
06/05 – Hunter Mountain, NY @ Mountain Jam
06/09-12 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
06/17 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
06/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Rock the Garden
06/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Pantages Theatre
06/24 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
06/26 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
06/28 – Portland, OR @ Edgefield
06/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum
06/30-07/03 – Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Festival
07/02 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
07/11 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
07/12 – Montreal, QC @ Metrpolis
07/16 – Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival
07/17 – London, UK @ Somerset House
08/02 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
08/03 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
08/04 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks
08/05-06 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/05-13 – Bangor, ME @ KahBang Festival
08/07 – Indianapolis, IN @ White River State Park #
08/08 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion #
08/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE #
08/12 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion #
08/14 – Boston, MA @ Bank Of America Pavilion #
08/16 – Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook #
08/17 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center #
08/20 – Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater #
08/21 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater #

# = w/ Neko Case

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