My Morning Jacket to Play New Year’s Eve Concert at the World’s Most Famous Arena!
“My Morning Jacket have the power to stop time”
LA Weekly, April 2008<!–more–>
On December 31, 2008 My Morning Jacket will take the stage at New York City’s Madison Square Garden for what is sure to be an unforgettable New Year’s Eve concert. Hailed as one of the most important bands today by critics and fans alike, MMJ are ready to kick off 2009 at the world renowned venue. “An Evening with My Morning Jacket” will be the latest in a line of legendary New Year’s Eve performances at the Garden. My Morning Jacket are particularly honored to be invited to play for an entire night’s worth of festivities.
The illustrious show will serve as a mind-blowing coda to what has been an extraordinary year of firsts for the band including an appearance on Saturday Night Live and a sold-out show at Radio City Music Hall. Though it was just released this past Tuesday, Evil Urges has already been wonderfully received. Jim James (guitar, vox), Tom Blankenship (bass), Patrick Hallahan (drums), Carl Broemel (guitar) and Bo Koster (keys) have created yet another album that ranges the genre spectrum and shows the breadth of their musical wingspan. Evil Urges has continued My Morning Jacket’s reputation as a group who consistently challenges the paradigms in which they are placed, unafraid of digging deeper towards their core regardless of what they find.
Since their inception almost ten years ago, My Morning Jacket has produced five acclaimed studio albums and one live album, Okonokos. One of the most lauded live albums of the past decade, it served as further proof of the band’s effortless ability to translate their studio mastery into a paragon of live perfection. Far more than a mere rock band, MMJ has conjured up a signature blend of their diverse influences, creating a wholly unique and unified sound that complements their jaw-dropping stage presence. Known for years by fans and festival attendees to be an unparalleled in-person experience, an extended My Morning Jacket set will be the way every music fan wants to ring in 2009.