MMJ Confirm NYE MSG Appearance
Confirming numerous rumors, My Morning Jacket will headline New Yorks famed Madison Square Garden on New Years Eve. The evening with performance is a natural progression for the Kentucky-bred quintet, who gradually grew from playing the small, Lower East Side New York haunt Brownies to filling bigger rooms like Mercury Lounge, North Six, the Bowery Ballroom, Irving Plaza, Webster Hall, Roseland Ballroom and Radio City Music Hall, where MMJ will perform next Friday.
I think we are doing New Years again this year and, if we do, it is going to be a sequel to the continual New Years saga that we started in 2006-2007, Jim James recently told Relix/Jambands.com. So that will be part two of our epic Oregon trial saga. [Last time] we died and ascended to heaven on the stairway to heaven. Part two will start in heaven and continue onwards.
MMJ was scheduled to open for the Black Crowes at Madison Square Garden on December 31, 2005, but was bowed out after James was diagnosed with pneumonia. MMJ will perform at Bonnaroo late night Friday. For more on the group, please read our recent site interview.