Wayne Coyne, Preservation Hall, Dave Givan Join MMJ for One Big Holiday Finale
My Morning Jacket wrapped up their One Big Holiday destination festival yesterday with some help from Wayne Coyne, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Dave Givan. The event, which took place at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Mexico, also featured performances by The Flaming Lips, Prez Hall and Rob Garza. Fans were also treated to diverse setlists, as the band made it through all three shows without playing any repeats.
The first set of last night’s show featured a number of originals, as well as a cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” and a take on Marvin Gaye’s “ Baby Don’t You Do It” that featured thee Preservation Hall Jazz Band (MMJ’s version took more from The Band’s rendition of the tune, commonly known as “Don’t Do It”).
The second set saw Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne join the band for George Harrison’s “Isn’t It A Pity” before the band went into Wham’s “Carless Whisper” as the crew through bananas into the audience in celebration of multi-instrumentalist Carl Broemel’s birthday. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band then returned for “Highly Suspicious,” “Danefloors” and a cover Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long,” which also featured an appearance by Dave Givan, who plays drums in Jim James’ solo band. Coyne then returned for a set-closing take on The Clash’s “Rock the Casbah,” though he was only there to hold up some hand written lyrics for James. The band then returned to end the the show with a very appropriate “One Big Holiday” encore.
BONUS: Wayne Coyne posted an instagram of what appears to be My Morning Jacket playing “Harvest Moon” in a hotel room. You can watch it above.