This September, Kentucky-based, psychedelic rock band, My Morning Jacket, announced the addition of four consecutive dates to their “Spontaneous Curation Series.” This tour is particularly more awesome than previous tours (if that is even possible) because the band has allowed concert-goers to “curate” the set lists by tweeting to @mymorningjacket using the assigned hashtags for each show. This has guaranteed a unique and spontaneous show in each city in which the band has been showcasing their more popular tracks but also old gems that have not been played live in years.
The new dates include three nights (Dec 27-29), at the historic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, (historic for more reasons than one: hint hint my Bat Mitzvah celebration in 2001), and a sure-to-be-exceptional NYE show at the Agganis Arena in Boston. This last show in Boston is not considered part of the “Spontaneous Curation Series”, because, well, let’s be serious, it’s NYE and the band wants to guarantee that everyone is equally as blown away and surprised with the setlist that evening.
Since 1998, the Louisville, KY, quintet has churned out six complete albums including numerous EPs. Their sixth album, Circuital, was released in May 2011, to extremely positive reviews. The album received a Grammy nomination in November 2011 for Best Alternative Music Album and was named ninth best album by Clash Magazine and 11th best album by Rolling Stone. My Morning jacket has picked up several Grammy nominations over the years for their albums and has been labeled one of the “greatest live bands of their generation” by Rolling Stone Magazine and fans alike (I can attest, best four hours of my life at Bonnaroo in 2008).
Come on, admit it, if the world is going to end in 2012, would you rather spend
your last days instagram-ing pictures of Christmas trees or jamming out to “One of the best live rock ‘n’ roll bands in the world”? If the answer is the latter, make sure you buy your tickets on SeatGeek today and then go get your tweet on!