Photo by Richard Clarke

After nearly a year off the road, My Morning Jacket will return to the live setting in April. The band has confirmed 9 dates, beginning on April 20 at Birmingham’s Alabama Theater. The group will focus on the South, although the final confirmed gig is set for Columbus, OH’s LC Outdoor Pavilion on May 2 (fingers crossed on the weather). Opening the tour (with the exception of MMJ’s Jazz Fest appearance on April 24) will be the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Jim James first crossed paths with the New Orleans-based institution when its members enlisted him to sing to songs on their forthcoming release, PRESERVATION: An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program.

MMJ Dates With The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

April 20 Birmingham, AL Alabama Theater
April 21 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium
April 23 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park
April 24 New Orleans, LA Jazzfest
April 27 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater
April 28 Charleston, SC Family Circle
April 30 Raleigh, NC Koka Booth
May 1 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
May 2 Columbus, OH LC Outdoor Pavilion