With a 2018 hiatus looming on the horizon, My Morning Jacket opened night two of their New Year’s Run in Denver with their immersive “Circuital,” before continuing on with an evening of debuts, covers and special musical accompaniment.
Playing a singular, 17-song set with a four-song encore, the band filled out tracks like “First Light,” “Run Thru” and “Easy Morning Rebel” with a horn section featuring Oscar Utterström, Vincent Ciesielski and Tyler Summers.
The band also served up the live debut of “The First Time,” an original that the band wrote and recorded in 2016 for the TV show Roadies.
My Morning Jacket’s set was punctuated by a number of covers, including debuts of Simon & Garfunkel’s “America,” and Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me.” Interestingly, Jim James had played those two tracks during his recent solo acoustic shows.
The band closed out the night with the 2013 Jim James solo track “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)” as well as the Gaye cover, Bob Dylan’s classic “Like A Rolling Stone” and finally the It Still Moves track “Mahgeetah.”
My Morning Jacket will play their final, pre-hiatus show tonight. Their only upcoming performance will be their One Big Holiday destination event in March.
Check out last night’s setlist below:
My Morning Jacket
1st Bank Center, Broomfield, Colo.
Set I: Circuital, Off the Record, The Dark, The Way That He Sings, First Light (w/horns), Picture of You, Wonderful (The Way I Feel), Only Memories Remain, Master Plan, Easy Morning Rebel (w/horns), America (Simon & Garfunkel cover), Steam Engine>The First Time (live debut), In Its Infancy (The Waterfall), Run Thru (w/horns), I’m Amazed, Purple Rain (Prince cover)
Encore: State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.), Mercy Mercy Me
(Marvin Gaye cover), Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover), Mahgeetah