My Morning Jacket will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, The Tennessee Fire, with a special performance at Port Chester, NY’s The Capitol Theatre on Friday, Aug. 9.
A note from the venue explains, “In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of The Tennessee Fire, My Morning Jacket will host a one-night-only performance at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. The band will be playing the full album in it’s entirety along with other songs from that era. It’s going to be a night to remember!”
In conjunction with the show, MMJ will also release a deluxe edition of their debut LP on August 2. The newly expanded edition includes all 16 original tracks alongside 16 previously unreleased and unheard, lost songs, demo outtakes, alternate versions and other rare recordings.
“Wow. I cannot believe it has now been over 20 years since we recorded The Tennessee Fire on my cousin John’s grandparents farm out in Shelbyville, KY in a little studio called ‘Above the Cadillac,'” band founder Jim James says in a statement. “What a life changing time that was for me–a cosmic door opening to a new universe, thanks to the generosity of family and the spirits of music and connection, I have been so lucky to encounter. We tried to do as many fucked up things as we could that we loved and hoped folks would enjoy. We laughed a lot and we cried some too, ha. We are so grateful and humble that people are still enjoying it so many years later, and we also really love playing these songs live still after all these years, ha ha ha. We offer our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has listened since the beginning/jumped on along the way, and all the new folks just hearing the music and getting into it. Much has changed and shifted over the years in the world of My Morning Jacket both on earth and in other realms, and I am so grateful to everyone who has ever been involved with the band on any level that helped it grow. I am grateful for the joy and thankful to have learned some things from the pain/disappointments that I hope will help in the future. Love is music, music is god, god is love, and I feel so blessed to be able to share this thing called music with so many wonderful souls both as a musician and as a listener myself. There is so much wonderful music out there. Peace and love.”
My Morning Jacket have been on hiatus since early 2018, but will regroup for previously announced shows at Morrison, Colo.’s Red Rocks Ampitheatre (Aug. 2-3) and Queens, NY’s Forest Hills Stadium (Aug. 10). MMJ have performed The Tennessee Fire in its entirety a few times, including during their 2010 run at New York’s Terminal 5 and during the One Big Holiday celebration that preceded their current break.
According to the band, ” A special pre-sale will be available for all ticket holders for our Forest Hills show on August 10th. This pre-sale will begin on Thursday, June 13th at 12pm EST and end Sunday, June 16 at 10pm EST. Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 17th at 12pm local. In addition, a ‘Nashville to Kentucky’ celebration VIP package will be available as well. “
For more information about MMJ’s presale for Forest Hills ticketholders click here.
To learn more about CID’s “Nashville to Kentucky” packages click here.