My Morning Jacket coming to Pavilion

Louisville rockers My Morning Jacket announced their biggest headlining tour ever yesterday, and it includes a date at the Charlottesville Pavilion on Tuesday, September 9 at 7pm. Tickets go on sale next Friday, May 16 at 10am.

With their distinct blend of country, blues, psychedelic, and prog-rock influences, the band has long been a favorite of college radio audiences and the jam band scene. The quintet was one of the first bands signed by Dave Matthews– Coran Capshaw owned ATO Records when they signed with the then-Charlottesville-based label in 2003.

Since that time, My Morning Jacket has slowly built a following with its reportedly epic live repertoire, headlining at clubs, opening for such bands as Dave Matthews Band and Pearl Jam, and becoming a mainstay at the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee. They've also gotten a leg up from Hollywood, having been featured in Cameron Crowe's 2005 romantic drama Elizabethtown as the fictitious band Ruckus, and with frontman Jim James portraying a Rolling Thunder Revue-era Bob Dylan singing "Goin' to Acapulco" in last year's surreal biopic I'm Not There.

Now, My Morning Jacket stands on the precipice of a major critical and commercial breakthrough with its new album Evil Urges, due out next month. The buzz has become so loud that it's landed the band on the cover of this month's SPIN Magazine and in the musical guest slot on tomorrow's episode of Saturday Night Live.

Tickets will be available through the Pavilion website, or by calling 1-877-CPAV-TIX.


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But what about My Tuxedo Jacket?