My Morning Jacket Announce Erykah Badu & Rachel Dratch as Special Guests for “Unstaged” (VIDEO)

 

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MMJ’s Jim James at Hangout Fest, 2011
(Photo: David Shehi)

My Morning Jacket Taps Special Guests Erykah Badu and Rachel Dratch for American Express’ “Unstaged” Performance, in Partnership with VEVO and YouTube

See Below to watch the latest Unstaged Trailer: “The My Morning Jacket Shower Scene”

Band Wants Fans to Send in Photos of their Eyeballs & Dress Up for 5/31 Louisville Show, Which Streams as a Live VEVO event on YouTube at 9pm EDT at  www.youtube.com/mymorningjacketVEVO

 
My Morning Jacket’s upcoming performance  for American Express’ “Unstaged” music series – in partnership with VEVO and YouTube – is just around the corner, and the band has revealed new exciting details about the event.  The live-stream of the band’s 5/31 Louisville show, which airs at 9pm EDT, will feature Grammy award-winning singer Erykah Badu and actress Rachel Dratch.  The band has also released a series of trailers for show – click HERE to watch the latest one, a.k.a. “The My Morning Jacket Shower Scene.”  Other recent trailers include  a request for fans to send in artistic photos of their eyeballs, to be featured as a part of the live-stream, which is being directed by award-winning filmmaker Todd Haynes.  The guys have also requested attendees of the show to come dressed in fancy clothes to match the grandeur of the venue, the historic Louisville Palace Theater.

“We are incredibly honored that Todd Haynes has agreed to direct this show for us,” said lead singer Jim James. “We can’t wait to immerse ourselves in his creative vision and masterful take on this live-streamed performance. Fans will certainly be in for a magical and surreal ride.”

My Morning Jacket’s new album, Circuital, will be released on May 31st by ATO Records.  It was recorded in Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN, and was co-produced by frontman Jim James and Tucker Martine (R.E.M., Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists). Head over to their Facebook page to hear “Holdin on to Black Metal” and “Circuital,” two of the new songs that will appear on it.


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