Indie country-pop outfit My Morning Jacket has a new round of dates coming up. Beginning May 7 in San Diego, the band will traverse North America through late June. They plan to hit some European festivals this summer before returning to work on their next album.
California singer/songwriter M. Ward will be along for most North American shows, with Andrew Bird and Dr. Dog helping out on assorted dates.
Earlier this year, My Morning Jacket lost guitarist Johnny Quaid and keyboardist Danny Cash when the two decided that touring life didn’t suit them too well. The band has soldiered on, with new recruits Bo Koster (keyboards) and Carl Broemel (guitar) helping out on the road.
The increasingly high-profile group released their third full-length album, It Still Moves, on Dave Matthews’ ATO Records last September. During recording sessions in Shelbyville, Ky., they enlisted the help of the legendary Memphis Horns, who have lent their inimitable talents to recordings by Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, and virtually every Stax Records artist of the ’60s and ’70s.