My Morning Jacket will be joined by the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra for a portion of its Aug. 5 set at Lollapalooza, to be held in the city’s Grant Park. The two groups previously played together last October at Chicago’s Riviera Ballroom, on the heels of MMJ’s summer 2006 collaboration with the Boston Pops.
"They contacted us after they heard about the Boston Pops show," MMJ guitarist Carl Broemel tells Billboard.com of the Chicago Youth Symphony. "The really cool thing is that the Boston Pops gave us the scores for the arrangements we played, so we were able to play them again in Chicago. This time, when we got the offer to do Lollapalooza, we decided we wanted to ask them and do some other songs."
MMJ will spend some time rehearsing with the Youth Orchestra prior to Lollapalooza, according to Broemel, who says the band is always open for "including people who would have a good time playing with us. We just want to have interesting things happen."