My Morning Jacket Keeps Tour Debuts Coming In Chicago

My Morning Jacket Keeps Tour Debuts Coming In Chicago

My Morning Jacket worked four tour debuts into the setlist for last night’s concert in Chicago. The quintet was in the Windy City on Thursday to kick off a three-night run at Auditorium Theatre.

Frontman Jim James led the group through their first live version of “At Dawn,” the title track from MMJ’s 2001 studio album, since One Big Holiday 2018 to get the show and run underway. Next up was “Regularly Scheduled Programming,” one of three songs from the band’s recently released self-titled LP performed on Thursday. From there, Jacket played Evil Urges standout “Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Part 1” and looked to 2015’s The Waterfall for “Believe (Nobody Knows)” and “Tropics (Erase Traces),” which were split by the classic “Anytime.”

The ensuing “Where To Begin” was just the band’s second since 2015. James and his bandmates then performed “Least Expected,” a song from My Morning Jacket that saw its live debut in St. Louis two nights earlier. Next, MMJ played a run of songs from The Waterfall and the companion The Waterfall II as well as fan favorites “X-Mas Curtain” and “Golden.”

Last night’s main set continued on with At Dawn’s “The Way That He Sings” and “Steam Engine” from 2003’s It Still Moves. My Morning Jacket then offer tour debuts of The Tennessee Fire tracks “Nashville To Kentucky” and “It’s About Twilight Now” split by their second live “Penny For Your Thoughts” to close the main set. The five-piece ended the night with a four-song encore that started with the year’s first “I Will Be There When You Die,” another song from The Tennessee Fire. Staples “Smokin’ From Shootin’,” “Dancefloors” and “Gideon” concluded the night.

Watch fan-shot video featuring “It’s About Twilight Now” and stream an audience recording of last night’s show taped by Alex Leary below:


My Morning Jacket at Auditorium Theatre

  • At Dawn  
  • Regularly Scheduled Programming
  • Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 1
  • Believe (Nobody Knows)
  • Anytime
  • Tropics (Erase Traces)
  • Where to Begin
  • Least Expected
  • In Its Infancy (The Waterfall)
  • X-Mas Curtain
  • Spinning My Wheels
  • Golden
  • Run It
  • Climbing the Ladder
  • The Way That He Sings
  • Steam Engine
  • Nashville to Kentucky  
  • Penny for Your Thoughts
  • It’s About Twilight Now  
  • I Will Be There When You Die  
  • Smokin’ From Shootin’
  • Dancefloors
  • Gideon