Twin Cities fans will have plenty of chances to catch My Morning Jacket in concert this summer. Part of the Mumford & Sons festival lineup announced yesterday for Waverly, Iowa, Kentucky’s hairiest rock stars issued their own summer tour plans this morning with two Minneapolis dates at Northrop Auditorium scheduled June 26-27. Tickets go on sale March 27 at prices to be announced. Pre-sale access starts March 23 via the band’s site.
This will be the band’s first local indoor gig since Orpheum Theatre in 2008, following a string of outdoor shows that included the Americanarama tour with Bob Dylan and Wilco at Midway Stadium in 2013, the notorious Beerline-o-rama concert at Somerset Amphitheater in 2012 and Rock the Garden at Walker Art Center in 2011.
With about 200 more seats than the biggest of the Hennepin Avenue theaters (the Orpheum), the recently remade Northrop is becoming more of a go-to choice for mid-range rock acts. Death Cab for Cutie and Sufjan Stevens are also set to play there this spring. Fans probably won't need to worry about long beer lines there, since drinks are only allowed in the hallways and not inside the auditorium.
MMJ’s first album in four years, “The Waterfall,” arrives May 4 via a new record deal with Capitol Records. Here’s the first track issued from it, “Big Decisions (Visualizer),” which was co-written with Twin Cities native Dan Wilson of Semisonic fame.