One of the true stand out sets from the 2016 LOCKN’ Festival was My Morning Jacket’s headlining performance, opening the eyes of many jam band fans to their true rock and roll power. Jim James and co. were in fine form throughout the night, playing hits from their catalog with a few choice surprises.
Among those surprises was the live debut of Burt Bacharach’s “What The World Needs Now Is Love,” coming at a poignant time during a heated presidential campaign season. The cover took LOCKN’ by storm, as tens of thousands sang along in unison for quite the magical moment.
As we now find ourselves in times of uncertainty, let’s remember the love that My Morning Jacket brought to LOCKN’ during that moment. Watch pro-shot video of the performance below:
My Morning Jacket – “What The World Needs Now”
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Setlist: My Morning Jacket | LOCKN’ | Arrington, VA | 8/29/16
Victory Dance, Compound Fracture, Off The Record, Circuital, Steam Engine, What The World Needs Now (Burt Bacharach), Lay Low, I’m Amazed, Spring (Among the Living), State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.) (Jim James), Phone Went West, Could You Be Loved (Bob Marley & The Wailers). Mahgeetah, Purple Rain (Prince), Wordless Chorus, Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2, Rebel Rebel (David Bowie), One Big Holiday