My Morning Jacket stopped by Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, TN on Friday. The band welcomed singer-songwriter Joy Oladokun as support.
Oladokun opened the show with brief but powerful and emotionally raw performance featuring songs from her 2020 album In Defense of My Own Happiness (The Beginnings) and its 2021 followup In Defense of My Own Happiness. Rounding out the set with Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teens Spirit” and Elton John‘s “Rocket Man”, the Nashville-based singer left the audience spell-bound, concluding with her song “jordan” before ceding the stage to the night’s headliners.
Jim James, Tom Blankenship, Patrick Hallahan, Carl Broemel, and Bo Koster then took over and delivered a 20-song set starting with two songs from 2005’s Z, “Gideon” and “It Beats 4 U”. The setlist drew songs from 2011’s Circuital and 2008’s Evil Urges, including the album’s title track and “Touch Me I’m Going to Scream” parts 1 and 2, as well as some newer tunes from 2020’s The Waterfall II and the band’s latest release, 2021’s self-titled My Morning Jacket.
After wrapping the set up with “Dancefloors”, from 2003’s It Still Moves, MMJ offered a four-song encore consisting of the georgraphically appropriate “Nashville to Kentucky”, the seasonally inappropriate “Spring (Among the Living)”, and two more tracks from Z, “Off the Record” and “Wordless Chorus”.
View fan-shot videos and a gallery of photos from My Morning Jacket at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater courtesy of photographer Christian Stewart below.
My Morning Jacket’s tour continues tonight, Saturday, September 24th at The Orion Amphitheater in Huntsville, AL. For a full list of upcoming shows and tickets, visit the band’s website.
My Morning Jacket – “Lay Low” – 9/23/22
My Morning Jacket – “Golden” – 9/23/22
My Morning Jacket – “Feel You” – 9/23/22
[Video: Brent Turner]
My Morning Jacket – “Run Thru” – 9/23/22
[Video: Brent Turner]
My Morning Jacket – “Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 2” – 9/23/22
My Morning Jacket – “Never in the Real World” – 9/23/22
My Morning Jacket – “Dancefloors” – 9/23/22
My Morning Jacket – “Wordless Chorus” – 9/23/22
Setlist: My Morning Jacket | Ascend Amphitheater | Nashville, TN | 9/23/22
Set: Gideon, It Beats 4 U, Evil Urges, Lay Low, One Big Holiday, Golden, Feel You, Victory Dance, Holdin On to Black Metal, Love Love Love, Least Expected, Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 1, Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 2, Knot Comes Loose, Never in the Real World, Circuital, Run Thru, I’m Amazed, What a Wonderful Man, Dancefloors
Encore: Nashville to Kentucky, Spring (Among the Living), Off the Record, Wordless Chorus
Setlist: Joy Oladokun | Ascend Amphitheater | Nashville, TN | 9/23/22
Set: if you got a problem, smoke, Heaven is a place on earth (walk on), sunday, I See America / Smells Like Teen Spirit, Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time) (Elton John), jordan