Cross Country Songbook: My Morning Jacket Live at Red Rocks 8/14/2015

My Morning Jacket Live at Red Rocks

This past May I visited the Gorge Amphitheatre for the Sasquatch Festival and the views from the main stage were literally breathtaking. I wasn’t sure that there could ever be another outdoor concert experience to top that, but visiting Red Rocks Amphitheatre last week was damn near close. It didn’t hurt either to be seeing my favorite band of all-time with some of my favorite people of all-time (2 of which happened to be geologists that were geeking out about the rock formations), to really enhance the experience. MMJ’s set in Birmingham earlier that week was a treat to say the least, but we all knew that the band’s trip to central Colorado was bound to be a highlight of their tour. As you might have guessed at this point, our prediction was completely right.

Touring behind the powerhouse of a record that is The Waterfall, My Morning Jacket has solidified themselves as one of the greatest live bands playing today and their performance at Red Rocks was certainly a testament to that. Over the course of three hours the band played through nearly 30 songs, even mixing together new and old tunes into interesting hybrid arrangements (see “Steam Engine/Only Memories Remain/Steam Engine” below). Throughout the concert I found myself so locked into the band’s performance that I was startled from time to time when the giant red rock formations caught the corner of my eye and I remembered where we were and how special this place was. For my first visit to Red Rocks (and certainly not my last) I couldn’t have hoped for a better concert and group of people to share it with.

Check out the full setlist and an epic video of “Mahgeeta” below, and make sure to stay tuned to M&T for more updates from the road.

1. Wordless Chorus

2. Compound Fracture

3. Off The Record

4. Circuital

5. Believe (Nobody Knows)

6. Bermuda Highway

7. I’m Amazed

8. Evil Urges

9. Dondante

10. Lay Low

11. At Dawn

12. In Its Infancy (The Waterfall)

13. Gideon

14. Tropics (Erase Traces)

15. I Think I’m Going To Hell

16. Spring (Among The Living)

17. Anytime

18. + 19. Steam Engine/Only Memories Remain/ Steam Engine

20. Phone Went West

21. Mahgeeta

Encore

22. Wonderful (with Brandi Carlile)

23. Victory Dance

24. Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 1

25. Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2

26. Highly Suspicious

27. Run Thru

28. One Big Holiday

Posted on by Eric in Concert Review, Cross Country Songbook

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