My Morning Jacket, Yim Yames Announce Summer Tour Dates

May 19, 2010 6:24 PM ET

After touring with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band earlier this year, My Morning Jacket will return to the road this summer for a headlining trek starting August 11th in San Diego, California. Midway through the tour, MMJ will serve as opening act for three Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers shows — two in Boston, one in Newark, New Jersey — before continuing on with their own jaunt. Sub Pop signees Avi Buffalo are scheduled to open. My Morning Jacket are also rumored to be performing at this year's Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco on August 14th, so keep an eye on that three-day break the band has allotted themselves after their August 12th Los Angeles concert.

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Before heading out with MMJ, however, Jim James, or Yim Yames as he likes to call himself, will first team up with fellow Kentucky-born musicians Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin under the moniker Appalachian Voices for a nine-date July trek. That tour will wrap July 31st when Yames performs solo at this year's Newport Folk Festival. Eleven days later, he'll be back fronting My Morning Jacket in front of a live audience. Check out the dates for both tours below.

My Morning Jacket:
Aug. 11 - San Diego, CA @ SDSU Outdoor Theatre
Aug. 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
Aug. 15 - Denver, CO @ Mile High Festival
Aug. 17 - Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion
Aug. 19 - Boston, MA @ Comcast*
Aug. 20 - Burlington, VT @ Champlain Valley Lawn
Aug. 21 - Boston, MA @ Comcast*
Aug. 24 - Newark, NJ @ Izod Center*
Aug. 25 - Holyoke, MA @ Mountain Park
Aug. 27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Station Square Amphitheater
Aug. 28 - Rochester, NY @ CMAC
Aug. 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ Great Plaza
*Opening for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Appalachian Voices
July 22 – Lexington, KY @ Lexington Opera House
July 23 – Knoxville, TN @ The Bijou Theater
July 25 – Charleston, WV @ Mountain Stage
July 26 – Marlinton, WV @ Pocahontas Opera House
July 28 – Charlotesvile, VA @ Jefferson Theater
July 29 – Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville Theater
July 30 – New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamburg
July 31 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival

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