US rockers re-interpret American tradition
My Morning Jacket have announced that they will host a two-night ‘My Morning Jacket Prom’ on March 6 and 7 at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia.
The US rockers intend to give fans who never attended their high school prom – a traditional American ritual – a second chance to go to the dance by creating a futuristic ‘under-the-sea’ themed evening.
The band wrote on their website: “For all of you who missed your prom back in 1956 or 1986 or 2006 for that matter, we will be hosting the 1st annual MMJ 2 night prom. The first time we walked thru those hallowed 40 Watt doors we said to ourselves,’This place looks perfect for a prom!’ And now the dream will be a reality.”
In order to be admitted, guests must wear prom or ocean-themed attire, including tuxes, suits, robot, mermaid and lobster costumes.
My Morning Jacket also plan to provide cake and balloons in keeping with traditional prom customs.
The band will play two additional dates next month, including one at Florida‘s Langerado Festival.
The dates are:
Athens Georgia 40 Watt Club (March 6, 7)
Asheville North Carolina Orange Peel
Sunrise Florida Langerado Festival (March 10)
–By our Los Angeles staff.