My Morning Jacket Bonnaroo 2004 doc premieres tonight; new live performance video from doc out now

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Tuesday, May 23, 2023

My Morning Jacket has announced today’s premiere of Return To Thunderdome, a new documentary film chronicling the band’s now-legendary performance at 2004’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival during what proved a historic downpour, debuting tonight, May 23, at 9:00 pm (ET), exclusively via the official MMJ YouTube channel.


Filmed live on the Which Stage at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN on June 12, 2004, Return To Thunderdome captures one of the most iconic sets in both My Morning Jacket and Bonnaroo history, a landmark performance that saw ominous dark clouds roll in just as the band took the stage. Though torrential rain quickly followed, the band proceeded to run through such classics as “Mahgeetah,” “Lowdown,” “Cobra,” “One Big Holiday,” and “Golden,” the latter of which premieres today at all DSPs and streaming services alongside an official live video streaming now at YouTube.





Today’s premiere of Return To Thunderdome heralds the upcoming third installment in My Morning Jacket’s MMJ LIVE vinyl series, MMJ Live Vol. 3: Bonnaroo 2004 (Return to Thunderdome), arriving via ATO Records on Friday, June 9. The 12-song collection will be available at all DSPs and as 2xLP 140g Coke bottle clear vinyl (with gatefold jacket and digital download card). Pre-orders are available now.

“It seems like only yesterday we were playing in the hot n sweaty rain-soaked Thunderdome down at the ol roo…but WOW it’s been nearly 20 years!” Jim James exclaims. “We are so excited to revisit and share this pivotal moment for the band and beautiful moment in time with the universe with you all again!”



My Morning Jacket has just embarked on a wide-ranging world tour, with US dates resuming June 15 at St. Augustine, FL’s St. Augustine Amphitheatre and then continuing through a two-night return to Morrison, CO’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre that includes a very special show celebrating the 20th anniversary of MMJ’s classic third studio album, It Still Moves, on August 25. Special guests include Jaime Wyatt (June 23-24), Wilderado (June 15-21), Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (June 26-30), Katie Pruitt (July 29-30), and M. Ward (August 15-16, 22-26). For complete details, please see Limited VIP packages are available HERE.

The non-stop live schedule also includes headline shows in the UK and Europe, festival appearances at Barcelona, Spain’s Primavera Sound (June 3), Porto, Portugal’s Primavera Sound (June 9), Madrid, Spain’s Primavera Sound (June 10), Manchester, TN’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (June 17), Scranton, PA’s Peach Music Festival (July 1), Newport, RI’s Newport Folk Festival (July 28), Memphis, TN’s Mempho Music Festival (September 30), and a three-night run alongside Fleet Foxes set to visit Berkeley, CA’s Greek Theatre (August 18-19) and Los Angeles, CA’s historic Hollywood Bowl (August 20).

My Morning Jacket will stay on the road through the fall, including a just-announced North American headline tour beginning October 17 at Toronto, ON’s historic Massey Hall and then continuing through a three-night stand at Chicago, IL’s Chicago Theatre on November 9-11. Special guests will be announced soon. The tour will be highlighted by an exclusive series of It Still Moves 20th-anniversary shows, set for New York City’s Beacon Theatre (October 19), Atlanta, GA’s Fox Theatre (November 3), and Chicago, IL’s Chicago Theatre (November 9).

My Morning Jacket also recently announced the eagerly anticipated return of My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday, an all-inclusive concert vacation set for April 4-8, 2024 at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo, Mexico. One Big Holiday will once again see My Morning Jacket performing three unique headline shows, joined by an all-star lineup including some of the band’s favorite artists and friends. Presale Opt-In registration is open now to One Big Holiday Returning Guest Members and members of MMJ’s One Big Family, exclusively at Complete presale information and initial lineup details will be unveiled later this summer. For complete information, please visit

My Morning Jacket and the non-profit REVERB are partnering for the third consecutive year to reduce the environmental footprint of their tour and take action on the climate crisis. In addition to a comprehensive tour sustainability program, the band will be supporting REVERB’s climate portfolio which funds projects that measurably reduce greenhouse gas pollution, address climate justice, and directly decarbonize the music industry. For more, please visit

MMJ Fall tour dates