The popular alternative-country rockers were set to perform two sold-out shows at the Chicago Theatre Thursday and Friday, but My Morning Jacket guitarist and vocalist Jim James hurt himself when he fell from the stage about 30 minutes into a concert at the University of Iowa in Iowa City on Tuesday night, cutting the show short.
James was taken to a local hospital, treated and released.
Neither local promoters Jam Productions nor the band's publicists could provide details about when the concerts will be rescheduled, but the latter released the following statement from the band:
"As some of you may have heard we had to cancel our show last evening in Iowa City. We were finishing up the last few bars of 'Off The Record,' and just like any other night we were all having a great time. Jim went to get closer to the audience on his side of the stage, and as he moved forward to step onto the sub-woofer the lights darkened, and he inadvertently stepped off the stage. Upon falling, he suffered traumatic injuries to his torso, and was immediately taken to the hospital. Per the doctor's orders, Jim will be off the road and recovering from his injuries for the next two to three weeks. Sadly, we must postpone the two shows in Chicago on Thursday and Friday until further notice.
For those who attended the Iowa City show, we would like to extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. We take our fans and performances very seriously, and would never cancel a show unless it was absolutely necessary. Please know that we will be making every effort to return to your fine city.
Thank you so much to our fans for the kind sentiments and well-wishes on Jim's behalf. We hope for Jim's quick recovery and to be back out on the road soon.
My Morning Jacket"