Gov’t Mule to Release 10th studio album Revolution Come… Revolution Go June 9th

Gov't Mule - photo provided
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Gov’t Mule to Release 10th studio album Revolution Come… Revolution Go on June 9th

Album release coincides with “Revolution Come… Revolution Go” Tour this summer with special guest Galactic

 

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From the YouTube channel of Gov’t Mule:

Preeminent American rock band Gov’t Mule have announced the release of their anticipated 10th studio album Revolution Come… Revolution Go out June 9th on Fantasy Records. Steeped in the roots and mystique of rock, blues, soul, jazz and country, Revolution Come… Revolution Go enriches Gov’t Mule’s distinguished legacy with cleverly-crafted songs, intelligent and timely lyrical commentary, and downright incendiary playing, while the depth and breadth of the band’s stunning songwriting is displayed with full force. Denver’s KBCO world premiered the lead Triple A single “Sarah, Surrender” on the “BCO Morning Show with Bret Saunders.” Revolution Come… Revolution Go is available for pre-order now via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, PledgeMusic and Mule.net. With each order, fans will receive instant downloads of “Stone Cold Rage” and “Sarah, Surrender.”

The release of Gov’t Mule’s first studio album in four years will coincide with the band’s newly-announced “Revolution Come… Revolution Go” Tour this summer with special guest Galactic. This will follow the band’s previously-announced Come What May Tour this spring, which will include a headlining show at Central Park SummerStage on May 17 in New York City. Full routing below for all upcoming dates. For ticket info, please visit www.Mule.net.

Exemplified by the duality of the two lead single- the walloping, aggressive guitar riffs of “Stone Cold Rage” and the simmering, soulful grooves of “Sarah, Surrender”- Revolution Come… Revolution Go is a thrilling musical journey and Gov’t Mule’s mosGovtMule_RCRGt diverse album to date. The group began recording the album in Austin, TX, on Election Day in November 2016, with half the country poised for upset no matter the outcome. It is a sentiment that is evident on songs like “Stone Cold Rage,” “Pressure Under Fire” and the title track. While Gov’t Mule’s storytelling has always been inspired in part by American struggles and experiences, Revolution Come… Revolution Go finds the band’s finger on the pulse of the very divided political climate, poignantly capturing the tension and emotions felt by Americans regardless of political affiliation. These lyrical observations are threaded together with a message of unity. The album’s cover art speaks to this theme. Created by artist Richard Borge, it displays a soldier atop a broken toy mule facing the wrong way as he yells through an orange street cone. “It’s that same idea,” explains Haynes, referring to the country’s current state of affairs. “The character is yelling to nobody and facing backwards. It makes you think.”

While there are some political observations on Revolution Come… Revolution Go, there are also introspective ruminations on life and love like the countrified road song “Traveling Tune,” the soaring “The Man I Want To Be” and the slow-burning, reflective “Easy Times.” Throughout the record, Haynes’ dynamic vocals sound as strong and rich as ever, swinging effortlessly between rock ‘n’ roll grit and soulful crooning. Longtime collaborator Gordie Johnson joined Haynes as co-producer for six tunes, while the legendary Don Was co-produced on the powerful and moving “Dreams & Songs” and the thought-provoking “Pressure Under Fire.” Jimmie Vaughan makes a sizzling cameo on the super-charged “Burning Point.” “Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground” is the reworking of the traditional blues instrumental originally recorded by Blind Willie Johnson to which Haynes added lyrics and the band turned into an epic gospel rock closer.

Gov’t Mule – Haynes, Matt Abts (drums), Danny Louis (keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals), and Jorgen Carlsson (bass) – has galvanized a global fan base with their music and improvisational virtuosity, leading them to be recognized as one of the most timeless, revered and active bands in the world whose spot amongst rock titans remains unshakable.

From the YouTube channel of Gov’t Mule – Topic:

 

Gov’t Mule 2017 Tour Dates:

April 20-22                        Live Oak, FL @ Wanee Festival

April 23                               Greenville, SC @ Peace Center Concert Hall*

April 24                               Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center*

April 26                               Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall*  

April 27                               Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre*

April 28                               New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre**

May 17                                 New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage^

May 19                                 Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater^

May 20                                 Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre

May 22                                 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

May 23                                 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre

May 25                                 Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre

May 26                                 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre

May 27                                 Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Festival

May 28                                 Cumberland, MD @ DelFest

June 29 – July 2                 Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival

July 15                                  Patchogue, NY @ Great South Bay Music Festival

August 1                             Augusta, GA @ Jessye Norman Amphitheater^^

August 3                             Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater^^

August 4                             Daniel Island, SC @ Family Circle Stadium^^

August 5                             Charlotte, NC @ CMCU Amphitheater^^

August 6                             Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre^^

August 8                             Lewiston, NY @ ArtPark^^

August 9                             Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier^^

August 10                          Scranton, PA @ Peach Music Festival

August 11                          Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion^^

August 13                          Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^^

August 14                          Grand Rapids, MI @ Meijer Gardens^^

August 16                          Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn at Great White River Park^^

August 17                          Des Moines, IA @ Brenton Skating Plaza^^

August 18                          Papillion, NE @ Sumter Amphitheater^^

August 19                            Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre#

August 22                          Columbus, OH @ Express Live!##

August 24                          Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend##

August 25-27                     Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Festival

August 26                          Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater##

August 27                          Louisville, KY@ Iroquois Amphitheater##

* with Eric Krasno Band

** with Soulive

^ with Chris Robinson Brotherhood

^^ with Galactic

# with Yonder Mountain String Band & The Marcus King Band

with Blackberry Smoke

Check out Steve Kennedy’s LMNR review of Warren Haynes’ and Don Was’ #LastWaltz40 event at the Orpheum in LA:

40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz at the Orpheum-April 13th, 2017

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