Today preeminent American rock band Gov't Mule have premiered their 10th studio album Revolution Come... Revolution Go out June 9th on Fantasy Records - PRESS HERE to listen via Huffington Post. Spanning rock, blues, soul, jazz and country, this is Gov't Mule's most diverse album to date and shines a spotlight on the band's evocative songwriting, incendiary playing, cleverly-crafted songs and timely lyrical commentary.
The record is available for pre-order now ahead of its Friday release via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, PledgeMusic and Mule.net. With each order, fans will receive instant downloads of the two lead singles - the hard-charging rocker "Stone Cold Rage" and the simmering "Sarah, Surrender," as well as the gorgeous "Dreams & Songs" and the thought-provoking "Pressure Under Fire," which recently premiered via Salon.com.
Hot on the heels of an electrifying headline set at Central Park SummerStage in New York City celebrating their 2000th show, Gov't Mule, who are currently gracing the cover of Guitar World, will now embark on the 'Revolution Come... Revolution Go' Tour first starting overseas then heading back to the States to close out the summer.Full routing below for all upcoming dates. For ticket info, please visit www.Mule.net.
The band began recording the album in Austin, TX, on Election Day in November 2016, with half the country poised for upset no matter the outcome. 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 tension and emotions felt all across the country regardless of political affiliation on songs like "Stone Cold Rage," "Pressure Under Fire," and the title track. These lyrical observations are threaded together with a message of unity and a reminder that we are all in this together. There is also a more personal and introspective side to the album, exploring themes of love and life like on the countrified road song "Traveling Tune," the soaring "The Man I Want To Be" and the slow-burning, reflective "Easy Times." 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. 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 two tracks with Haynes.
"Like most people, we really had no idea that the election was going to turn out the way it did. That changed everything - from a lyrical perspective. It's not a political record, per se, but there are political connotations. There are also love songs, relationship songs, and songs about working together to make this a better planet. It covers a lot of ground, but it definitely starts and ends as a rock 'n' roll record. It's all within the realm of what we do, but it explores a lot of territory and, in some cases, territory we've never explored before," explains Haynes.
Gov't Mule - GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, guitar legend WarrenHaynes [vocals, guitar], 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.
PRESS HERE to read Warren Haynes' interview about the album with Rolling Stone.
PRESS HERE to watch a behind-the-scenes video of the making of the album.
Gov't Mule 2017 Tour Dates:
June 6 Antwerp, BE @ De Roma
June 8 Luxembourg, LU @ Den Atelier
June 10 Grolloo, NL @ Holland International Blues Festival
June 12 Dortmund, DE @ FZW
June 13 Karlsruhe, DE @ Tollhaus
June 14 Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten
June 15 Milan, IT @ Live Club
June 17 Vienna, AT @ WUK
June 29-July 2 Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
July 15 Patchogue, NY @ Great South Bay Music Festival
July 29 Fort Smith, AR @ Peacemaker Music & Arts Festival
July 30 Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing^
August 1 Augusta, GA @ Jessye Norman Amphitheater^
August 3 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater^
August 4 Daniel Island, SC @ Volvo Car 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 11 Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion^
August 12 Scranton, PA @ Peach Music Festival
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 @ Sumtur Amphitheater^
August 19 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
August 22 Columbus, OH @ Express Live!~
August 24 Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend~
August 25 Arrington, VA @ Lockn' Festival
August 26 Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater~
August 27 Louisville, [email protected] Iroquois Amphitheater~
September 14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden
October 7 Helena, AR @ King Biscuit Blues Festival
October 22 Dublin, IE @ Academy
October 24 Edinburgh, UK @ Queens Hall
October 26 Manchester, UK @ Ritz
October 27 Cardif, UK @ Tramshed
October 30 Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
November 2 Hamburg, DE @ Fabrik
November 3 Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
November 4 Munich, DE @ Backstage Halle
November 5 Weisbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
November 7 Leverkusen, DE @ Forum Leverkusen
*with Yonder Mountain String Band & The Marcus King Band
~with Blackberry Smoke
ABOUT GOV'T MULE & WARREN HAYNES: Gov't Mule has showcased its virtuosity, intelligence and breadth over the course of 16 studio and live albums, millions of album/track sales and streams and thousands of performances. The flexible interplay amongst front man Warren Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, keyboardist Danny Louis and bassist Jorgen Carlsson makes them a true living, breathing ensemble. Gov't Mule's vast reservoir of songs has become a human encyclopedia of great American music while adding to that cannon with their signature sound. Celebrated as one of music's most treasured storytellers, Gov't Mule's front man GRAMMY®Award-winning singer-songwriter Warren Haynes is lauded as one of the most formidable guitarists and vocalists of the modern era. A cornerstone of the American music landscape, he has brought his artistry to three of the greatest live rock groups - Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule and the Dead.
Photo credit: Jacob Blickenstaff