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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. PRESS HERE for lead Rock single “Stone Cold Rage” which premiered via Rolling Stone. PRESS HERE to read GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, guitar legend and Gov’t Mule front man Warren Haynes‘ first interview about the record with Rolling Stone, which includes a behind-the-scenes video of the making of the album. Denver’s KBCO world premiered the lead Triple A single “Sarah, Surrender” on the ‘BCO Morning Show with Bret Saunders – PRESS HERE to listen. 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 Summer Stage 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 singles – 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 most 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.
Revolution Come…Revolution Go Standard Track Listing:
2. Drawn That Way
3. Pressure Under Fire
4. The Man I Want To Be
5. Traveling Tune
6. Thorns Of Life
7. Dreams & Songs
8. Sarah, Surrender
9. Revolution Come, Revolution Go
10. Burning Point (ft. Jimmie Vaughan)
11. Easy Times
12. Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground
3. Outside Myself
4. Revolution Come, Revolution Go (Alternate Version)
5. The Man I Want To Be (Live In Studio Version)
6. Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground (Live In Studio Version)
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.