GOV’T MULE New Studio Album Revolution Come… Revolution Go Out June 9, Listen to Lead Singles “Stone Cold Rage” & “Sarah, Surrender”, Summer 2017 Tour Announced

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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.netWith 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 GoTour 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 MuleHaynes, 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. 

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Revolution Come…Revolution Go Standard Track Listing:

1. Stone Cold Rage
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

Deluxe Version – Bonus CD:
1. What Fresh Hell
2. Click-Track
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 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
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.

Read more about Gov’t Mule here. 

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