Gov’t Mule Announces New Album & October 2017 UK/Ireland Tour.

The tour kicks off on Sunday 22nd October 2017 at Academy, Dublin, Ireland.

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The band first return to the road at Summerstage in New York’s Central Park and have dates booked through the summer in North America and Europe, with hopes of also heading to Japan, Australia and other territories to promote the upcoming album ‘Revolution Come… Revolution Go’.

After celebrating 20 years and then taking a few years to work on other projects, the album is “the new chapter opening up for the band”, according to founder Warren Haynes.

It is released on Friday 9th June 2017 on Spinefarm Records. Furthermore, the band will embark on a five-date UK & Ireland tour in October 2017 and the dates and ticket links are listed below.

You can pre-order the album here.

You can also listen to new track ‘Dreams & Songs’ in this article. 

The 12-song set, Gov’t Mule’s 10th studio outing, was recorded primarily with long-time collaborator Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar) in Austin, Texas, but the musicians also worked on a pair of tracks with Don Was, with whom Haynes recently toured as part of the recent The Last Waltz 40th anniversary tour.

The record features the song ‘Dreams & Songs’, which Haynes deems autobiographical, reflecting on a career that started professionally with David Allan Coe’s band in 1980 and has gone through the Dickey Betts Band, the Allman Brothers Band, the Dead, Phil Lesh & Friends and more.

“It’s about looking back at your life and family and changes,” Haynes explains, “and the general message is you never go back home — not in the literal sense of the word, but things have a way of growing in their own directions, and you wake up one day and look at everything you’ve been through and think, ‘Wow, how did I get here?’ It’s a journey and you look back on it. I’m very grateful for the opportunities that I’ve had, but it’s been a wild ride and in some ways has gone so much quicker than I would ever expect. Thankfully, I’m still going strong and my career’s as good as it’s ever been. I’m thankful for that.”

“The first time that Glenn and I heard Gov’t Mule play live was in London some years ago after an illuminating chat with guitarist and singer Warren Haynes. The four or five soundcheck songs were not included in the later public show – hence the engineer and your scribes were treated to a spine-tingling GM take on Peter Green’s ‘The Green Manalishi’!

Since then, the Mule has been part of our lives. Never afraid to play with other artists, take a trip in to dub-reggae or visit the sanctified works of Pink Floyd, this band produces their own fresh material and killer versions even of Beatles songs. Long may they create but moreover, entertain.” – Pete Sargeant Just Listen To This 

Revolution Come…Revolution Go Standard Album 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)

Glenn Sargeant

(Many thanks to Wilful Publicity for help with announcement)

Gov’t Mule’s tenth studio album ‘Revolution Come… Revolution Go’ is released on Spinefarm Records on Friday 9th June 2017.

To pre-order the album go here.

For more information visit the band’s official website here: http://bit.ly/2bPJVIG

The October 2017 UK/Ireland Tour will stop at the following venues:

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Sunday 22nd October 2017 – Academy, Dublin, Ireland http://bit.ly/2ofGvIt

Wednesday 24th October 2017 – Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2qwHN1A

Thursday 26th October 2017 – O2 Ritz, Manchester, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2ofI9tI

Friday 27th October 2017 – Tramshed, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2nayiAW

Saturday 28th October 2017 – Bluesfest London, O2 Arena Complex (Venue & Timings TBA), Greenwich, London, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2eX3rsb