Gov’t Mule celebrates 25 years in a band with Bring On The Music

No two Gov’t Mule shows are alike, as the band draws on the more than 300 songs in their repertoire (and often a host of special guests) to create a unique experience each and every time. Warren Haynes [vocals, guitar], Matt Abts [drums], Danny Louis [keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals], and Jorgen Carlsson [bass] – have galvanised a global fan base with their improvisational virtuosity, leading them to be recognised as one of the most timeless and revered bands in the world.

Gov’t Mule celebrates 25 years being a band with
Bring On The Music – Live At The Capitol Theatre

New album / concert film ‘Bring On The Music – Live At The Capitol Theatre’
Released: 28 June 2019
Via Provogue/Mascot Label Group

Check out the trailer here:

Rock titans Gov’t Mule have announced the release of Bring On The Music – Live at The Capitol Theatre, a brand new live CD/DVD package out June 28th via Provogue / Mascot Label Group. Filmed at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, on April 27th and 28th, 2018, the 9-camera video shoot was directed by renowned music photographer and director Danny Clinch (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Phish). The release features more than 2 hours of live music, a full-length concert film, interviews with the band, behind-the-scenes footage, photos shot by Danny Clinch over the years, and more.

This is the first time that Gov’t Mule’s updated stage set and production have been filmed, bringing the excitement and spectacle of a Gov’t Mule show directly into fans’ homes. CLICK HERE to watch the teaser for Bring On The Music – Live at The Capitol Theatre. The release will be available in a variety of configurations: a 2 CD/2 DVD deluxe package (the CD and DVD feature entirely different track lists and includes bonus videos of “Soulshine” and “Traveling Tune”), two separate double-vinyl packages, digital, Blu-ray and a 2-CD package (featuring audio from the film). CLICK HERE to pre-order and for more details on each offering.

The title, Bring On The Music, taken from Gov’t Mule’s song of the same name that touches upon the passing of time and appreciating life’s journey, is a nod to the band’s treasured relationship with their fans. The Capitol Theatre has been the backdrop of many unforgettable shows for the band and is one of Gov’t Mule’s favorite venues to play. Inviting longtime Mule photographer and friend Danny Clinch to direct the film was also something of a destined choice, as Clinch’s relationship with Haynes pre-dates the band’s formation. A wide-ranging song selection from Gov’t Mule’s acclaimed catalog is featured on the deluxe release. Highlights include “Life Before Insanity” (the title track from their 2000 studio album), “Mr. Man” (from their 2004 album Déjà Voodoo) and several songs from the band’s most recent studio album Revolution Come… Revolution Go.

The news of the live release comes alongside the announcement of Gov’t Mule’s summer tour kicking off June 21st in Cincinnati, OH. Pre-sale tickets will be available Wednesday May 8th. Public on-sale begins Friday May 10th. Please visit www.mule.net for all ticketing details. Gov’t Mule is currently on the road and gearing up for their second show at the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans, LA, on May 4th, part of their always-anticipated Jazz Fest tradition, before traveling across the pond for their UK/European run. Gov’t Mule will also headline Mountain Jam with a double-header performance on June 14th and 15th at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Warren Haynes will return as co-presenter of the festival for its 15th year.

PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM WARREN HAYNES ABOUT BRING ON THE MUSIC:

Twenty-five years…. By the time you see and hear the performances from these two shows, Gov’t Mule will have celebrated 25 years as a band — something we never could have imagined. It’s no easy task keeping a band together for 25 years. You don’t get to do that without having built, nurtured, depended on, tested, damaged, and rebuilt important relationships. In fact, with any band that’s stayed around that long, it’s all about relationships. When we made the decision to document where the band is currently (musically speaking), it immediately occurred to us that this would be, among other things, a celebration of a lot of those relationships — starting with the one between the four of us.

The title, Bring On The Music, is obviously taken from the song of the same name that deals not only with loss and the passing of time, but also with our relationship with our audience as well. The same applies to “Traveling Tune,” which opens and closes the main program of the film. Without our audience, there would be no chance or reason for us to be around 25 years later.

It was also obvious that we wanted to film and record at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, which is one of our favorite venues. Since its re-opening in 2012, myself and Gov’t Mule (together and separately) have played there many times and have had many magical shows there. To quote Jerry Garcia, “There’s only two theaters, man…. The Fillmore and the Capitol Theatre.”

Bringing in Danny Clinch to direct the film was a somewhat obvious choice as well. Having watched each other’s careers grow in ways that included twists and turns neither of us could have predicted, our relationship pre-dates the formation of Gov’t Mule. On his path toward becoming the “go to” photographer and film director for so many artists in the world of music, Danny would shoot the photos for many Gov’t Mule records throughout our career, going back to our debut album, for which he shot all the photos including the front and back covers. The band shot we chose for the back cover was the “Polaroid” of the first picture he ever took of the original trio, at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock. It was literally the very first photo taken in what turned out to be an 8-hour shoot. As I imagine most of you reading this know, the front cover of Gov’t Mule features the image of a mule draped in an American flag surrounded by trees. Most people I’ve talked with about it assume it was some sort of collage or illustration. No. Danny Clinch rented a mule and dragged it into Central Park in the heart of New York City to get that iconic shot. When we showed all the photos to Gregg Allman, he pointed at that one and said, “There’s your cover.”

Relationships…. It’s also important to point out the people that helped keep Gov’t Mule alive; people like Chuck Leavell, Oteil Burbridge, Dave Schools, Rob Barraco, Mike Gordon, Les Claypool, Jason Newsted, George Porter Jr., Greg Rzab, Audley Freed, Karl Denson and Andy Hess — all who came on the road with us at a time when we weren’t sure if we could continue. Andy, of course, went on to join the band from 2003 to 2008, bringing his own personality to the music.

Music…. The thing that’s helped us, individually and collectively, get through the inevitable hard times. The thing that’s driven every decision we’ve made as a band since our inception in 1994. The thing that’s ever-elusive but worth chasing for 25 years (and beyond), and that we’re all lucky to have as such a big part of our lives. The thing that’s connected all of us, everyone aforementioned, including the audience, and continues to grow like — and along with — the “circle” that’s been here since long before any of us and will be here long after we’re gone that will hopefully inspire and influence musicians, bands, and artists for the future the way we were all inspired and influenced by what came before.

So, bring it on! Everything’s gonna be all right.

— Warren Haynes

Govt Mule - Bring On The Music – Live At The Capitol Theatre

Available formats:

  1. 2CD/2DVD – 2CD is concert 1 and 2DVD is concert 2 – both have different setlists –
    Audio released digitally as Bring On The Music – Live at The Capitol Theatre – Part 2

  2. 2CD standalone is the audio of the 2DVD –
    Audio released digitally as Bring On The Music – Live at The Capitol Theatre – Part 1

  3. Blu-ray is the same as 2DVD.
  4. 2LP Volume 1 (purple LP) and Volume 2 (Blue LP) are both mixed song selection of tracks from the concerts.
  5. For both 2LPs Mascot releases a web exclusive marble edition – Limited to 1000 copies each.

Tracklisting 2-CD set:

CD 1
1. Traveling Tune (Part 1) (Live)
2. Railroad Boy (Live)
3. Mule (Live)
4. Beautifully Broken (Live)
5. Drawn That Way (Live)
6. The Man I Want To Be (Live)
7. Funny Little Tragedy > Message In A Bottle > Funny Little Tragedy (Live)
8. Far Away (Live)
9. Sin’s A Good Man’s Brother (Live)
10. Mr. Man (Live)
11. Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground (Live)

CD 2
1. Life Before Insanity (Live)
2. Thorns Of Life (Live)
3. Revolution Come, Revolution Go (Live)
4. No Need To Suffer (Live)
5. Dreams & Songs (Live)
6. Time To Confess (Live)
7. Comeback (Live)
8. World Boss (Live)
9. Bring On The Music (Live)
10. Traveling Tune (Part 2) (Live)

Tracklisting LP sets:

Tracklisting Vol. 1:
A1. Railroad Boy (Live)
A2. Fool’s Moon (Live)
A3. Revolution Come, Revolution Go (Live)
B1. Traveling Tune (alternate version) (Live)
B2. Lola Leave Your Light On (Live)
B3. Blind Man In The Dark (Live)
C1. Thorns Of Life (Live)
C2. Time To Confess (Live)
D1. Beautifully Broken (Live)
D2. The Man I Want To Be (Live)
D3. Mr. Man (Live)

Tracklisting Vol. 2:
A1. Thorazine Shuffle (Live)
A2. Mule (Live)
B1. Pressure Under Fire (Live)
B2. Broke Down On The Brazos (Live)
B3. Endless Parade (Live)
C1. Drawn That Way (Live)
C2. Forsaken Savior (Live)
C3. Stone Cold Rage (Live)
D1. Life Before Insanity (Live)
D2. Larger Than Life (Live)
D3. Bring On The Music (Live)

The vinyl includes a code for a complimentary MP3 download of this album.

Tracklisting Blu-ray:
1. Intro (Live)
2. Traveling Tune (Part 1) (Live)
3. Railroad Boy (Live)
4. Mule (Live)
5. Beautifully Broken (Live)
6. Drawn That Way (Live)
7. The Man I Want To Be (Live)
8. Funny Little Tragedy > Message In A Bottle > Funny Little Tragedy (Live)
9. Far Away (Live)
10. Sin’s A Good Man’s Brother (Live)
11. Mr. Man (Live)
12. Life Before Insanity (Live)
13. Thorns Of Life (Live)
14. Trane (Live)
15. Revolution Come, Revolution Go (Live)
16. No Need To Suffer (Live)
17. Dreams & Songs (Live)
18. Time To Confess (Live)
19. Comeback (Live)
20. World Boss (Live)
21. Bring On The Music (Live)
22. Traveling Tune (Part 2) (Live)
23. Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground (Live)

Blu-ray info:
Region-free – Plays on all blu-ray players worldwide.
Audio: PCM 2.0 stereo / TrueHD 5.1 / DTS-HD MA 5.1
Bonus content: Soulshine video / Traveling Tune (Warren Haynes solo) / Rare photos of the band through the years

Tracklisting 2-CD / 2-DVD bundle:

CD 1
1. Hammer & Nails (Live)
2. Thorazine Shuffle (Live)
3. Larger Than Life (Live)
4. Forsaken Savior (Live)
5. Broke Down On The Brazos (Live)
6. Endless Parade (Live)
7. Lola Leave Your Light On (Live)
8. Blind Man In The Dark (Live)
9. Raven Black Night (Live)

CD 2
1. Traveling Tune (alternate version) (Live)
2. Stone Cold Rage (Live)
3. Whisper In Your Soul (Live)
4. Little Toy Brain (Live)
5. Trane > Eternity’s Breath > St. Stephen (jam) (Live)
6. Pressure Under Fire (Live)
7. Fool’s Moon (Live)
8. Revolution Come, Revolution Go (alternate version) (Live)
9. Bring On The Music (Live)

DVD 1
1. Intro (Live)
2. Traveling Tune (Part 1) (Live)
3. Railroad Boy (Live)
4. Mule (Live)
5. Beautifully Broken (Live)
6. Drawn That Way (Live)
7. The Man I Want To Be (Live)
8. Funny Little Tragedy > Message In A Bottle > Funny Little Tragedy (Live)
9. Far Away (Live)
10. Sin’s A Good Man’s Brother (Live)
11. Mr. Man (Live)

DVD 2
1. Life Before Insanity (Live)
2. Thorns Of Life (Live)
3. Trane (Live)
4. Revolution Come, Revolution Go (Live)
5. No Need To Suffer (Live)
6. Dreams & Songs (Live)
7. Time To Confess (Live)
8. Comeback (Live)
9. World Boss (Live)
10. Bring On The Music (Live)
11. Traveling Tune (Part 2) (Live)
12. Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground (Live)

DVD info:
Region-free – Plays on all DVD and blu-ray players worldwide.
Video: NTSC 16:9
Audio: DD 2.0 + 5.1
Bonus content: Soulshine video / Traveling Tune (Warren Haynes solo) / Rare photos of the band through the years

Album is available for pre-order – http://smarturl.it/Govt-Mule

GOV’T MULE TOUR DATES

May 2 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
May 3 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
May 4 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theater
May 27 – Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Glasgow
May 28 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom @ Boiler Shop
May 29 – Leeds, United Kingdom @ Stylus
May 31 – Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Birmingham Town Hall
June 1 – London, United Kingdom @ O2 Forum Kentish Town
June 2 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ Manchester Academy 2
June 4 – Paris, France @ La Cigale
June 5 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
June 6 – Frankfurt Am Main, Germany @ Batschkapp
June 8 – Raalte, Netherlands @ Ribs & Blues Raalte
June 9 – Alkmaar, Netherlands @ Podium Victorie

June 14-15 – Bethel, NY @ Mountain Jam
June 21 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
June 22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Fest
June 23 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn at White River
June 24 – Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheatre
June 27 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
June 28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony SummerStage
June 29-30 – Butler, OH @ Smoky Run Music Festival
July 3 – Asheville, NC @ Highland Brewing Company
July 5 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore (10th Anniversary Celebration)
July 6 – Greensboro, NC @ White Oak Amphitheatre
July 10 – Charlottesville, VA @ Sprint Pavilion
July 11 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU
July 12 – Jay, VT @ Stateside Amphitheatre
July 13 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC*
July 16 – Toledo, OH @ Hensville Park
July 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads
July 19 – Welch, MN @ Treasure Island Resort & Casino*
July 20 – Walker, MN @ Moondance Jam*
Aug 9 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater*
Aug 10 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena*
Aug 27 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery
Aug 30 – Medford, OR @ Britt Music & Arts Festival
Sep 4 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden (On Sale May 6)
Sep 5-8 – Las Vegas, NV @ Big Blues Bender
Sep 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Outlaw Music Festival
Sep 21-22 – Buffalo, NY @ Borderland Festival

*w/ Lynyrd Skynyrd