Following the announcement of their eagerly anticipated 10th studio album 'Revolution Come…Revolution Go', celebrated American rock band Gov’t Mule have confirmed their return to the UK & Ireland, for a run of dates in October this year.
The band will be heading to Ireland to play a show at Dublin's Academy before coming to the UK for four dates in Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff and London. The full list of shows, with ticketing links can be viewed below.
Following a brief hiatus which began in 2014, Gov't Mule first return to the road earlier this year, at Summerstage in New York's Central Park, and have dates booked through the summer in North America and Europe. The band also hopes to head to Japan, Australia and other territories to promote upcoming release '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’s due for release June 9th via Spinefarm Records. You can pre-order the album here.
The twelve song set was recorded primarily with long-time collaborator Gordie Johnson 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.
Concludes Warren: "It's about looking back at your life and family and changes, 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."
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Gov'T Mule 2017 UK & Ireland Dates:
Oct 22nd - Academy, Dublin, | Tickets
Oct 24th - Queens Hall, Edinburgh, | Tickets
Oct 26th – Ritz, Manchester | Tickets
Oct 27th – Tramshed, Cardiff | Tickets
Oct 28th - London Bluesfest, London