Bring On The Music! Gov’t Mule to release Live At Capitol Theatre in numerous formats.
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.
“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”, says Warren Haynes. “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.”
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.
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).
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
2CD standalone is the audio of the 2DVD –
Audio released digitally as Bring On The Music – Live at The Capitol Theatre – Part 1
Blu-ray is the same as 2DVD.
2LP Volume 1 (purple LP) and Volume 2 (Blue LP) are both mixed song selection of tracks from the concerts.
For both 2LPs Mascot releases a web exclusive marble edition – Limited to 1000 copies each.
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.
Warren Haynes adds: 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 eight-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.
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.
Gov’t Mule 2019 European Tour Dates
May 27 Glasgow, UK—O2 Academy
May 28 Newcastle, UK—Boiler Shop
May 29 Leeds, UK—O2 Academy
May 31 Birmingham, UK—Town Hall
June 1 London, UK—O2 Forum Kentish Town
June 2 Manchester, UK—Academy 2
June 4 Paris, France—La Cigale
June 5 Brussels, Belgium—AB
June 6 Frankfurt, Germany—Batschkapp
June 8 Raalte, Netherlands—Ribs & Blues
June 9 Alkmaar, Netherlands—Victorie