Rock titans Gov’t Mule have released “Life Before Insanity,” the first cut from their forthcoming live album and film package, Bring On The Music – Live at The Capitol Theatre out June 28th via Provogue / Mascot Label Group. The film, directed by renowned music photographer and director Danny Clinch (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Phish)in a 9-camera shoot,was captured during two special nights at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, on April 27th and 28th, 2018. Led by the rich, honeyed vocals of Gov’t Mule front man GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, producer, and revered guitarist Warren Haynes, “Life Before Insanity” showcases the band’s jam-packed live spectacle and master musicianship through a cinematic lens that is sure to thrill fans. Haynes shares, “I’m happy we included the song “Life Before Insanity,” the title track of our third record, as it is a good representation of that era of the band. The fans will enjoy it as it hadn’t been performed in quite a while and we just recently started playing it again.”
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). Check out the first interview about the release with Warren Haynes via Rolling Stone.
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 GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, producer, and revered guitarist Warren Haynes pre-dates the band’s formation. A wide-ranging song selection from Gov’t Mule‘s acclaimed catalog is featured on the releases.
Gov’t Mule will travel across the pond for their UK/European run which kicks off on May 27th in Glasgow before returning for the US leg of their summer tour on June 21st in Cincinnati, OH. 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.