With a slate of summer tour dates confirmed, Gov't Mule is planning to extend the life of its' 2004 album "Deja Voodoo" with the release of a free five-song EP.
With a slate of summer tour dates confirmed, Gov't Mule is planning to extend the life of its' 2004 album "Deja Voodoo" with the release of a free five-song EP. Beginning June 1, "Mo' Voodoo" will be packaged with new copies of the album and accessible for online download for those who already own it.
"Our fan base is so supportive we like to do things to continually give something back," Mule leader Warren Haynes says, noting that several of the band's previous releases include hidden bonuses. "We've taken that tradition further by going in to the studio and recording five tracks that we are making available to our fans for free."
Two of the "My Voodoo" tracks -- planned radio single "I'll Be the One" and "I Can't Be You" -- were written by Haynes. The remainder of the disc is rounded out by covers of Joe Henry's "King's Highway," David Gray's "My Oh My" and Van Morrison's "Ballerina."
Utilizing Sony Connected technology, earlier copies of "Deja Voodoo" can be inserted into a PC to unlock access to a protected Gov't Mule Web site that includes the songs. In addition to the new material, the site also features photos, AIM buddy icons and a live performance clip of "Lola Leave Your Light On" captured during an Oct. 15 show at the Orpheum in Boston.
Gov't Mule will return to Boston June 3 to kick off its Voodoo Caravan Tour, which is scheduled to run through a July 5 set at Milwaukee's annual Summerfest, and includes stops at the Bonnaroo and Wakarusa festivals. Along the way, the tour will feature a variety of support acts that include Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Medeski Martin & Wood, Galactic, Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon and Yonder Mountain String Band.
Here are Gov't Mule's tour dates:
June 3: Boston (Bank Of America Pavilion)
June 4: Hunter, N.Y. (Hunter Mountain)
June 5: Philadelphia (Festival Pier)
June 7: Norfolk, Va. (The NorVa)
June 8: Myrtle Beach, S.C. (House of Blues)
June 9: Glen Allen, Va. (Innsbrook Pavilion)
June 11: Manchester, Tenn. (Bonnaroo)
June 15-16: Chicago (Navy Pier)
June 17: Apple Valley, Minn. (The Zoo)
June 18: Lawrence, Kan. (Wakarusa)
June 19: Birmingham, Ala. (City Stages)
June 22: Columbus, Ohio (PromoWest Pavilion)
June 23: Cleveland (Scene Pavilion)
June 24: Atlantic City, N.J. (House of Blues)
June 25: Baltimore, Md. (Pier 6)
June 26: Buffalo, N.Y. (Artvoice Street Festival)
July 1: Morrison, Col. (Red Rocks Amphitheatre)
July 2: Quincy, Calif. (High Sierra Music Festival)
July 3: Alta, Wyo. (Grand Targhee Ski Resort)
July 5: Milwaukee, Wis. (Summerfest)