LETTUCE Announces New Studio Album, Elevate, Due Out June 14th

Genre-defying funk-jazz-soul-hip-hop-psychedelic-jam-art-rock-experimental-avant-garde music titansLettuce have officially revealed the details for their sixth studio album, Elevateset for release on Friday, June 14th (Regime Music Group). New single “Krewe,” a western-meets-’60s Ethiopian funk song, is available now; CLICK HERE to listen and receive an instant download with any album pre-order.

Produced by Lettuce and recorded at Colorado Sound Studio outside of Denver with legendary engineer Russ Elevado (D’Angelo, The Roots, Erykah Badu), Elevate marks the band’s first new original music in three years and is a dynamic showcase of their ever-changing and all-inclusive musical palette. The six-member collective – Grammy-nominated drummer and percussionist Adam Deitch, guitarist Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes, Grammy Award-winning keyboardist and vocalist Nigel Hall, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Ryan Zoidis and Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Eric “Benny” Bloom – maintains its eclectic, free-wheeling approach while embracing a progressive and futuristic vibe, with elements of Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead, Eno and Miles Davis, thanks to their love of improvisational music and arts. Much of the warm, analog feel running throughout the album can be attributed to Zoidis’ new toy, a vintage Korg X-911 synth.

Lettuce explores its funk roots in the Tower of Power-like punch of “Ready to Live” (a cover of a song by Cold Blood’s Lydia Pense), the Prince-like swagger of “Royal Highness” and the OG blues-soul of “Love Is Too Strong,” which sees a vocal cameo from Marcus King.Expanded trip-hop sounds create a space age audio-scape on tracks like “Trapezoid,” “Gang 10” and “Purple Cabbage.” Their take on the Tears For Fears hit “Everybody Wants to Rule The World” features Hall on vocals, and Smirnoff nods to Carlos Santana and Trey Anastasio on the Latin-flavored and playfully named “Shmink Dabby.” Full track listing is below.

The band will bring their blissful rhythms and sonic grooves to an extensive 2019 tour that continues April 20th with a headline show at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY with special guest famed jazz guitarist John Scofield, followed by a stop in The Big Easy on May 2nd for a Jazz Fest show called RAGE!FEST at The Joy Theater in New Orleans that will feature special guest Oteil Burbridge and support from The Soul RebelsLettuce will officially celebrate the release of Elevate at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 15th with their 4th annual Rage Rocks show featuring two full sets from Lettuce, one of which will be a Jerry Garcia Band cover set, along with support from TAUKand The Soul Rebels. See below for the band’s full list of upcoming tour dates for the year, including headlining and festival dates, and visit www.lettucefunk.com for all ticketing details, including VIP information to Elevate the experience. The VIP upgrade includes meet & greet and photo with the band, invitation to attend soundcheck, early venue entry and crowd-free merchandise shopping, signed set list, and Elevate Merch Pack (signed poster, sunglasses, bandana and koozie), in addition to hanging out and spinning vinyl with Lettuce at the VIP Pre-Rage.


1. Trapezoid

2. Royal Highness

3. Krewe

4. Shmink Dabby

5. Everybody Wants to Rule The World

6. Gang Ten

7. Ready To Live

8. Larimar

9. Love Is Too Strong

10. Purple Cabbage

11. Trapezoid Dub


April 20                               Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theater

May 2                                   New Orleans, LA @ The Joy Theater

May 31                                 Ozark, AR @ Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain

June 1                                   Kalamazoo, MI @ Bells Eccentric Cafe

June 15                                Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

June 27                                Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest

July 11                                  Rochester, NY @ Party In the City

July 12                                  Snowshoe, WV @ 4848 Festival

July 14                                  Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival

July 16                                  Plymouth, NH @ The Flying Monkey

July 19                                  Westerly, RI @ Paddy’s Beach Club

July 20                                  Jay, VT @ Jeezum Crow Festival

July 23                                  Nantucket, MA @ The Chicken Box

July 24                                  Nantucket, MA @ The Chicken Box

July 25                                  Beverly, MA @ The Cabot

July 26                                  Portland, ME @ State Theatre

July 27                                  Scranton, PA @ The Peach Music Festival

August 9                              Fort Collins, CO @ Bohemian Nights at New West Fest

August 11                           Telluride, CO @ Telluride Jazz Festival

September 12                   Asheville, NC @ Salvage Station

September 13                   Pelham, TN @ The Caverns

September 14                   Clemmons, NC @ The Big Pour

September 15                   Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

September 21                   Westbury, NY @ The Space at Westbury

November 6                      Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge

November 7                      Kansas City, MO @ Truman

November 8                      Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

November 9                      Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

November 10                    Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom

November 14                    Columbus, OH @ The Bluestone

November 16                    Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz

November 17                    Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre

November 20                    Utica, NY @ The Stanley Theater

November 22                    Washington, DC @ The Anthem

November 23                Rocky Mount, VA @ Harvester Center

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