Gov’t Mule Releases First Cut From Live Film & Album For “Life Before Insanity”

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 GroupCLICK HERE to watch. 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.”

CLICK HERE to pre-order the live album/film package and receive an instant audio download of the live rendition of “Life Before Insanity,” a song that first debuted as the title track to Gov’t Mule’s 2000 studio album. CLICK HERE to watch the teaser for the Bring On The Music – Live at The Capitol Theatre release, featuring more than 5 hours of live music including 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). 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. Please visit for all ticketing details. Gov’t Mule will also headline Mountain Jam with a double-header performance on June 14th and 15th atBethel Woods Center for the ArtsWarren Haynes will return as co-presenter of the festival for its 15th year.


**For further details on all other configurations please CLICK HERE


1. Hammer & Nails

2. Thorazine Shuffle

3. Larger Than Life

4. Forsaken Savior

5. Broke Down On The Brazos

6. Endless Parade

7. Lola Leave Your Light On

8. Blind Man In The Dark

9. Raven Black Night


1. Traveling Tune (alternate version)

2. Stone Cold Rage

3. Whisper In Your Soul

4. Little Toy Brain

5. Trane > Eternity’s Breath > St. Stephen (jam)

6. Pressure Under Fire

7. Fool’s Moon

8. Revolution Come, Revolution Go (alternate version)

9. Bring On The Music



Traveling Tune (part 1)

Railroad Boy


Beautifully Broken

Drawn That Way

The Man I Want To Be

Funny Little Tragedy > Message In A Bottle > Funny Little Tragedy

Far Away

Sin’s A Good Man’s Brother

Mr. Man


Life Before Insanity

Thorns Of Life


Revolution Come, Revolution Go

No Need To Suffer

Dreams & Songs

Time To Confess


World Boss

Bring On The Music

Traveling Tune (part 2)

Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground

Bonus DVD content:

Soulshine video

Traveling Tune video (Warren Haynes solo)

Plus rare photos by Danny Clinch of the band through the years!


May 27 – Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Glasgow

May 28 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom @ Boiler Shop

May 29 – Leeds, United Kingdom @ Stylus

May 31 – Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Birmingham Town Hall

June 1 – London, United Kingdom @ O2 Forum Kentish Town

June 2 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ Manchester Academy 2

June 4 – Paris, France @ La Cigale

June 5 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique

June 6 – Frankfurt Am Main, Germany @ Batschkapp

June 8 – Raalte, Netherlands @ Ribs & Blues Raalte

June 9 – Alkmaar, Netherlands @ Podium Victorie

June 14-15 – Bethel, NY @ Mountain Jam

June 21 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend

June 22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Fest

June 23 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn at White River

June 24 – Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheatre

June 27 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion

June 28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony SummerStage

June 29 – Butler, OH @ Smoky Run Music Festival

July 3 – Asheville, NC @ Highland Brewing Company

July 5 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore (10th Anniversary Celebration)

July 6 – Greensboro, NC @ White Oak Amphitheatre

July 7 – Manteo, NC @ Roanoke Island Festival Park

July 10 – Charlottesville, VA @ Sprint Pavilion

July 11 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU

July 12 – Jay, VT @ Stateside Amphitheatre

July 13 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC*

July 16 – Toledo, OH @ Hensville Park

July 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads

July 19 – Welch, MN @ Treasure Island Resort & Casino*

July 20 – Walker, MN @ Moondance Jam*

Aug 9 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater*

Aug 10 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena*

Aug 27 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery

Aug 30 – Medford, OR @ Britt Music & Arts Festival

Sep 4 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden (On Sale May 6)

Sep 5-8 – Las Vegas, NV @ Big Blues Bender

Sep 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Outlaw Music Festival

Sep 21-22 – Buffalo, NY @ Borderland Festival

*w/ Lynyrd Skynyrd


July 24 – Westhampton Beach, NY @ Westhampton Beach PAC

July 25 – Westhampton Beach, NY @ Westhampton Beach PAC

July 26 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival

July 25-28 – Scranton, PA @ Peach Music Festival+

+with Phil Lesh & Friends

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