G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE TO CELEBRATE 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW ALBUM REUNITING ORIGINAL MEMBERS
January 21 ,2014
BAND TO PLAY FIRST RECORD IN ITS ENTIRETY ON UPCOMING U.S. TOUR
(Los Angeles, CA – January 21, 2014) – G. Love & Special Sauce will spend 2014 celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their self-titled debut with a brand new album built on the trio’s signature hip-hop blues sound.Sugar, which will be released on April 22nd via Brushfire Records, reunites original members G. Love, upright bassist James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott, and drummer Jeffrey “The Houseman” Clemens for the first time in eight years.The band has also confirmed a 45-date U.S. tour, and will perform their first album,G. Love & Special Sauce, in it’s entirety during the first set of each show. The 1994 classic album features some favorite fan hits including “Cold Beverage” and “Baby’s Got Sauce.” The tour will include performances at Brooklyn Bowl, House of Blues in Los Angeles, and 2 nights in G. Love’s hometown of Philadelphia. A full tour itinerary is available below.
Recorded mainly at Brushfire Records’ “Solar Powered Plastic Plant” studio in Los Angeles,Sugarcaptures the unstoppable energy of a band who got their start in Boston bars in the early ‘90s and still play up to 150 shows a year. “We wanted to take it back to the old-school vibe of the first record, those rich, warm sounds from when we were rocking small clubs and going on that acoustic feeling,” says Prescott. To deepen that dynamic and push their sound into new directions, G. Love & Special Sauce called in guest musicians including legendary vocalist and current Oscar nominee Merry Clayton (best known for her duet with Mick Jagger on the Rolling Stone’s “Gimme Shelter”), Los Lobos guitarist David Hidalgo, Marc Broussard, Eric Krasno, Shamarr Allen, Kristy Lee, and others.
RollingStone.com will exclusively premiere the video for the first single, “Nothing Quite Like Home,” on January 23rd, which was directed Grammy winning director, Emmett Malloy.
A complete list of tour dates and an album preorder can be found atwww.philadelphonic.com/sugar.
Feb 5 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre
Feb 6 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
Feb 7 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Feb 8 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
Feb 9 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Feb 12 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
Feb 13 Uncasville, CT Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Resort
Feb 14 Boston, MA House of Blues
Feb 15 Philadelphia, PA TLA (SOLD OUT)
Feb 16 Philadelphia, PA TLA
Feb 19 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
Feb 20 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Feb 21 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
Feb 22 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Feb 23 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
Feb 26 Charleston, SC Music Farm
Feb 27 Jacksonville Beach, FL Freebird Live
Feb 28 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
Mar 1 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live
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