G. Love Throws a Block Party

Philly
rock/funk/hip-hop/jam icon channels his inner “superhero.”

By Fred Mills

 

Fifteen years, ten albums, three chords, one guitar, and the
truth: you know the drill. To that end, the mighty G. Love his combo Special
Sauce are set to drop their new album Superhero
Brother
, which arrives June 24 courtesy Jack Johnson’s Brushfire label (home to everyone from Rogue Wave to Matt Costa to Johnson himself). G will be
hitting all the outdoor venues starting August 1 (included will be stops at
Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits festival, plus a pair of Cali gigs with the Black Crowes). Opening
acts are John Butler Trio and Tristan Prettyman and a fine time is guaranteed
for all.

 

Special word to all you local
street musicians: don’t be shy when G. Love comes to town. Last December when
yours truly caught him at the annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam in Asheville, he’d apparently spotted a local fiddle player
busking on the streets the afternoon of the show and wound up bringing him
onstage during his set at the Jam.
So anything can happen.

 

Here’s what G himself has to say
about the upcoming tour on his
official website
:

 

“Yo yo yo! It is with great
pleasure that I’m able to announce that Tristan Prettyman has been confirmed on
our summer tour. The lineup is sick! G. Love and Special Sauce, John Butler
Trio and Tristan Prettyman. This is The Block Party. Tickets are going quick so
make sure you get ‘em before they’re gone.

”I’m very excited about the music on this tour. John Butler is an excellent
guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is already one of the biggest rockstars in
Australia
and he is blowing up quick over here as well. JBT are a top notch band that
plays inspired roots rock and roll every night. To put it short…they go off.
Tristan rounds out the bill nicely. With her beautiful voice and excellent
backing band, TP is sure to lull the audience into a sweet trance. We will also
get the chance to play our song “Beautiful” as a duet everynight which is sure
to be a highlight. 

”The Special Sauce is bound and proud to deliver this amazing summer tour to a
theater near you. Let us know now what songs you want to hear and we will try
to work them in the set. We are getting ready to drop our 10th record on you,
“Superhero Brother” on June, 26th so make sure you get on it! Can’t wait to
play for you all this summer! Peace, Love
and Happiness
– G”

 

 

G. Love & Special
Sauce Tour Dates:

 

Aug 1
              Council
Bluffs, IA
             Harrah’s
Stir Cove
Aug 2
              Madison,
WI
                    Madison
Roots Festival
Aug 3
              Chicago,
IL
                        Lollapalooza
Music Festival
Aug 6               Indianapolis,
IN
                Egyptian
Room
Aug 7
              Columbus,
OH
                  Lifestyle
Communities Pavilion
Aug 8
              Detroit,
MI
                         Freedom
Hill Amphitheatre
Aug 13
            New
York, NY                    Roseland
Ballroom
Aug 14
            Boston,
MA
                       Bank
of America Pavilion
Aug 15
            Vienna,
VA
                         Wolftrap
Filene Center
Aug 16
            Philadelphia,
PA
                 Festival
Pier at Penn’s Landing
Aug 17
            Baltimore,
MD
                   Pier
Six Concert Pavilion
Aug 20
            Myrtle
Beach, SC
              House
of Blues
Aug 21
            Cary,
NC
                        Koka
Booth Amphitheatre
Aug 22             Atlanta,
GA
                        Chastain
Park Amphitheatre
Aug 23
            Pompano
Beach, FL
            Pompano
Beach Amphitheatre
Aug 24
            Saint
Augustine, FL
             Saint
Augustine Amphitheatre
Aug 26
            Fayetteville,
AR
                   Arkansas
Music Pavilion
Aug 28
            Flagstaff,
AZ
                        Pine
Mountain Amphitheatre
Aug 29
            Las
Vegas, NV
                     The
Joint
Aug 30
            Reno,
NV
                            Hawkins
Amphitheatre
Aug 31
            San
Francisco, CA
               Fort
Mason Park
Sept 3
              Vancouver,
BC
                    Malkin
Bowl
Sept 5
              Jacksonville,
OR
                  Britt
Pavilion
Sept 6
              Portland,
OR
                       Edgefield

Sept 7
              Seattle,
WA
                          Marymoor
Amphitheatre
Sept 11
            Salt
Lake City, UT
                Red
Butte Garden
Sept 12
            Morrison,
CO
                       Red
Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept 14
            Telluride,
CO
                       Blues
and Brews Festival
Sept 17
            Los
Angeles, CA
                   Greek
Theatre (with Black Crowes)
Sept 19
            Santa
Barbara, CA
                  SB
Bowl (with Black Crowes)
Sept 26
            Austin,
TX
                              Austin
City Limits Music Festival

 

 

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