Warren Haynes makes plans for solo tour

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Warren Haynes, best known for his work with Gov’t Mule and the Allman Brothers Band, has announced plans for a solo spring tour in support of his forthcoming album, Man In Motion. The tour will stop at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on Friday, May 13. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $29.50 and $35.

Man In Motion, Haynes’ second solo studio album and first since 1993’s Tales of Ordinary Madness, will hit stores on May 10. The album is said to be a fusion of his rock, blues and soul influences.

“Musicians are students for life. We have to continually take new approaches,” Haynes said in a press release. “Soul music was my first love. The first LPs I had growing up in Asheville [North Carolina] were greatest hits compilations from Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, James Brown, Junior Walker, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Wilson Pickett, and The Supremes.”

Man in Motion contains nine original Haynes songs with the addition of original Stax recording artist William Bell’s hit “Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday”. Haynes recorded the album at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Studios to two-inch tape with vintage tube microphones and every member of his band playing together in the same room. “We recorded it live to capture the emotion, passion, and spontaneity.”

On the upcoming tour, Haynes’s backing band will be comprised of Ruthie Foster, Nigel Hall, Terence Higgins, Ron Holloway and Ron Johnson. At the shows, in addition to performing with the band, Haynes will be performing a special solo acoustic set.

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