Genre defying funk heroes Lettuce is gearing up to release their sixth studio album, Elevate, due out Friday, June 14th via Regime Music Group.
On Friday, the band officially shared the latest single off of their forthcoming album, “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”, Lettuce’s jazzy take on the Tears For Fears‘ 1985 hit. The band has been covering the tune live for the better part of a decade, but this marks the first time they’ve brought “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” into the studio.
Bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes shared he thoughts on the band’s new single. He explained,
We feel it’s time to put aside our differences, let go of our egos and embrace our society with love, acceptance and a collective perseverance. We know together we can make it, we know that well, so this song is a reminder to live together in harmony.
Vocalist and keyboardist Nigel Hall added,
This is a song I’ve always loved from the movie ‘Real Genius’ from way back in the day…I’ve always felt a connection with this song, as I never like to sing covers that I can’t relate to. We hope that you enjoy our version as we’ve tried to make it dope, which I think we did.
Listen to Lettuce’s new single “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” below:
Lettuce – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
While they released their live Miles Davis tribute album Witches Stew in 2017 and their Mt. Crushmore EP in 2016, the new project will mark their first full-length studio LP since 2015’s Crush. Produced by multiple Grammy-winner Russ Elevado (D’Angelo, The Roots, Erykah Badu) and Lettuce, the band recorded Elevate at Colorado Sound Studio outside of Denver, CO. Leading up to the release of Elevate, Lettuce has been rolling out a six-part behind-the-scenes series weekly, The Krewe – A Lettuce Documentary Series, which they filmed during the album’s recording process.
Fans can head here to pre-order Lettuce’s forthcoming Elevate album.
Lettuce will continue their ongoing run of performances into the summer and fall months with recently-announced tour dates now set to keep the funk outfit on the road through November. The band was also included in the recent JamCruise 18 lineup announcement, ensuring Lettuce fans that the funk masters will indeed be hitting the high seas next January and beyond.
See below for a full list of Lettuce’s upcoming tour dates. For ticketing and more information, head to the band’s website.
Lettuce 2019 Tour Dates:
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