G. Love and Special Sauce will return to the road in support of his latest album Superhero Brother following a successful recovery from vocal chord surgery in November.
After a long, hard tour in January 2008, G. Love suffered complete voice loss. A visit to the doctor revealed he was suffering from acute vocal hemorrhage, an injury known to rob musicians of their careers and sideline others. He was forced to cancel a handful of shows and after 10 days of complete voice rest, the difficult decision was made to soldier on and perform the remainder of the shows on his schedule. To adapt to care for his strained vocal chords, G. Love switched to in-ear monitors, stopped smoking, drank Gatorade instead of whiskey on stage and continued voice lessons with his vocal therapist.
After over-performing at a benefit show in the early summer of 2008, his vocal chords hemorrhaged again, doing further damage to the original injury. The timing could not have been worse, as G. Love and Special Sauce were poised to start the biggest headline tour of their careers just weeks later. Doctors urged him to cancel or permanently risk the loss of his voice, but he refused, and remained on complete vocal rest when not on stage. In early November, G. Love underwent surgery to repair his vocal chords, a procedure that did not guarantee full recovery. After remaining on vocal rest into December, he was relieved to learn that the surgery was a success.
Feeling stronger than ever, G. Love and Special Sauce will hit the road in February and will perform at several legendary venues including Stubbâ€™s in Austin, Fox Theatre in Boulder and The Warfield in San Francisco. Plans for a new video for the single â€œSoft and Sweetâ€ are underway.
G. LOVE AND SPECIAL SAUCE TOUR DATES:
Feb 12 Kansas City, MO Harrahâ€™s N. Kansas
Feb 13 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Feb 14 Tulsa, OK Cainâ€™s Ballroom
Feb 15 Bossier City, LA Harrahâ€™s Horseshoe Casino
Feb 19 Jacksonville Beach, FL Freebird Live
Feb 20 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
Feb 21 Athens, GA Georgia Theater
Feb 25 Fayetteville, AR Georgeâ€™s Majestic Lounge
Feb 26 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Feb 27 Austin, TX Stubbâ€™s
Feb 28 Houston, TX The Warehouse
Mar 2 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Mar 3 Albuquerque, NM El Rey Theatre
Mar 5 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee
Mar 7 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
Mar 8 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Mar 11 Chico, CA Senator Theater
Mar 12 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
Mar 13 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
Mar 14 Lake Tahoe, CA Caesarâ€™s South Shore Room