Van Morrison releases a new track - Got To Go Where The Love Is – on all digital platforms today (25th October 2018). Listen to Got To Go Where The Love Is here.
Recorded with incredible multi-instrumentalist Joey DeFrancesco and a band including Dan Wilson on guitar, Michael Ode on drums and Troy Roberts on tenor saxophone, Got To Go Where The Love Is is a gloriously upbeat new Van Morrison composition that’s further evidence of the singer’s seemingly limitless supply of creativity. Van’s soulful words are accompanied by a fantastically evocative lyric video (created by Beautiful Digital) – click here to watch.
Got To Go Where The Love Is is taken from The Prophet Speaks, Van Morrison’s 40th studio album (released 7th December on Caroline International). The fourteen track album follows a recent run of hugely acclaimed albums (Roll With The Punches, Versatile and You’re Driving Me Crazy), each of which has delved deep into the musical styles that have continued to inspire Van throughout his life – blues, vocal jazz and R&B. Across the record, Van takes on a series of unarguable classics by the likes of John Lee Hooker, Sam Cooke and Solomon Burke (among others) and makes them unmistakably his own. Alongside these reinterpretations, The Prophet Speaks features six phenomenal new Van Morrison compositions (including Got To Go Where The Love Is and the album’s previously released title track).
Van Morrison plays London’s O2 arena this weekend as part of the Bluesfest (with Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters).
Praise for You’re Driving Me Crazy: “Thrilling” Mojo 4*, “Irresistible” Record Collector 4*, “The sort of album carping fans have wanted for a long time” The Mirror 5*.
Praise for Versatile: "A curious little joy of a record" the Guardian 4*,"A masterclass in jazz phrasing” The i 4*, "At 72, Van seems to be speeding up rather than slowing down... and that's no bad thing" the Sun 4*.
Praise for Roll With The Punches: “Proof that, at 71, Morrison can still perform with gusto” Mojo, “His 37th album brings an intimate, ad-libbed feel to standards by Bo Diddley, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Fifties R&B queen Ruth Brown” The Mail 4*, “Joyous” Uncut, “Knockout” The Mirror 4*
The Prophet Speaks can be pre-ordered here.
Van Morrison plays a series of previously announced US shows this Fall and in 2019:
Nov 14, 2018 Van Morrison at Fox Theatre, Oakland, Fox Theatre, Oakland
Nov 15, 2018 Van Morrison at Fox Theatre, Oakland, Fox Theatre, Oakland
Jan 25, 2019 Van Morrison at Caesars Palace, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Jan 26, 2019 Van Morrison at Caesars Palace, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Jan 30, 2019 Van Morrison at Caesars Palace, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Feb 01, 2019 Van Morrison at Caesars Palace, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Feb 02, 2019 Van Morrison at Caesars Palace, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Feb 05, 2019 Van Morrison at The Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles