Gov’t Mule Reveals Additional Dates For Upcoming U.S. Summer Tour

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Gov’t Mule Reveals Additional Dates For Upcoming US Summer Tour

Renowned quartet Gov’t Mule – led by GRAMMY® Award-winning Vocalist, songwriter, guitar legend, and producer Warren Haynes – has revealed additional dates for their upcoming US summer tour supporting their critically acclaimed, chart-topping blues album, Heavy Load Blues. Commencing June 3rd in Haynes’ hometown of Asheville, NCthe cross-country outing will incorporate a mix of headlining shows and festival appearances along with select multi-band/support dates alongside the likes of ZZ Top, Turnpike Troubadours, Grace Potterand Willie Nelson on his Outlaw Music Festival Tour. The band will also be heading overseas for a European tour throughout July and recently announced the rescheduled dates for their Philadelphia and New York City shows, which will now take place December 29-31.

Pre-sale tickets for the newly announced shows in Ojai, Tempe, Tucson and Indianapolis will be available Wednesday, April 27th with the general on sale beginning Friday, April 29thh at 10am local time. Tickets for all other shows are on sale now. See below for a full list of upcoming Gov’t Mule tour dates. Please visit HERE for ticketing details.

“I can’t overstate how happy and excited we are to finally get back on the road and be together with our amazing fans this summer,” Haynes. “It’s been far too long, but I’m getting better every day and appreciate the well wishes and your patience. We’re really looking forward to performing all these new songs for you. We’re also going to dig deep into our catalog and include many songs we haven’t played in a while. As always, every show will be a different experience. See you all very soon!”

Heavy Load Blues (Fantasy Records), the band’s first-ever blues album, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart upon its November 2021 release and has since amassed over 5 million total global streams. PRESS HERE to listen to Heavy Load Blues and PRESS HERE to listen to the Deluxe edition. Heavy Load Bluesproduced by Haynes alongside engineer and co-producer John Paterno (Elvis Costello, Michael Landau, Bonnie Raitt, Robbie Williams, Los Lobos), encompasses an even mix of Haynes’ originals, such as “Heavy Load,” and revered covers, including their rendition of the Tom Waits classic “Make It Rain,” a groovy arrangement of the Junior Wells standard “Snatch It Back and Hold It,” and more originally made famous by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Ann Peebles, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and The Animals. The deluxe edition features 8 additional studio and live tracks, including the Haynes original “Hiding Place” and covers originally by Savoy Brown, Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters and Otis Rush. Though technically considered a studio album, Heavy Load Blues was recorded live in the studio at The Power Station New England on analog tape, utilizing vintage guitars, amps and other equipment to capture an authentic sound. Worldwide, the album has received critical praise and support from the likes of Consequence, Guitar World, BrooklynVegan, No Depression, Ultimate Classic Rock, PopMatters, Downbeat, Classic Rock, Relix, Guitar Magazine, Paste and many more.

Gov’t MuleWarren Haynes (lead vocals, guitar), Matt Abts [drums], Danny Louis [keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals]and Jorgen Carlsson [bass] – has been releasing live performance videos of featured tracks off Heavy Load Blues exclusively on their YouTube channel for their weekly “Session Sunday” video series, which just wrapped yesterday (Sunday, April 24). Check them out now HERE

GOV’T MULE TOUR DATES
*New dates in bold

US Dates
June 3 – Asheville, NC @ Salvage Station
June 4 – Birmingham, AL @ Lakeview Hullabaloo
June 5 – Chattanooga, TN @ Riverbend Festival
June 7 – Jefferson City, MO @ Capitol Region MU Healthcare Amphitheater
June 8 – Wichita, KS @ Wichita Riverfest
June 10 – Vail, CO @ GoPro Mountain Games at Gerald Ford Amphitheater +
June 11 – Taos, NM @ Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership
June 12 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Pepsi Amphitheater
June 14 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s By The Bay
June 16 – Bend, OR @ Century Center
June 17 – Reno, NV @ Grand Theater at Grand Sierra Resort
June 18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
June 19 – Ojai, CA @ Libby Bowl
June 21 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
June 22 – Tucson, AZ @ Fox Tucson Theatre
June 24 – Winter Park, CO @ Blues From The Top Music Festival
July 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center #
July 30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center #
July 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake #
August 19 – Indianapolis, IN @ Garfield Park
August 20 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Azura Amphitheater ~
August 21 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl ^
August 23 – Dubuque, IA @ Five Flags Center ^
September 8 – Park City, UT @ Park City Song Summit
September 18 – Telluride, CO @ Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
December 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met
December 30 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
December 31 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre

+ w/ Grace Potter + special “Warren & Grace” mini-set
# Outlaw Music Festival
~ supporting Turnpike Troubadours
^ with ZZ Top

Europe dates
July 9 – Pistoia, Italy @ Pistoia Blues Festival
July 10 – Chiari, Brescia, Italy @ Chiari Blues Festival
July 11 – Tuttinglen, Germany @ Honbergsommer Festival
July 12 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Kaufleuten
July 14 – Pori, Finland @ Pori Jazz Festival
July 16 – Uppsala, Sweden @ Parksnäckan
July 17 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller Music Hall
July 18 – Molde, Norway @ Molde International Jazz Festival
July 20 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany @ Batschkapp
July 21 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
July 22 – Torgau, Germany @ Kulturbastion
July 23 – Winterbach, Germany @Zeltspektakel

PRAISE FOR HEAVY LOAD BLUES

“Heavy jam legends Gov’t Mule lay bare their roots on Heavy Load Bluesresulting in one of the most satisfying albums of the year.” PopMatters

Heavy Load Blues is raw, heavy, and immediate.” – AllMusic

“A mesmerizing dynamic exists between the covers and other originals [on Heavy Load Blues].” – No Depression

Haynes and the band deliver a world-class musical experience [on Heavy Load Blues].” Goldmine

Heavy Load Blues [is] a profound experience from start to finish.” —Rock & Blues Muse

“A sonic signature…Heavy Load Blues will whisk you to a place you’ve maybe never been, but will want to return to again and again.” – Twangville

Heavy Load Blues is an impressive showcase of Gov’t Mule’s ability to effortlessly produce a blues album while still leaving you knowing you just listened to a Mule album when it’s over.” – Discover Vinyl

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