Gov’t Mule Announce New Run Of Tour Dates
The run includes three co-headlining shows in Florida with Old Crow Medicine Show.
Gov’t Mule—led by GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, guitar legend, and producer Warren Hayne—have unveiled 11 new October dates for their upcoming U.S. fall tour.
The renowned quartet, who launched their European tour in Italy this past weekend, have announced three co-headlining shows in Florida with Old Crow Medicine Show for October 14, 15, and 18, as well as four shows in the Southeast with very special guests Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs and a run of Texas dates that will feature The Soul Rebels opening.
Pre-sale tickets for the newly announced October tour dates will be available Wednesday, July 13 with the general on-sale beginning Friday, July 15; tickets for dates with OCMS will be available starting at noon local time on both days and at 10am local time for all other shows.
Gov’t Mule—Haynes, Matt Abts [drums], Danny Louis [keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals], and Jorgen Carlsson [bass]—is touring in support of their critically acclaimed blues album, Heavy Load Blues (Fantasy Records), their first-ever blues album which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart and has amassed over five million total global streams.
The band’s U.S. summer tour resumes July 29 in Cleveland for the first of their three nights on Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival Tour. The remainder of their extensive summer outing incorporates a mix of headlining shows and select multi-band/support dates alongside the likes of ZZ Top and Turnpike Troubadours, as well as five co-headlining shows with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue that will feature full, equal length sets from both artists with the closing set rotating per show and a performance at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
Heavy Load Blues, produced 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Waits classic “Make It Rain,” a groovy arrangement of the Junior Wells standard “Snatch It Back and Hold It,” and more originally made famous by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Ann Peebles, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and The Animals.