Gov’t Mule Announce Shows With Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

The two bands will bring their acclaimed live shows to Oshkosh, WI, Huber Heights, OH, Roanoke, VA, Outer Banks, NC and Columbia, SC.

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Gov’t Mule - Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
Gov’t Mule - Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Following the success and fun of last summer’s tour together, Gov’t Mule has announced a run of five co-headlining shows with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.

The two bands will bring their acclaimed live shows to Oshkosh, WI, Huber Heights, OH, Roanoke, VA, Outer Banks, NC and Columbia, SC, with the latter as a rescheduled date from last September. Once again, these shows will feature full, equal length sets from both artists, with the closing set rotating per show. Pre-sale tickets for the new co-headlining shows will be available beginning Wednesday, May 4 at 10am local time with the public on-sale commencing Friday, May 6 at 10am local time.

Gov’t Mule is hitting the road in support of their critically acclaimed, chart-topping 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 5 million total global streams.

Heavy Load Blues, produced by GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, and guitar legend, Warren 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Waits classic “Make It Rain,” a groovy arrangement of the Junior Wells standard “Snatch It Back and Hold It,” and more originally made famous by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Ann Peebles, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and The Animals.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 eight 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.

The renowned quartet – Haynes, Matt Abts [drums], Danny Louis [keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals], and Jorgen Carlsson [bass] – officially return to the road on June 3rd to kick off their U.S. summer tour in Haynes’ hometown of Asheville, NC. Their upcoming 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 Potter, and Willie Nelson on his Outlaw Music Festival Tour. Gov’t Mule also head overseas for a European tour in July.

Buy or stream Heavy Load Blues (Deluxe Edition).

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