Gov’t Mule Announces Five Co-Headlining Shows with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Gov’t Mule
Announces Five Co-Headlining Shows with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
U.S. Summer Tour Begins June 3rd
PRESS HERE To Listen To Heavy Load Blues – Deluxe
Gov’t Mule and Trombone Shorty – August 2021, Dillon, CO
Photo credit: Jenise Jensen (IG: @jenisej)
May 2, 2022 – Following the success and fun of last summer’s tour together, Gov’t Mule – led by GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, guitar legend, and producer Warren Haynes – and GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter, and horn-blower Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have announced a run of five co-headlining shows for this August. 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 4th at 10am local time with the public on-sale commencing Friday, May 6th at 10am local time. Tickets for all other upcoming Gov’t Mule shows are on sale now. Please visit for ticketing details.
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 #1 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart and has 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 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Waits classic “Make It Rain,” a groovy arrangement of the Junior Wells standard “Snatch It Back and Hold It,” and more originally made famous by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Ann Peebles, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and The Animals. 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.
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. See below for full list of upcoming Mule tour dates, with more announcing soon including many of their rescheduled spring tour dates.
*New dates in bold
U.S. 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 Amphitheatre
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 Amphitheatre
June 14 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s By The Bay
June 16 – Bend, OR @ Century Center
June 17 – Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre 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 18 – Oshkosh, WI @ Waterfest Concert Series – Leach Amphitheater **
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 ^
August 25 – Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center **
August 26 – Roanoke, VA @ Elmwood Park Amphitheater **
August 27 – Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium (rescheduled from 9/16/21) **
August 28 – Outer Banks, NC @ Roanoke Island Festival Park **
September 8 – Park City, UT @ Park City Song Summit
September 18 – Telluride, CO @ Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
December 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met (rescheduled from 4/14/22 and 12/29/21)
December 30 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre (rescheduled from 4/8/22 and 12/30/21)
December 31 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre (rescheduled from 4/9/22 and 12/31/21)
+ w/ Grace Potter + special “Warren & Grace” mini-set
# Outlaw Music Festival
~ supporting Turnpike Troubadours
^ with ZZ Top
** co-headlining w/ Trombone Short & Orleans Avenue
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
Gov’t Mule – Warren Haynes [vocals, guitar], Matt Abts [drums], Danny Louis [keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals], and Jorgen Carlsson [bass] – has galvanized a global fan base with their honest, organic and daring music and improvisational virtuosity, leading them to be recognized as one of the most timeless, revered and active bands in the world whose spot amongst rock titans remains unshakable. Led by visionary GRAMMY Award-winning artist and guitar legend Warren Haynes – a cornerstone of the American music landscape – the enduring, globally revered group has showcased its intelligence and breadth over the course of 20+ studio and live albums, thousands of memorable performances and millions of album and track sales. Gov’t Mule has become a human encyclopedia of great American music while adding to that canon with their signature sound. The band’s flexible interplay in the studio and on stage makes them a true living, breathing ensemble and Haynes is lauded as one of the most formidable guitarists and vocalists of the modern era and a prolific songwriter and producer. Throughout his prolific career as part of three of the greatest live groups in rock history – Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule and the Dead – and an acclaimed solo artist, Haynes has become one of music’s most treasured storytellers.