Gov’t Mule Reveals Details for Special ‘Fest After Dark’ Show in New Orleans


.Renowned quartet Gov’t Mule – led by GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, guitar legend, and producer Warren Haynes – has officially revealed the details for their upcoming New Orleans tour date on Friday, April 29th during the first weekend of Jazz Fest. The special Fest After Dark show, taking place at Mardi Gras World, will feature a big night of music as the band will be joined by special guests Samantha Fish and Robert Randolph Band, each performing full openings sets. This show, part of Gov’t Mule’s recently announced headlining Spring tour, will mark their return to The Big Easy for the first time since 2019, this time at a uniquely New Orleans venue set right along the Mississippi River. Artist pre-sale will be available Wednesday, February 9th at 10am CT with the general on-sale commencing Friday, February 11th at 10am CT.

Gov’t Mule will be touring throughout the month of April in support of their critically acclaimed, chart-topping blues album, Heavy Load Blues. The upcoming outing, commencing April 6th, includes the band’s rescheduled New Year’s shows in Philadelphia and New York City. Full routing below. Tickets for all, excluding New Orleans, are on sale now. Visit for details and to purchase and check with the venue’s website for local health and safety requirements.

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, marking Gov’t Mule’s third album to enter the Billboard charts at the top spot in their storied career. PRESS HERE to listen. The 13-track album, 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Waits classic “Make It Rain,” a groovy arrangement of the Junior Wells standard “Snatch It Back and Hold It,” and more originally made famous by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Ann Peebles, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and The Animals. A deluxe edition featuring additional studio and live tracks, including another Haynes original and covers originally by Savoy Brown, Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush and more is also available now. Worldwide, Heavy Load Blues has amassed over 3.4 million total global streams and critical praise and acclaim from the likes of Consequence, Guitar World, BrooklynVegan, No Depression, Ultimate Classic Rock, PopMatters, Downbeat, Classic Rock, Relix, Guitar Magazine, Paste and many more.


April 6 – Syracuse, NY @ Landmark Theatre
April 7 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
April 8 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre (originally 12/30/21)
April 9 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre (originally 12/31/21)
April 11 – McKee Rocks, PA @ Roxian Theatre
April 13 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ F.M. Kirby Center
April 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met (originally 12/29/21)
April 15 – Erie, PA @ Warner Theatre
April 16 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
April 17 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
April 19 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Clyde Theatre
April 21 – Memphis, TN @ Soundstage at Graceland
April 22 – Little Rock, AR @ The Hall
April 23 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
April 25 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Jones Assembly
April 27 – Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre
April 28 – Atlanta, GA @ SweetWater 420 Festival
April 29 – New Orleans, LA @ Mardi Gras World
April 30 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Druid City Music Hall
June 3-5 – Chattanooga, TN @ Riverbend Festival