Gov’t Mule Announces New Tour Dates For September and October


Photo Credit: Jay Sansone

Gov’t Mule recently made their triumphant return to the road, already hailed as “back and better than ever,” and now the renowned quartet – led by GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, guitar legend, and producer Warren Haynes – has announced their initial plans for the fall. The new dates for September and October include five rescheduled shows from their spring tour as well as a special show in Boulder, CO as part of the Fox Theatre’s 30th Anniversary.

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 #1 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart and has amassed over 5 million total global streams. Their in-progress U.S. summer outing, which stops at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ tonight, incorporates a mix of headlining shows and festival appearances along with select multi-band/support dates alongside the likes of ZZ Top, Turnpike Troubadours, and Willie Nelson on his Outlaw Music Festival Tour 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. Gov’t Mule also head overseas for a European tour in July.

Tickets for the new rescheduled shows in Oklahoma City, St. Louis, Tuscaloosa, Mobile and Little Rock as well as all summer tour dates are on sale now. Pre-sale tickets for the Boulder show will be available starting Wednesday, June 22 with the general on-sale commencing Friday, June 24 at 10am MDT. See below for full list of upcoming Gov’t Mule tour dates and visit for ticketing details and to purchase.

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Waits classic “Make It Rain,” a groovy arrangement of the Junior Wells standard “Snatch It Back and Hold It,” and more originally made famous by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Ann Peebles, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and The Animals.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. PRESS HERE to listen to Heavy Load Blues and PRESS HERE to listen to the Deluxe edition.

PRESS HERE to listen to “Black Horizon (Austn Space Remix),” a new standalone remix of Heavy Load Blues original track “Black Horizon” courtesy of Haynes’ nephew Austn Space.

*New dates in bold

U.S. Dates
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 3 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Theatre
August 4 – Baltimore, MD @ Hammerjacks
August 5 – Chesterfield, VA @ Chesterfield After Hours Concerts
August 6 – Lafayette, NY @ Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards
August 7 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
August 9 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
August 10 – Northampton, MA @ The Pines Theater
August 11 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner %
August 12 – New Haven, CT @ Westville Music Bowl %
August 13 – New Haven, CT @ Westville Music Bowl =
August 16 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park Concert Series
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 17 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
September 18 – Telluride, CO @ Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
September 20 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Jones Assembly (rescheduled from 4/25/22)
September 21 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant (rescheduled from 4/23/22)
September 22 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Druid Music Hall (rescheduled from 4/30/22)
October 20 – Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre (rescheduled from 4/27/22)
October 21 – Little Rock, AR @ The Hall (rescheduled from 4/22/22)
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)

# Outlaw Music Festival
~ Turnpike Troubadours to close
^ ZZ Top to close
** Trombone Short & Orleans Avenue co-bill
% Oteil & Friends to open
= Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Pressing Strings to open

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