Gov’t Mule reveals additional 2022 tour dates

Trek is in support of Heavy Load Blues

Renowned quartet Gov’t Mule has revealed additional dates for their upcoming US summer tour supporting their critically acclaimed, chart-topping blues album, Heavy Load Blues. Commencing June 3rd in leader Warren Haynes’ hometown of Asheville, NC, the 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. The band will also be heading overseas for a European tour throughout July and recently announced the rescheduled dates for their Philadelphia and New York City shows, which will now take place December 29-31.

Pre-sale tickets for the newly announced shows in Ojai, Tempe, Tucson and Indianapolis will be available Wednesday, April 27th with the general on sale beginning Friday, April 29th at 10 am local time. Tickets for all other shows are on sale now.

“I can’t overstate how happy and excited we are to finally get back on the road and be together with our amazing fans this summer,” shares Haynes. “It’s been far too long, but I’m getting better every day and appreciate the well wishes and your patience. We’re really looking forward to performing all these new songs for you. We’re also going to dig deep into our catalog and include many songs we haven’t played in a while. As always, every show will be a different experience. See you all very soon!”

Heavy Load Blues, the band’s first-ever blues album, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart upon its November 2021 release and has since amassed over five million total global streams. The 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Waits classic “Make It Rain,” a groovy arrangement of the Junior Wells standard “Snatch It Back and Hold It,” and more originally made famous by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Ann Peebles, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and The Animals.

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. 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.

Gov’t Mule 2022 Tour 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 @ 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 @ 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 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
July 29 – Cleveland @ Blossom Music Center
July 30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 31 – Pittsburgh @ The Pavilion at Star Lake
Aug 19 – Indianapolis, IN @ Garfield Park
Aug 20 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Azura Amphitheater
Aug 21 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl
Aug 23 – Dubuque, IA @ Five Flags Center
Sept 8 – Park City, UT @ Park City Song Summit
Sept 18 – Telluride, CO @ Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
Dec 29 – Philadelphia @ The Met
Dec 30 – New York City @ Beacon Theatre
Dec 31 – New York City @ Beacon Theatre

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