Announce Summer Tour 2018

Fan Club Pre-Sale Begins Monday, May 14th at 12pm EST
General On-Sale Begins Friday, May 18th at 10am Local Time
“Warren Haynes’ veteran crew bring funk, political skepticism to soaring jams…” – Rolling Stone
“[‘Dreams & Songs’ is] aching, soulful…” Billboard
“Gov’t Mule is an essential, iconic American band…[Revolution Come… Revolution Go] is as diverse and wide-ranging as anything Warren Haynes has recorded in his prolific career, making a strong statement that he is one of his generation’s best and most important guitarists.” – Guitar World
“[Gov’t Mule’s] songs stomp and wail with unmistakable energy and heft.” – NPR
“…the new record effortlessly shifts from Black Sabbath style riffs to Al Green inspired soul, before finding its way into the backwoods of Southern rock and country. The ultimate dream is to achieve the fluidity Haynes finds between musical methods in the bloody battlefield of politics.” – Salon

Today, preeminent American rock band Gov’t Mule have announced their Summer Tour 2018 with special guest The Magpie Salute, kicking off August 17th in Charlotte, NC. Fan club pre-sale for these dates will begin Monday, May 14that 12pm EST and will go on-sale Friday, May 18that 10am local time. Full tour routing below. Please visit for ticketing details.
Gov’t Mule just closed out their Spring Tour with a bang at their always-acclaimed show during Jazz Fest at the Saenger Theatrein New Orleans. The rock titans will once again hit the road beginning June 2ndwhen they headline Candler Park Music & Food Festival in Atlanta, GA before heading overseas for select European shows in Germany, Netherlands and the UK. Beginning July 12th, Gov’t Mule’s DARK SIDE OF THE MULE & The Avett Brothers will be joining forces for a run of six summer co-headlining amphitheater shows with special guest The Magpie Salute. This rare and thrillingevening of music produced by Live Nation promises to be a mind-blowing night that will bring a full set from The Avett Brothers followed by Gov’t Mule which will morph into DARK SIDE OF THE MULE, an audio and visual spectacular which will see Gov’t Mule performing some of Pink Floyd‘s most iconic and beloved songs. For these shows, Gov’t Mule, along with several special guest musicians, will present their most ambitious and advanced live production and light show yet, befitting the incredible music of Pink Floyd. Out of the more than 2,000 shows Gov’t Mule has played throughout their celebrated career, there have only been two previous DARK SIDE OF THE MULE performances Halloween 2008 at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA (where the band’s 2014 Dark Side of the Mulelive album was recorded) andMountain Jam 2015. For those who can’t catch one of these newly announced summer dates, Gov’t Mule will be bringing their DARK SIDE OF THE MULE set to Peach Fest on July 21st.
Gov’t Mule‘s acclaimed 10th studio album Revolution Come… Revolution Go [Fantasy Records] is out now. PRESS HERE to listen. Spanning rock, blues, soul, jazz and country, the album won over fans and critics alike and, upon its release, shot up the rock charts, racked up nearly 2 million streams, and nabbed the band their highest-selling debut week ever. Their most diverse offering to date, Revolution Come…Revolution Go showcases the band’s evocative songwriting, incendiary playing, cleverly-crafted songs and timely lyrical commentary. While Gov’t Mule‘s storytelling has always been inspired in part by American struggles and experiences, Revolution Come… Revolution Go finds the band’s finger directly on the pulse of our very divided political climate, poignantly capturing the tension and emotions felt by Americans regardless of political affiliation with a resounding call for unity. The album also features introspective ruminations on life and love – PRESS HERE to watch the video for the gorgeous and moving tune “Dreams & Songs” which recently premiered via Relix.
Gov’t MuleGRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, guitar legend 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 music and improvisational virtuosity, leading them to be recognized as one of the most timeless, revered and active bands in the world.
PRESS HERE to watch the band perform a powerful rendition of “Stone Cold Rage” from the album on Conan.
PRESS HERE to listen to the band play songs from the album on NPR‘s World Café Live.
Gov’t Mule 2018 Tour Dates:

New dates in BOLD
June 2
June 29
June 30
July 1
July 12
July 13
July 14
July 21 – 22
July 24
July 25
July 26 – 27
July 28
August 4
August 17
August 18
August 19
August 21
August 23
August 24
August 25 
August 26
August 28
August 29
August 31
September 2
September 14 – 16
September 23
Atlanta, GA @ Candler Park Fest
Torgau, DE @ Kulturbastion
Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg
Maidstone, UK @ Ramblin’ Man Fair
Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center*
Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center*
Scranton, PA @ Peach Music Festival
Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
Selbyville, DE @ The Freeman Stage at Bayside
Floyd, VA @ Floyd Fest
Jay, VT @ Jay Peak
Notodden, NO @ Notodden Blues Festival
Charlotte, NC @ CMCU Amphitheater**
Charleston, SC @ Volvo Car Stadium**
Whites Creek, TN @ The Woods Amphitheater**
Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center**
Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*
Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*
Des Moines, IA @ Brenton Plaza**
Mankata, MN @ Vetter Stone Amphitheater**
Papillion, NE @ SumTur**
Park City, UT @ Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater**
Sun Valley, ID @ Sun Valley Pavilion^
Telluride, CO @ Telluride Blues & Brews
Louisville, KY @ Bourbon & Beyond

*Dark Side of the Mule w/ The Avett Brothers & The Magpie Salute
** with Magpie Salute
^ with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Gov’t Mule has showcased its virtuosity, intelligence and breadth over the course of 16 studio and live albums, millions of album/track sales and streams and thousands of performances. The flexible interplay amongst front man Warren Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, keyboardist Danny Louis and bassist Jorgen Carlsson makes them a true living, breathing ensemble. Gov’t Mule’s vast reservoir of songs has become a human encyclopedia of great American music while adding to that cannon with their signature sound.
Celebrated as one of music’s most treasured storytellers, Gov’t Mule’s front man GRAMMY®Award-winning singer-songwriter Warren Haynes is lauded as one of the most formidable guitarists and vocalists of the modern era. A cornerstone of the American music landscape, he has brought his artistry to three of the greatest live rock groups – Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule and the Dead.

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.