GOV’T MULE ANNOUNCES NEW STUDIO ALBUM PEACE…LIKE A RIVER OUT JUNE 16TH ON FANTASY RECORDS

Releases New Single “Dreaming Out Loud” Featuring Ivan Neville and Ruthie Foster
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Album Pre-Order Available Now 

Spring Headlining Tour Kicks Off May 5th

Dark Side of the Mule Summer Tour Launches July 22nd

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“Warren Haynes is a meaty and masterful player, as well as a soulful singer and songwriter – an all-star.” – Rolling Stone

“Gov’t Mule is an essential, iconic American band.” – Guitar World

“[Warren Haynes is] one of the most celebrated, legendary guitar pros.”  Billboard

“[Gov’t Mule’s] songs stomp and wail with unmistakable energy and heft.” – NPR

“Brilliant and never predictable…an effortless combination of blues, soul and classic roots-rock…innovative and commanding.”  American Songwriter

“One of the greatest live bands in existence.” – Music Connection

“Haynes and the band deliver a world-class musical experience.” – Goldmine

Renowned GRAMMY-nominated band Gov’t Mule has announced their new studio album, Peace…Like A River, will be out this summer and has released the first single “Dreaming Out Loud” featuring Ivan Neville and Ruthie Foster. For the stirring new song, GRAMMYAward-winning vocalist, songwriter, guitar legend, and producer Warren Haynes wrote lyrics by weaving together inspirational quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Robert and John Kennedy, and the late civil rights leader and U.S. Representative John Lewis – PRESS HERE to listen to “Dreaming Out Loud.  Peace…Like A River, the band’s 12th studio album and follow-up to their chart-topping, Grammy-nominated blues album, Heavy Load Blues, will be released on June 16th via Fantasy Records, digitally and on CD and vinyl along with a deluxe version. The 12-song rock collection also features guest appearances from Billy Bob Thornton, Celisse, and Billy F Gibbons, the latter of whom performed with Haynes this past Sunday night at the CMT Music Awards for an incredible tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd. Peace…Like A River is available to pre-order and pre-save on DSPs – PRESS HERE. Each digital pre-save will include an instant download of “Dreaming Out Loud.”

The tracks on Peace…Like A River explore the many sides of Gov’t Mule and bring together all of the qualities that have earned the four-piece – Haynes [guitar, vocals], Matt Abts [drums], Danny Louis [keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals], and Jorgen Carlsson [bass] – the beloved stature they enjoy today. Concise songcraft coexists seamlessly with the band’s trademark instrumental journeys. Songs longer than pop convention are somehow still compact: they’re explorative but never meandering; the tunes are at once both wide-ranging and tightly focused.  Thematically, the new album explores the positive changes the world has gone through over the past couple of years. Influenced both in his songwriting and playing by what Haynes calls “the golden era of rock, soul, jazz and blues,” Gov’t Mule combines the best and most enduring qualities from all those musical strains to create a timeless piece of art on Peace…Like A River that could have easily come out in the 1970s.

Peace…Like A River was recorded during the same sessions as Heavy Load Blues at The Power Station New England with co-producer John Paterno (Elvis Costello, Michael Landau, Bonnie Raitt, Robbie Williams, Los Lobos) alongside Haynes. The albums, however, were created in different rooms, with no shared gear or instruments, keeping the two concurrent projects with their own unique identity and character.

One distinguishing difference on Peace…Like A River is the return of friends of the band in important guest roles. Billy F Gibbons’ trademark vocals underscore the tasty ZZ Top textures that inform the humor-infused “Shake Our Way Out, while Billy Bob Thornton adds his distinctive vocals to “The River Only Flows One Way.For introductory track “Dreaming Out Loud,” Haynes wanted a Sly and the Family Stone vocal style where different singers take different sections of the song, so he called upon previous collaborators Ruthie Foster, who appeared on backing vocals on Mule’s 2006 album High & Mighty, and longtime friend Ivan Neville. See below for full track listing.

Gov’t Mule will be out on the road this year in support of Peace…Like A River. First up, the band heads out on a spring headlining tour, which kicks off May 5th in New Orleans during Jazz Fest and wraps in Haynes’ hometown of Asheville, NC with back-to-back shows at Salvage Station’s Outdoor Stage on May 19th and 20th. Then, this summer, Gov’t Mule is bringing back their extremely rare Pink Floyd tribute Dark Side of the Mule for a 12-date summer amphitheater tour. The Dark Side of the Mule Tour, produced by Live Nation, will feature a full Gov’t Mule set leading into DSOTM, as well as special guest Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, and will mark the final time Mule will perform the acclaimed set, which first debuted in 2008 and has only been performed live 10 times in total. Additionally, Gov’t Mule will perform select dates with The Avett Brothers and on Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival Tour this summer as well as various festival appearances. The band’s New Year’s Run from last year has also been rescheduled for December 29th in Philadelphia and December 30th and 31st in New York City. See below for full list of upcoming tour dates and visit www.mule.net for ticketing details and to purchase.

Peace…Like A River Track Listing:

  1. Same As It Ever Was
  2. Shake Our Way Out (ft. Billy Gibbons)
  3. Made My Peace
  4. Peace I Need
  5. Your Only Friend
  6. Dreaming Out Loud (ft. Ivan Neville and Ruthie Foster)
  7. Head Full Of Thunder
  8. The River Only Flows One way (ft. Billy Bob Thornton)
  9. After The Storm
  10. Just Across The River (ft. Celisse Henderson)
  11. Long Time Coming
  12. Gone Too Long

GOV’T MULE TOUR DATES
*New dates in bold
May 5 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theater ^
May 6 – Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival ~
May 7 – Evansville, IN @ Victory Theatre
May 9 – Cleveland, OH @ TempleLive Cleveland
May 11 – Ashland, KY @ Paramount Arts Center
May 12 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
May 14 – Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing Company
May 16 – Macon, GA @ Macon City Auditorium
May 18 – Augusta, GA @ Miller Theater
May 19 – Asheville, NC @ Salvage Station – Outdoor Stage **
May 20 – Asheville, NC @ Salvage Station – Outdoor Stage ^^
June 16 – Camdenton, MO @ Ozarks Amphitheater +
June 20 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center Theater +
June 22 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ Alliant Energy Power House +
July 22 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena *#
July 23 – Patchogue, NY @ Great South Bay Music Festival ~*
July 29 – Bethel, NY @ Beth Woods Center for the Arts %
July 30 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater %
August 2 – Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre *
August 3 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center *
August 4 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *
August 7 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
August 9 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion *
August 11 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion *
August 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park *
August 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center %
August 15 – Bridgeport, CT @ Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater *
August 17 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion *
August 18 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion *
August 19 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center *
August 20 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap *
October 15 – Columbus, GA @ RushSouth Fest ~
December 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met
December 30 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
December 31 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
^ with special guests George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners
** with special guest Neil Francis
^^ with special guest Maggie Rose
~ festival appearance
+ with The Avett Brothers
% Outlaw Music Festival dates
* Dark Side of the Mule dates
# non-Live Nation date

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