GOV’T MULE RELEASES “BLACK HORIZON (AUSTN SPACE REMIX)”

Listen to “Black Horizon (Austn Space Remix)”  HERE 

Returns To The Road Tonight Kicking Off U.S. Summer Tour in Asheville, NC

Listen To Heavy Load Blues – Deluxe HERE

Gov't Mule Press Photo - Heavy Load Blues - Photo credit: Jay Sansone

Photo credit: Jay Sansone

Renowned quartet Gov’t Mule – led by GRAMMY®Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, guitar legend, and producer Warren Haynes – makes their long-awaited return to the road tonight, kicking off their U.S. summer tour in Haynes’ hometown of Asheville, NC. To celebrate the launch, the band has released a standalone remix of “Black Horizon,” a featured original track on their latest chart-topping album Heavy Load Blues, courtesy of Haynes’ nephew Austn Space. PRESS HERE to listen to “Black Horizon (Austn Space Remix),” available now via Fantasy Records.

“When we decided to do a collection of remixes for Heavy Load Blues, the first person I thought of was my nephew Austn,” shares Haynes. “We’ve been looking for projects to do together and this is right up his alley. Really takes the song to another dimension.”

Gov’t Mule Haynes, Matt Abts [drums], Danny Louis [keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals], and Jorgen Carlsson [bass] – will be touring throughout the remainder of the year 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 cross-country summer outing incorporates 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 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 and will be revealing more dates, including many of their rescheduled spring tour dates, soon. Tickets for all upcoming shows are on sale now; see below for full list of Mule tour dates. Visit www.mule.net 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 Placeand 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.

GOV’T MULE TOUR DATES

U.S. 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 – Santa Fe, NM @ The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing
June 12 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Pepsi Amphitheatre
June 14 – San Diego, CA @ 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, NV @ 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 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 18 – Telluride, CO @ Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
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)

+ Grace Potter + special “Warren & Grace” mini-set to open
# 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

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