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Gov’t Mule Taps Winwood, Costello for New Album

Warren Haynes
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Out now is Gov’t Mule’s 10th studio set, called Shout! “The Mule,” which is led by Allman Brothers Band and Dead guitarist Warren Haynes, welcomed a series of guests for the album, including Elvis Costello, Steve Winwood, Dr. John, Ben Harper, Glenn Hughes, Dave Mathews, and Myles Kennedy, among others. Gov’t Mule kicks off its latest series of dates on October 24th in Seattle and wraps things up for the year over two nights in the Philly area on December 27th and 28th in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

Warren Haynes says the key to a happy life as a musician is to keep playing — and most importantly — keep learning: “All of my life I’ve kinda been one of those people they’ve wanted to do a lot of different stuff. And I feel fortunate that I’ve been able to carve out some sort of path doing that. I kinda learned, or at least assumed, a long time ago, that if you wanted to do something career-wise as a musician, you have to remain a student at all times.”

Haynes says he’s especially proud of his recent work fronting the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration concerts, which saw him performing with both the Colorado Symphony and the San Francisco Orchestra: “This thing with doing the Garcia thing — that was an amazing opportunity for me. And I was so honored that they called and asked me to do it. And I’m sure that it’s confusing to some people; ‘Oh, isn’t that the guy in the Allman Brothers (Band)?’ Or ‘Isn’t that the guy in Gov’t Mule, what’s he doin’, doin’ that?’ What a beautiful experience.”

Gov’t Mule tour dates (subject to change):
October 24 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune
October 25 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
October 26 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
October 27 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
October 30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
October 31 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
November 1 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
November 2 – Stateline, NV – Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
November 4 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
November 5 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
November 7 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
November 8 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amphitheatre
November 9 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
November 10 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
December 27, 28 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre

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