Just weeks after wrapping up their 30-city 'By A Thread' summer tour, Gov't Mule will kick off a run of dates that will bring them through the rest of 2010. The dates include two shows with Widespread Panic on Oct 23 and 24 and Halloween in Oakland, CA on Oct 30. Mule's Halloween shows are extra-special: in recent years the band has performed full sets of Led Zeppelin ("Holy Haunted House"), Pink Floyd and Rolling Stones songs and welcomed special guests.
For the 9th year in a row, Gov't Mule will celebrate New Years Eve in New York City. The special shows are scheduled for Dec 30 and 31 at the Beacon Theater, a venue the band has performed at over 20 times. Continuing the tradition, the Dec 31 show will boast three sets and surprises.
Raves from the press on Gov't Mule's 'By A Thread' Summer Tour:
"Warren Haynes' prowess is an established pleasure...Gov't Mule summoned great spirits." - Rolling Stone
"Gov't Mule's high gear hits when all-time great guitarist Warren Haynes lets his soul shine, which he does on every tune." - Buffalo News
"[Warren] Haynes is one of the finest bluesmen playing today, and this quartet is an amazing confluence of incredible musicians on the same musical page."
- Hartford Courant
*'Mulennium' (Evil Teen) - a 3-disc set of Gov't Mule's complete New Year's Eve 1999-2000 show, featuring the original Gov't Mule trio, blues legend Little Milton and The Black Crowes' Audley Freed. The Boston Herald called the set "scintillating...a must for Mule lovers."
*'Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert Volume 3' (Evil Teen) - a recording of a 2001 Christmas Jam show, features Blues Traveler, Drivin' N Cryin' and a previously unrecorded version of Phil Lesh & Friends. Says Relix, "Each collaboration on this disc works marvelously...outstanding."
GOV'T MULE TOUR DATES
10.01 - University Of Iowa - Iowa City, IA
10.23 - The Joint @ The Hard Rock - Las Vegas, NV (w/ Widespread Panic)
10.24 - Open Sky Amphitheatre - Valley Center, CA (San Diego) (w/Widespread Panic)
10.27 - Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA
10.28 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
10.29 - Knitting Factory - Reno, NV
10.30 - Fox Theatre - Oakland, CA
11.02 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
11.03 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
11.04 - Rialto Theatre - Tuscon, AZ
11.05 - The Music Box - Los Angeles, CA
12.30 - The Beacon Theatre - New York, NY
12.31 - The Beacon Theatre - New York, NY