Gov’t Mule Lines Up Spring Dates

Jay Blakesberg
– Gov
Mountain Jam Festival, Hunter Mountain, Hunter, N.Y.

Get ready for more dreams and songs! Gov’t Mule is taking on a slew of North American theatre dates throughout April and May.

The run kicks off April 12 at Ford Park in Vail, Colo., and continues until May 4 at New Orleans’ Orpheum Theater. Along the way, the routing includes doubleheaders at Belly Up Aspen in Colorado April 13-14 and Georgia Theatre in Athens, Ga., April 24-25.

The band is also slated to play festivals including

Warren Haynes and co. are promoting tunes off Gov’t Mule’s latest album Revolution Come … Revolution Go. After the spring run, the Mule has a run planned in the U.K., and a series of summer dates lined up.

Haynes is also adding another night of orchestral arrangements of his work at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, N.C. That will now run March 16-17.

Gov’t Mule participated in Live Nation’s $20 Concert Week last year, and Haynes spoke to Pollstar, saying: “Mountain Jam asked us to do it five years ago so this is the third time we’ve done it …

 “We start out doing a Gov’t Mule show – it’s a long set – and then morph into ‘Dark Side of the Mule.’”

The Mule also headlined Peach Music Festival last year.

In terms of Boxoffice, Gov’t Mule puts plenty of butts in seats. For example, last year they grossed $72,303 off 1,715 tickets at Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif., Sept. 8 and $51,922 off 3,176 tickets at Artpark Amphitheater in Lewiston, N.Y., July 24.

But the real highlight of the year was the New Year’s run at Beacon Theatre Dec. 29 and 31. Those two nights sold 4,592 tickets for a combined $299,695 gross.

They also did great business on a co-headline tour with The Avett Brothers, with multiple reports above $300,000.

Here are Gov’t Mule’s touring plans at publication time:

April 12 – Vail, CO @ Spring Back to Vail
April 13 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
April 14 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
April 16 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Apr 18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
April 19 – Peoria, IL @ Monarch Music Hall
April 20 – Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre
April 21 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
April 22 – Fort Smith, AR @ TempleLive
April 24 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
April 25 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
April 26 – Macon, GA @ Macon City Auditorium
Apr 27 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theater
April 29 – Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
May 1 – Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus LIve
May 3 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
May 4 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theater
May 27 – Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Glasgow
May 28 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom @ Boiler Shop
May 29 – Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Leeds
May 31 – Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Birmingham Town Hall
June 1 – London, United Kingdom @ O2 Forum Kentish Town
June 2 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ Manchester Academy 2
June 4 – Paris, France @ La Cigale
June 5 – Bruxelles, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
June 6 – Frankfurt Am Main, Germany @ Batschkapp
June 8 – Raalte, Netherlands @ Ribs & Blues Raalte
June 9 – Alkmaar, Netherlands @ Podium Victorie
June 13-16 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (Mountain Jam)
June 28 – Butler, OH @ Clearfork Adventure Resort (Smoky Run Music Festival)
July 13 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC Performing Arts Center
July 19 – Welch, MN @ Treasure Island Resort & Casino
July 20 – Walker, MN @ Moondance Jam