GOV'T MULE LAUNCH 2010 NATIONAL TOUR ON HEELS OF NEW ALBUM BY A THREAD
Gov't Mule is bringing their "hard-charging" (Rolling Stone), soul-influenced, rock & roll to Jamaica next week for its sold out First Annual "Gov't Mule's Island Exodus" before launching the 2010 leg of its 'By A Thread Tour' in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on January 20. The tour will traverse the United States and, eventually, bring the band back to Europe for some of the biggest summer festivals.
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Heralded by The New York Times for its "stomping grooves," 'By A Thread' (Evil Teen) has been earning rave reviews; JamBase writes, By A Thread is "the most confident, clear record [the] guys have made," while Rolling Stone's David Fricke, after a recent sneak preview concert, concludes: "the songs are ready."
Gov't Mule rang in the new decade at its familiar haunt of New York City's Beacon Theatre, playing a nearly six-hour, three-set performance that fans will be taking about and listening to for years to come. With Woodstock-themed sets, Gov't Mule welcomed special guests including Allman Brothers Band percussionist Marc Quinones and singer/actress Dana Fuchs ("Across The Universe"). The band has rung in eight of the last nine New Year's at the Beacon, and lead singer and guitar player Warren Haynes, also a member of The Allman Brothers Band and The Dead, has graced its stage more than any other musician. Check out pics from NYE here.
A major factor to Gov't Mule's success is frontman Warren Haynes, who is recognized as an icon of guitar. Haynes was listed at #23 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Players of All Time and as Best Rock Guitarist in Guitar Player Magazine's 2009 Reader's Poll, and his guitar work intricate continues to boggle the minds of those who hear him in concert and on record.
Listen to "Broke Down On The Brazos" (featuring Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top on "Bad-Ass Guitar") from By a Thread here:
Download Gov't Mule's 12/31/09 performance, as well as EVERY show the band has played since October 2004 here: muletracks.com.
JamBase also recently voted Gov't Mule's "Deepest End Concert" from New Orleans in 2003 as one of The Most Important Shows of The Decade, see who else made the list here.
Gov't Mule Tour Dates:
01/15/10 Fri Grand Lido Negril Negril, JM
01/16/10 Sat Grand Lido Negril Negril, JM
01/17/10 Sun Grand Lido Negril Negril, JM
01/18/10 Mon Grand Lido Negril Negril, JM
01/19/10 Tue Grand Lido Negril Negril, JM
01/20/10 Wed Revolution Live Fort Lauderdale, FL
01/21/10 Thu The Ritz Tampa, FL
01/22/10 Fri House of Blues Orlando, FL
01/23/10 Sat Saenger Theatre Mobile, AL
01/26/10 Tue The Music Farm Charleston, SC
01/27/10 Wed Lyric Theatre Oxford, MS
01/28/10 Thu Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
01/29/10 Fri Taft Theatre Cincinnati, OH
01/30/10 Sat Orbit Room Grand Rapids, MI
02/02/10 Tue House Of Blues Cleveland, OH
02/03/10 Wed The Rave/Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
02/04/10 Thu Canopy Club Urbana, IL
02/05/10 Fri House of Blues Chicago, IL
02/06/10 Sat The Pageant St. Louis, MO
02/09/10 Tue Capitol Theatre Davenport, IA
02/10/10 Wed Liberty Hall Lawrence, KS
02/12/10 Fri Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO
02/13/10 Sat The Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
02/14/10 Sun Belly Up Aspen, CO
02/17/10 Wed Flytrap Event Center Tulsa, OK
02/18/10 Thu House Of Blues Dallas, TX
02/19/10 Fri Stubb's BBQ Austin, TX
02/20/10 Sat House of Blues Houston, TX
04/29/10 Thu New Orleans Fairgrounds New Orleans, LA
07/24/10 Sat Churchill Downs Louisville, KY
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