Soloshine: Warren Haynes Reveals New Warren Haynes Band Lineup
The Gov’t Mule frontman rolled out two tour dates for his newest project with the promise of more to come.
Every few years guitarist Warren Haynes gets the itch to perform outside Gov’t Mule and puts together a new project. The latest new project is actually a revision to an old one, the Warren Haynes Band. Haynes will hit the road starting this summer for Warren Haynes Band gigs in which he’s backed by keyboardist John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood), bassist Kevin Scott (Gov’t Mule) and drummer Terence Higgins (classic Warren Haynes Band).
Warren Haynes initially trotted out the Warren Haynes Band moniker for a series of small shows from 1991 – 1993 in New York City and surrounding states before Gov’t Mule was formed in 1994. Then, the “classic” Warren Haynes Band lineup — Haynes, Higgins, bassist Ron Johnson, keyboardist Nigel Hall, saxophonist Ron Holloway and Alecia Chakour, Alfreda Gerald or Ruthie Foster on vocals — toured hard in 2011 and 2012 to support Warren’s 2011 solo album, Man In Motion.
The ensemble featured on Man In Motion was Haynes accompanied by Ivan Neville and Ian McLagan on keys, George Porter Jr. on bass, drummer Raymond Weber, Ron Holloway on sax and backing vocalist Ruthie Foster. Warren Haynes previewed the album with an iteration of the WHB at the 2010 Xmas Jam that included Ivan Neville, Ron Johnson, Ron Holloway, Terence Higgins and Ruthie Foster. John Medeski and Terence Higgins last toured with Warren Haynes as part of a 2022 celebration of The Last Waltz.
So far, Warren Haynes has two Warren Haynes Band appearances scheduled. The revamped WHB lineup will cross the Atlantic to perform at the in Grolloo, Netherlands on June 13 and at the in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain on June 22.
The announcement of the new Warren Haynes Band lineup mentioned the group will be hitting the road “beginning this summer” and added “updates will be forthcoming.” Be sure to register for a JamBase account and track the Warren Haynes Band to be alerted when future shows are confirmed.
Gov’t Mule kicked off their “Thirty Years Strong” tour last night in Vancouver, British Columbia. View the setlist via Mule Facebook and all dates below:
Set One: Mule, Wake Up Dead, Banks Of The Deep End, Devil Likes It Slow, Same As It Ever Was, The River Only Flows One Way, I Asked Her For Water, Time To Confess
Set Two: After The Storm, I’m A Ram, Beautifully Broken, Doing It To Death, Make It Rain, Game Face > Mountain Jam > Game Face, Thorazine Shuffle
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