GOV’T MULE Announce September Tour Dates With ZZ Top‏

Gov’t Mule have announced a special run of September U.S. tour dates with American rock pioneers ZZ Top. Influenced by their trailblazing career, Gov’t Mule will share the bill with a band that helped inspire their own musical journey as they forged the path to becoming legendary rockers in their own right. The tour dates will run from September 9th to 20th and will include stops in Wantagh, NY at Jones Beach, Bethlehem, PA at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Baltimore, MD at Pier Six Pavilion and Kansas City, MO at Starlight Theatre.  Pre-sale tickets for the tour run will be available Wednesday, May 18th at 12pm ET and go on sale Friday, May 20th at 10am local time. Full tour routing below. For ticket info, please visit

The news comes on the heels of the band’s announcement of a new archival album entitled The Tel-Star Sessions out August 5th via Evil Teen Records which features a cover of ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid.” PRESS HERE to listen to the first taste of the album which premiered via Consequence of Sound. The LP consists of the band’s very first, and never-before-released, demos made in June 1994 at Tel-Star Studios in Bradenton, Florida. These newly mixed and mastered recordings feature the original line-up – Warren Haynes, Allen Woody and Matt Abts – and capture the rawness and excitement of the earliest days of Gov’t Mule. The album pre-order is available now on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon and as a special pre-order bundle on

With a busy summer ahead, Gov’t Mule is currently on tour in the UK and Europe and will be heading back to the States to headline Mountain Jam in June. The festival, which is presented by Mule front man and guitar legend Warren Haynes, kicks off its twelfth year on Thursday, June 2nd. They will then set out on their Smokin’ Mule 2016 Tour with special guest Blackberry Smoke, which will include a stop at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheater on August 25th.

Gov’t Mule 2016 Tour dates:

New dates in bold
* with special guest Blackberry Smoke
^ with ZZ Top

June 3                                   Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam

August 11                           Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier*

August 12                           Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage*

August 13                           Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*

August 16                           Utica, NY @ Saranac Brewery*

August 17                           Philadelphia, PA @ River Stage at Penn’s Landing*

August 18                           Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors*

August 19                           Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre*

August 20                           Huber Heights, OH @ Music Center at the Heights*

August 22                           Peoria, IL @ CEFCU Center Stage*

August 23                           Des Moines, IA @ Simon Estes Amphitheater*

August 25                           Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater (with moe. & Blackberry Smoke)

August 27                           San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s*

August 28                           Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles*

August 30                           Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery*

August 31                           Ronhert Park, CA @ Sonoma Mountain Village*

September 1                      Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater*

September 3                      Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewery*

September 4                      Jackson, WY @ Fireman’s Ball* (On Sale Mon. May 16)

September 9                    Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach^
September 11                 Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center^
September 13                 Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion^
September 14                 Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheater at Regency Park^
September 15                 Fredericksburg, VA @ Celebrate Virginia After Hours^
September 17                 Rosemont, IL @ Rosemont Theatre^ (pre-sale Wed. June 1 & on sale Fri. June 3)

September 18                 Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater^
September 20                 
Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre^
September 23                   Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
September 24                   St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
September 25                   Miami, FL @ Fillmore
September 27                   Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing Co.
September 29                   Glen Allen, VA @ Innsbrook After Hours*
September 30                   Cherokee, NC @ Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center*

October 1                           Charlotte, NC @ CMCU Amphitheatre*

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