Gov’t Mule has announced their return to the stage with two shows this spring on Friday, April 30th and Saturday, May 1st at Westville Music Bowl in New Haven, CT. The concerts will mark the first-ever events at Westville Music Bowl, which recently was converted from the Connecticut Tennis Center to an outdoor music and comedy venue, and the start of their socially distanced Twilight Concerts Under the Stars series. The pair of shows will mark Gov’t Mule’s first performances since the band’s annual Island Exodus event in January 2020 in Jamaica and their first in the United States since the acclaimed quartet’s annual New Year’s run at the end of 2019 with two back-to-back nights at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. Pre-sale will start Wednesday, March 17th at 10am ET and general on-sale starts Friday. March 19th at 10am ET. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
This past fall, GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, producer, revered guitarist, and Gov’t Mule front man Warren Haynes along with bandmate Danny Louis performed seven sold out shows in Morris, CT at South Farms, including the 2020 Twilight Concerts on the Farm season closing finale. It is only fitting that Gov’t Mule would kick off the new Twilight Concerts Under the Stars series at Westville Music Bowl as the venue brings the safety-first music event to new levels by transforming the former tennis venue into a true concert experience with stadium quality sound, lights and video.
“It’s really hard to describe how excited we all are to get back together for the first time in 15 months and rehearse, record and ultimately get back on stage,” shares Haynes. “It’s been a crazy year and throughout it all, the one thing I kept thinking about was walking on stage with Matt, Danny and Jorgen again in front of our amazing audience. The Mule is ready to leave the stall, that’s for sure.”
Located on the grounds of the Yale Athletic Complex in the Westville neighborhood of New Haven, Westville Music Bowl becomes a prime New England destination for national touring artists. Seating will be sold in sets of 2 and 4, with a minimum of 6 feet social distance from other seats. Floor seats will be sold exclusively in sets of 4. Westville Music Bowl will have a large variety of local food including offerings for vegans and those with dietary restrictions, as well as a full bar with beer (local/craft, domestic and import), wine, cocktails and soft drinks available.
Safety is the top priority, and both shows will comply with the most current health and safety standards per state regulations and local jurisdictions in order to protect guests, artists, crew and staff. Staff are required to wear masks at all times, while security will be on site to enforce social distancing etiquette. Masks are not required while in Guest Seating, however in accordance with Executive Order No. 7NNN: “Effective immediately, any person in a public place in Connecticut, whether indoors or outdoors, who does not maintain a safe social distance of approximately six feet from every other person shall cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face-covering.” Everyone entering the venue, including guests, artists, crew and staff will be health checked including a temperature check and short questionnaire. For more information, please visit www.westvillemusicbowl.com.