Blackberry Smoke Teams with Gov’t Mule for the Smokin’ Mule 2016 Summer Tour
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 6, 2016) – Fronted by visionary Grammy-winning artist and guitar legend, Warren Haynes, Gov’t Mule has announced the Smokin’ Mule 2016 Summer Tour with very special guest, Blackberry Smoke. Kicking off August 11 in Portland, Maine, the Smokin’ Mule Tour will include stops in Philadelphia and Des Moines on the way to their August 25 show with moe. at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Despite touring together for the first time, the two groups are no strangers. In 2014 Blackberry Smoke joined Gov’t Mule at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston, Mass., and Warren Haynes performed with Blackberry Smoke on stage at 2015’s acclaimed Christmas Jam in Asheville, N.C. This August, they will come together again to rekindle the magic with ten shows across the United States and more dates to be announced soon.
Smokin’ Mule Summer Tour 2016 dates:
August 11 Portland, Maine Maine State Pier
August 12 Asbury Park, N.J. Stone Pony Summerstage
August 16 Utica, N.Y. Saranac Brewery
August 17 Philadelphia, Pa. River Stage at Penn’s Landing
August 18 Pittsburgh, Pa. Stage AE Outdoors
August 19 Rochester Hills, Mich. Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
August 20 Huber Heights, Ohio Music Center at the Heights
August 22 Peoria, Ill. CEFCU Center Stage
August 23 Des Moines, Iowa Simon Estes Amphitheater
August 25 Morrison, Colo. Red Rocks Amphitheater (with moe.)
*Hubert Heights, OH will be available on April 13th for pre-sale with tickets on sale April 15th. Philadelphia on sale at April 8th 1pm ET.
About Blackberry Smoke:
Blackberry Smoke has evolved from rough-edged club act to arena-ready rock ‘n’ roll juggernauts, while steadily extending and expanding the Southern rock tradition. Since the group’s formation in 2000, the band has never shied away from hard work, playing more than 250 shows a year and building an ever-expanding audience on the strength of its live shows. In addition to winning fans and friends throughout the United States, they’ve toured Europe multiple times and performed for the first time ever in Austr alia in 2016 to sold-out crowds.
About Gov’t Mule:
Gov’t Mule has showcased its virtuosity, intelligence and breadth over the course of 15 studio and live albums, millions of album and track sales and thousands of performances. The flexible interplay in the studio and on stage amongst Warren Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, keyboardist Danny Louis and bassist Jorgen Carlsson provides the band’s sonic foundation and makes them a true living, breathing ensemble. 20 years strong, Gov’t Mule has become a human encyclopedia of great American music while adding to that cannon with their signature sound.
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