Gov’t Mule Launch 2010 National Tour on Heels of New Album ‘By A Thread,’ Close Out 2009 with Epic Shows at The Beacon Theatre

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Gov’t Mule is bringing their “hard-charging” (Rolling Stone), soul-influenced, rock and 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 20th. The tour will traverse the United States and, eventually, bring the band back to Europe for some of the biggest summer festivals.

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.” (Read his whole review here:

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 Years 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.

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:

Gov’t Mule By A Thread 2010 Tour Dates:

Jan 20 – Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Jan 21 – The Ritz – Tampa – Tampa, FL
Jan 22 – House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
Jan 23 – Saenger Theatre – Mobile, AL
Jan 26 – The Music Farm – Charleston, SC
Jan 27 – The Lyric Theatre – Oxford, MS
Jan 28 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Jan 29 – Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH
Jan 30 – Orbit Room – Grand Rapids, MI
Feb 2 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Feb 3 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Feb 4 – Canopy Club – Champaign, IL
Feb 5 – House of Blues Dare 2 Dream Benefit – Chicago, IL
Feb 6 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
Feb 9 – Capitol Theatre – Davenport, IA
Feb 10 – Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS
Feb 12 – The Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
Feb 13 – The Fillmore – Denver, CO
Feb 14 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO
Feb 17 – Flytrap Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
Feb 18 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Feb 19 – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre – Austin, TX
Feb 20 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
April 29 – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – New Orleans, LA
July 24 – HullabaLOU Music Festival – Churchill Downs, KY