Gov’t Mule launch Peace… Like a River World Tour tonight in Toronto

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Tonight in Toronto at the Massey Hall Gov’t Mule will kick off their Peace…Live a River World Tour which is in support of their new album of the same name. Check out the news below:

There’s no time to rest for Gov’t Mule this year. The GRAMMY-nominated band, led by guitar legend, vocalist, songwriter and producer Warren Haynes, recently wrapped their massively successful Dark Side of the Mule Summer Tour and is now launching their next headlining outing, the Peace…Like A River World Tour in support of their latest critically acclaimed studio album, Peace…Like A River. The 21-date North American leg begins tonight (September 13th) in Toronto and will see the renowned quartet – Haynes [guitar, vocals], Matt Abts [drums], Danny Louis [keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals], and Kevin Scott [bass] – perform throughout Canada and the U.S. until October 15th. The Toronto and Montreal shows will feature very special guest Big Sugar, who share a deep history together dating back to the start of Gov’t Mule in the mid-90s. Then, in November, the road warriors will bring their acclaimed live show over to Europe for an 11-date run from November 6-21 stopping in such cities as London, Munich, Vienna, Paris, Brussels, and Milan.


Additionally, Gov’t Mule has more dates coming up this fall on Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival Tour as well as a few festival appearances and their New Year’s Run from last year is set for December 29th in Philadelphia and December 30th and 31st in New York City. The band’s annual “concert-cation” experience, Island Exodus 14, also returns to Jewel Paradise Cove Resort in Runaway Bay, Jamaica January 14-18, 2024 featuring 3 full sets from Gov’t Mule and a solo set from Warren Haynes, as well as Robert Randolph Band, Samantha Fish Band feat. Jesse Dayton, and Pressing Strings, among others.


Tickets for all upcoming Gov’t Mule tour dates are on sale now. See below for full list and visit for ticketing details and to purchase.


This past summer, Gov’t Mule revived their renowned and extremely rare Dark Side of the Mule show in honor of the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album. Following a full set of Mule originals, the four-piece was joined by multi-instrumentalist Jackie Greene along with Ron Holloway (sax), Machan Taylor (background vocals) and Sophia Ramos (background vocals) for a second full set featuring the music of Pink Floyd and a spectacular laser light show. The DSOTM show was praised by critics and fans alike, with Glide Magazine hailing, “The band’s flawless execution of each track showcased their exceptional musicianship and attention to detail. Warren Haynes’ guitar skills shone through, adding a new dimension to the already iconic guitar solos of the original album. His vocals were equally mesmerizing, capturing the emotional depth and complexity of Pink Floyd’s lyrics with grace and authenticity.” New bassist Kevin Scott also received high praise across the board from this summer’s tour, with many drawing comparisons to original founding bass player, the late Allen Woody, with Stereo Embers Magazine declaring, “Scott plays like he was born to be in Mule.” Gov’t Mule first debuted the acclaimed set in 2008 and only performed it live 10 times in total prior to this summer’s amphitheater tour. The final Dark Side of the Mule set will take place during the North American fall tour on October 14th in St. Augustine, FL.


Released June 16th, Peace…Like A River (Fantasy Records), the band’s 12th studio album, has been receiving rave reviews, hailed as “perfection,” “captivating,” “riveting,” and among the band’s best. PRESS HERE to listen. The 12-song rock collection, the follow-up to Gov’t Mule’s chart-topping, GRAMMY-nominated blues album, Heavy Load Blues, includes the singles “Dreaming Out Loud” featuring Ivan Neville and Ruthie Foster, “Same As It Ever Was” and “Made My Peace” well as additional guest appearances from Billy F Gibbons, Billy Bob Thornton, and Celisse. Peace…Like A River was recorded during the same sessions as Heavy Load Blues at The Power Station New England with co-producer John Paterno (Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos) alongside Haynes. The albums, however, were created in different rooms, with no shared gear or instruments, keeping the two concurrent projects with their own unique identity and character. Thematically, the new collection explores the seismic changes the world has gone through over the past few years. Influenced both in his songwriting and playing by what Haynes calls “the golden era of rock, soul, jazz and blues,” Gov’t Mule combines the best and most enduring qualities from all those musical strains to create a timeless piece of art on Peace…Like A River that could have easily come out in the 1970s. Peace…Like A River is available now digitally, on CD and vinyl, and in a Deluxe Edition (on CD only) including the special 5-track Time Of The Signs Bonus EP in addition to the original 12 tracks.


Tour Dates


North America

  • September 13 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall +
  • September 14 – Ottawa, ON @ CityFolk ~
  • September 16 – Fredericton, Canada @ Harvest Music Festival ~
  • September 17 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS +
  • September 19 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
  • September 20 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
  • September 22 – Lewisburg, WV @ Healing Appalachia ~
  • September 23 – Charleston, WV @ Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
  • September 24 – Rochester, NY @ Kodak Center
  • September 26 – Harrisburg, PA @ The Forum Auditorium
  • September 28 – Erie, PA @ Warner Theatre
  • September 29 – Charlottesville, VA @ Ting Pavilion ^
  • September 30 – Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
  • October 1 – North Charleston, SC @ Firefly Distillery
  • October 3 – Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
  • October 4 – Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
  • October 6 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre %
  • October 7 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre %
  • October 8 – Orange Beach, AL @ The Amphitheater at The Wharf %
  • October 10 – Shreveport, LA @ Municipal Auditorium
  • October 11 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Raising Cane’s River Center Arena
  • October 13 – Fort Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
  • October 14 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater *
  • October 15 – Columbus, GA @ RushSouth Fest ~


  • November 6 – London, UK @ The London Palladium
  • November 8 – Munich, Germany @ Alte Kongresshale
  • November 9 – Vienna, Austria @ Globe Wien
  • November 11 – Paris, France @ Le Trianon
  • November 12 – Groningen, Netherlands @ De Oosterpoort
  • November 14 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg Grote Zaal
  • November 15 – Neu-Isenburg, Germany @ Hugenottenhalle
  • November 17 – Brussels, Belgium @ Cirque Royal
  • November 19 – Bologna, Italy @ Teatro Celebrazioni
  • November 20 – Milan, Italy @ Teatro dal Verme
  • November 21 – Trieste, Italy @ Politeama Rossetti


New Year’s Run

  • December 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met
  • December 30 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
  • December 31 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre


Island Exodus 14

  • January 14-28, 2024 – Runaway Bay, Jamaica @ Jewel Paradise Cove Resort


~ festival appearance

% Outlaw Music Festival dates

* Dark Side of the Mule date

+ with special guest Big Sugar

^ with special guest G. Love & Special Sauce

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