Gov’t Mule Announces “Dark Side of the Mule” Tour

Gov't Mule

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Pink Floyd’s groundbreaking album Dark Side of the Moon turned 50 this month and musicians around the world are paying homage. That includes Gov’t Mule, who has announced a tour called “Dark Side of the Mule,” which will bring their tribute show to 12 cities. They first performed a Pink Floyd show at the Orpheum Theatre back in 2008.

“This all started so organically with what we thought would be a one-time Halloween performance,” shares Warren Haynes, Gov’t Mule front man and guitarist. “Since then, Dark Side of the Mule has grown into something else. It’s a blast to perform this material but our intent is to do it for one final tour in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dark Side. Don’t miss it!”

The band, anchored by Jorgen Carlsson, will kick things off in Atlantic City on July 22nd and work their way out to Colorado and back to the East Coast. The final “Dark Side” date is scheduled for August 19th in Holmdel, New Jersey.

Gov’t Mule will be joined on the trek by Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, featuring Dorian Heartsong filling the large shoes of John Paul Jones. The Mule’s full 2023 itinerary is listed below.

Gov’t Mule 2023 “Dark Side of the Mule” Tour Dates:

May 5New Orleans, LAOrpheum Theater ^
May 6Memphis, TNBeale Street Music Festival ~
May 7Evansville, INVictory Theatre
May 9Cleveland, OHTempleLive Cleveland
May 11Ashland, KYParamount Arts Center
May 12Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium
May 14Birmingham, ALAvondale Brewing Company
May 16Macon, GAMacon City Auditorium
May 18Augusta, GAMiller Theater
May 19Asheville, NCSalvage Station: Outdoor Stage
May 20Asheville, NCSalvage Station: Outdoor Stage
Jul 22Atlantic City, NJHard Rock Live at Etess Arena *#
Jul 23Patchogue, NYGreat South Bay Music Festival ~*
Aug 2Clarkston, MIPine Knob Music Theatre *
Aug 3Noblesville, INRuoff Music Center *
Aug 4Tinley Park, ILHollywood Casino Amphitheatre *
Aug 7Morrison, CORed Rocks Amphitheatre *
Aug 9Dallas, TXDos Equis Pavilion *
Aug 11Charlotte, NCPNC Music Pavilion *
Aug 12Atlanta, GACadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park *
Aug 15Bridgeport, CTHartford HealthCare Amphitheater *
Aug 17Gilford, NHBank of New Hampshire Pavilion *
Aug 18Boston, MALeader Bank Pavilion *
Aug 19Holmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center *
Dec 29Philadelphia, PAThe Met
Dec 30New York, NYBeacon Theatre
Dec 31New York, NYBeacon Theatre

* Dark Side of the Mule dates
^ with special guests George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners
~ festival appearance
# non-Live Nation date

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