December 03, 2014

Gov't Mule: on tour with John Scofield

Blues rockers Gov't Mule team up with guitarist John Scofield for a Sco-Mule Winter tour. They performed two legendary instrumental shows in September 1999 which will finally be released on January 23, 2015. Preorders come with a bonus CD.

Gov't Mule guitar player Warren Haynes about the release and tour in Glide Magazine:

We were looking to release it when we recorded it but then Allen Woody passed away and everything in the world of Gov’t Mule changed at that point. The focus at first became whether or not we were going to continue [as a band], and then once we made the decision to continue the focus became how to move forward. The way we chose to move forward was doing The Deep End Volume I and II with 25 bass players.

Then once we settled on a bass player the mission became creating new music and at no time did it feel like the right time to release the SCO-MULE record even though we were always looking for that time and were always very proud of the performances. We’ve gone through a lot of changes since that time and it’s hard to release too many live and studio recordings close to each other without feeling like you’re competing with yourself. So the 20th anniversary seemed like the right time to put out a bunch of stuff and SCO-MULE was at the top of that list. It was an amazing two nights – originally it was going to be a one CD release all pulled from the Atlanta show – but since we’ve had so much time to live with it, it’s somehow turned into a two CD release and I’m really happy with the way it turned out. We’re also planning a tour with John [Scofield] next year in support of the record. That was part of the concept too. That’s a very special release for us, so we didn’t want to put it out and not be able to promote it. The concept was always to find time when Gov’t Mule and John [Scofield] were available to do a tour, and that’s what we’re going to do next year.
Live dates:
  • 02/18 Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
  • 02/19 McDonald Theatre, Eugene, OR
  • 02/20 Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
  • 02/24 The Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO
  • 02/26 State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
  • 02/27 The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
  • 02/28 The Egyptian Room (Old National Centre), Indianapolis, IN
  • 03/01 LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
  • 03/03 Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, NC
  • 03/05 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
  • 03/06 The Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, VA
  • 03/11 State Theatre, Portland, Maine


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