Gov’t Mule lead singer Warren Haynes’ fractured shoulder blade forces postponement of Spring 2022 tour
Renowned quartet GOVERNMENT MULE – directed by Grammy Award-singer, songwriter, guitar legend and award-winning producer Warren Haynes – was forced to postpone his previously announced Spring 2022 US tour after Haynes fractured his shoulder blade while vacationing in Costa Rica.
The month-long hike in favor of GOVERNMENT MULEthe critically acclaimed, chart-topping blues album “Heavy Loaded Blues” was scheduled to begin April 6 in Syracuse, New York and end April 30 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Earlier today (Wednesday March 30), Haynes released the following statement via social media: “Hi everyone,
“While vacationing in Costa Rica with my family last weekend, I slipped on a wet surface and landed hard on my shoulder. Upon returning to the United States and seeing a specialist, he was confirmed that I have fractured my shoulder blade. Unfortunately, this means that GOVERNMENT MULEThe spring tour of , which was to begin next Wednesday, must be postponed.
“I am truly heartbroken and so sorry this happened. I don’t think anyone was more excited than me to get back on the road.
“We are working to reschedule these tour dates and will have updates as soon as possible. The doctors are confident that my shoulder will be healed in time for MULE hit the road this summer, as planned.
“Thanks for your comprehension and see you soon !
“With love, Warren Haynes“.
“Heavy Loaded Blues” (Fantastic records), GOVERNMENT MULEThe band’s first-ever blues album, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart when it was released in November 2021, marking the band’s third album to enter the chart. Billboard first place in their rich career. “Heavy Loaded Blues” also peaked on the Amazon Best Sellers in Blues chart and Music Connect’s Blues Albums chart, among many other chart positions. The 13-track album, produced by Haynes alongside the engineer and the co-producer John Paterno (Elvis Costello, Michael Landau, Bonnie Raitt, Robbie Williams, LOS LOBOS), encompasses a homogeneous mixture of Haynes‘s originals, such as “Heavy Load”and revered covers, including their interpretation of the tom is waiting classic “Make it rain”a groovy arrangement of Junior well Standard “Catch It and Hold It” and more originally made famous by the likes of howling wolf, Elmore James, Anne Peebles, Bobby “Blue” bland and ANIMALS. A deluxe edition with additional studio and live tracks, including another Haynes original and originally covered by SAVOY BROWN, Sonny Boy Williamson, muddy waters, Otis Rush and more, is also available now. Although technically considered a studio album, “Heavy Loaded Blues” was recorded live in the New England Power Station studio on analog tape, using vintage guitars, amps and other gear to capture authentic sound.
GOVERNMENT MULE — Haynes, Matt Abts (drums), Danny Louis(keyboards, guitar and backing vocals) and Jörgen Carlsson (bass) — returned to the stage in January for their first shows of 2022 at Island exodus 12, the band’s annual “concert-cation” event at the Jewel Paradise Cove Resort in Jamaica. The five-day extravaganza (January 16-20) saw MULE perform three full shows as well as performances by DAWES , THE WAR AND THE TREATYandRon Hollowayfor a truly memorable experience.
Photo credit:Jay Sansone
— Warren Haynes (@thewarrenhaynes) March 30, 2022
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