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Gov’t Mule with Nikki Lane

Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


Friday, June 21, 2019
7:00 pm
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PNC Pavilion


5:30 pm


Tickets On Sale
Friday, May 10 at 10am

All patrons who purchase a ticket to the Gov’t Mule concert at PNC Pavilion will be treated to a Pre-Show Craft Beer Tasting. The beers available for tasting will be: Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Goose Island Next Coast IPA, Elysian Space Dust IPA, Elysian Salute the Sun Pale Ale, Ballast Point Fathom IPA, Ballast Point Lager, Bon & Viv Black Cherry Rosemary Spiked Seltzer, Bon & Viv Grapefruit Spiked Seltzer. Pre-Show Tastings begin 90 minutes prior to the show and end 15 minutes before the concert begins. All Pre-Show Tastings will be located at the Party Plaza on the west end of the property. Must be 21 years of age and have a valid ID to participate.

Renowned singer-guitarist Warren Haynes and his band, Gov’t Mule, have extended their Summer Tour itinerary to include a new North American leg. The rock outfit known for their throwback southern rock, explosive guitar theatrics and folk storytelling will kick off the Summer of ’19 Tour on Friday, June 21st at PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati, OH. The show will feature support by Nikki Lane.

Gov’t Mule will release a new live album and concert film, Bring On The Music – Live at The Capitol Theatre on June 28, 2019 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. The project comprises songs from two shows Gov’t Mule performed at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York in April, 2018.

Veteran music filmmaker and photographer Danny Clinch directed the concert film, notably capturing Gov’t Mule’s updated stage set and production on film for the first time. The live performances will also be mixed with interviews with the band members and behind-the-scenes footage. A trailer for Bring On The Music teases the band’s rendition of the title track and features a snippet of an interview with frontman Warren Haynes, who says, “When you sign on to be a musician, you sign on for life.” Watch the trailer HERE.

“The song ‘Bring On The Music’ talks about loss and the passing of time, as well as the relationship between the band and our audience,” Haynes tells Rolling Stone.

“We’re coming up on our 25th year as a band, which is something we never could have predicted,” he adds. “Gov’t Mule is in a really good place right now and I feel it was important to document that. The Capitol was a legendary theater before it closed. Since it reopened, I’ve played there a lot and the shows are always fun. It has a really great vibe and history and it sounds really good as well.”

Bring On The Music is available to pre-order HERE and will be released digitally, on CD, Blu-Ray and two separate double-vinyl packages. There will also be a two-CD, two-DVD deluxe package, with the CD and DVD featuring entirely different track lists, as well as bonus videos of “Soulshine” and “Traveling Tune,” plus rare photographs shot by Clinch throughout Gov’t Mule’s career.

Gov’t Mule never lost sight of where they began. During a break from The Allman Brothers Band in 1994, Warren Haynes and original bassist Allen Woody formed Gov’t Mule with drummer Matt Abts, with whom Haynes played alongside in the Dickey Betts Band. Confidently merging rock, blues, jazz, and funk, the trio carved out a place in the American rock ’n’ roll canon with a string of influential albums, beginning with 1995’s Gov’t Mule, followed by Dose [1998], and Life Before Insanity [2000]. In the aftermath of Woody’s tragic passing, Haynes and Abts joined forces with a barrage of legendary bass players, including John Entwistle, Jack Bruce, Phil Lesh, Bootsy Collins, Flea, Les Claypool, Mike Gordon, and more for The Deep End, Volume 1 and The Deep End, Volume 2 in 2001 and 2002, respectively, as well as 2003’s RIAA Gold Certified live offering, The Deepest End, Live in Concert. Welcoming Andy Hess on bass and Danny Louis on keyboards, the quartet released Déjà Voodoo [2004] and High & Mighty [2006]. 2008 saw Carlsson enter the fold on bass for By A Thread [2009], cementing the current lineup. In 2013, Shout! proved to be another watershed moment as the group collaborated with the likes of Ben Harper, Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Grace Potter, Dave Matthews, Myles Kennedy, Steve Winwood, and more on alternate vocal tracks. Rolling Stone praised the album, saying, “Gov’t Mule, led by singer-guitarist Warren Haynes, write solid rock songs in the power-blues, heroic vocal tradition of Free and Led Zeppelin.  From 2014 through 2016, the band delivered a series of archival releases celebrating its 20th Anniversary that achieved chart success across genres as Dub Side of the Mule went #1 for Reggae, Sco-Mule claimed #2 for Jazz, and Dark Side of Mule landed #10 for Rock. The band’s 2017 album Revolution Come… Revolution Go again set the tone for their legacy with its cleverly-crafted songs, intelligent lyrical commentary, and downright incendiary playing. It’s those traditions, combined with an observant eye on the present, that define their tenth full-length studio effort. Along the way, their catalog has impressively racked up 120 million-plus Pandora plays, over 60 million Spotify streams, 3 million downloads from their official website, and millions of album sales.

Ticket Information

Reserved Seating:
$57.00*, $46.00*, $36.00*, $23.50*

*While supplies last. Ticket prices include parking and are subject to price increase based on demand and applicable Ticketmaster fees. All events are rain or shine. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. Limit 8 tickets per person.

Please note that Artist VIP packages do not include access to venue amenities including VIP Parking, The First Star Club & Restaurant, and VIP Patio.

All guests entering the venue are subject to a metal-detector screening, visual inspection, and bag inspection conducted by Riverbend Music Center/PNC Pavilion security personnel. The purpose of the inspection is to detect prohibited items and is for the safety of our guests and our staff.