Warren Haynes Inaugural Weekend Kickoff Party

Warren Haynes will be featured at two major inaugural events — as the sole performer at Washington Life magazine’s Inaugural Weekend Kickoff Party and as part of the Dead for the Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball. The Inaugural Weekend Kickoff Party, taking place today, boasts a guest list that is a who’s who of Capital Hill’s political elite, including former Clinton Chief of Staff and current Presidential Transition Team head John Podesta, who will be giving the opening remarks, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who will introduce Haynes. Haynes, known worldwide for his work as a founding member of Gov’t Mule and his continuing role in the Allman Brothers Band and the Dead, performed at Pelosi’s own inauguration in 2007.

Haynes’ participation in the inaugural festivities continues on January 20th when he resumes his duties as guitarist and vocalist with the Dead at the Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball, which will be attended by the man who has been called to save us. The Dead will launch an extensive arena tour this spring – their first tour in five years. In other news, The Allman Brothers Band, featuring Haynes, will host a month-long residency at New York City’s newly renovated Beacon Theatre this March, followed by the extensive national 40th Anniversary Tour this summer and fall.

Immediately following his inauguration performances, Haynes will record the first new studio album in three years by his quartet Gov’t Mule. This will be the first record to feature the quartet’s new bassist Jorgen Carlsson. Gov’t Mule will perform the following dates this winter, and will embark on a world tour in support of its new album (due mid-June) which will encompass the US, Europe, and Canada between June and August of 2008.

Gov’t Mule Kinder Revolution Tour:
Fri 2/6 Stubbs, Austin, TX
Sat 2/7 House of Blues, Houston, TX
Sun 2/8 House of Blues, Dallas, TX
Tue 2/10 Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
Wed 2/11 Granada Theatre, Lawrence, KS
Fri 2/13 The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
Sat 2/14 Dobson Arena, Vail, CO


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