03.15.21 The Mule Returns April 30th & May 1st: Westville Music Bowl - New Haven, CT
Gov’t Mule will make its return to the stage on Friday, April 30th and Saturday, May 1st at Westville Music Bowl in New Haven, CT. These concerts will be the first-ever events at Westville Music Bowl, which recently was converted from the Connecticut Tennis Center to an outdoor music and comedy venue, and the start of their socially distanced Twilight Concerts Under the Stars series. The pair of shows will mark GM’s first performances since Island Exodus 11 in Jamaica in January 2020.
This past fall Gov’t Mule front man Warren Haynes along with bandmate Danny Louis performed seven sold out shows in Morris, CT at South Farms, including the 2020 Twilight Concerts on the Farm season closing finale. It is only fitting that Gov’t Mule would kick off the new Twilight Concerts Under the Stars series at Westville Music Bowl as the same team behind the scenes brings their safety-first music events to a new level by transforming the former tennis venue into a true concert experience with stadium quality sound, lights and video.
"It’s really hard to describe how excited we all are to get back together for the first time in 15 months and rehearse, record and ultimately get back on stage,” shares Haynes. “It’s been a crazy year and throughout it all, the one thing I kept thinking about was walking on stage with Matt, Danny and Jorgen again in front of our amazing audience. The Mule is ready to leave the stall, that’s for sure."
Located on the grounds of the Yale Athletic Complex in the Westville neighborhood of New Haven, Westville Music Bowl becomes a prime New England destination for national touring artists. Seating will be sold in sets of 2 and 4, with a minimum of 6 feet social distance from other seats. Floor seats will be sold exclusively in sets of 4. Westville Music Bowl will have a large variety of local food including offerings for vegans and those with dietary restrictions, as well as a full bar with beer (local/craft, domestic and import), wine, cocktails and soft drinks available.
Safety is the top priority, and both shows will comply with the most current health and safety standards per state regulations and local jurisdictions in order to protect guests, artists, crew and staff. Staff are required to wear masks at all times, while security will be on site to enforce social distancing etiquette. Masks are not required while in Guest Seating, however in accordance with Executive Order No. 7NNN: “Effective immediately, any person in a public place in Connecticut, whether indoors or outdoors, who does not maintain a safe social distance of approximately six feet from every other person shall cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face-covering.” Everyone entering the venue, including guests, artists, crew and staff will be health checked including a temperature check and short questionnaire. For more information, please visit https://www.westvillemusicbowl.com/about-westville-music
Pre-sale: Wednesday, March 17th at 10am ET (password: NewHaven)
Public on-sale: Friday. March 19th at 10am ET.