by Andrew Sacher

photo: Gov't Mule at Lockn' 2015 (via)
Gov't Mule

Virginia's Lockn' Festival wrapped up Sunday (9/13) after two successful previous days. The biggest highlight of day 3 was another set from Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and his band The Sensational Space Shifters, whose day 2 set was fantastic. The Sunday set was a similar idea and did have a few repeats in the setlist, but also gave us a few treats we didn't get on Saturday like "Going to California" and "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You."

Sunday also included Gov't Mule, whose frontman Warren Haynes spent a lot of time on stage this past weekend. He sang for the Phil Lesh & Friends featuring Carlos Santana set on Saturday which we wrote about, and immediately after that he headed to the Blue Ridge Bowl side stage for a Gov't Mule late-night set. After Mule's set on Sunday, he appeared on stage yet again to guest with Widespread Panic. It's Warren's first year since The Allman Brothers Band ended -- and also the 20th anniversary of Gov't Mule's debut album -- and clearly he's still going strong and keeping that Southern rock/blues/jam sound alive and well (he played a couple Allman songs too).

Warren is also touring soon in support of his new solo album Ashes & Dust, which came out earlier this summer on Concord. It's a little folkier than his Gov't Mule stuff, and well-matched support on select dates comes from recent country breakout Chris Stapleton and Justin Townes Earle. The album features his and Grace Potter's oft-performed cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Gold Dust Woman," which you can listen to below. Warren's backing band for the tour includes Jeff Sipe and ChessBoxer.

There's one NYC-area date with Chris, October 1 at Capitol Theatre (tickets), and also one with Justin, October 7 at the Space at Westbury (tickets). All dates are listed below.

If you haven't yet, check out recaps and pictures of Lockn' day one and Lockn' day two.


Warren Haynes & Grace Potter - "Gold Dust Woman" (Fleetwood Mac) from Ashes & Dust

Warren Haynes - 2015 Tour Dates
SEP 22 Uptown Theatre Kansas City, MO w/ Gill Landry
SEP 23 Murat Theatre Indianapolis, IN w/ Gill Landry
SEP 24 LC Pavilion Columbus, OH w/ Gill Landry
SEP 25 The Pageant St. Louis, MO w/ Gill Landry
SEP 26 The Vic Chicago, IL w/ Gill Landry
SEP 29 Fillmore Detroit, MI w/s Chris Stapleton and ChessBoxer
SEP 30 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA w/ Chris Stapleton
OCT 1 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY w/ Chris Stapleton
OCT 2 The Tower Theatre Philadelphia, PA w/ Chris Stapleton
OCT 3 State Theatre Portland, ME w/ ChessBoxer
OCT 6 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA w/ Justin Townes Earle
OCT 7 The Space Westbury, NY w/ ChessBoxer
OCT 8 Warner Theatre Washington, DC w/ Justin Townes Earle
OCT 9 Tvioli Theatre Chattanooga, TN w/ Justin Townes Earle
OCT 10 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA w/ Justin Townes Earle
OCT 13 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN w/ Gill Landry
OCT 17 Cask + Drum Avondale, AL
OCT 18 American Roots Raleigh, NC
OCT 19 Greenfield Lake Amphitheater Wilmington, NC w/ ChessBoxer
OCT 20 Charleston Music Hall Charleston, SC w/ Justin Townes Earle
OCT 22 Fillmore Miami, FL w/ Justin Townes Earle
OCT 23 Jannus Live St. Petersburg, FL w/ Justin Townes Earle
OCT 24 Plaza Live Orlando, FL w/ Justin Townes Earle
OCT 28 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA w/ ChessBoxer
NOV 3 Amager Bio Copenhagen, DK
NOV 4 Tobakken Esbjerg, DK
NOV 6 Blues Festival Frederikshavn, DK
NOV 8 Kesselhaus Berlin, DE
NOV 12 Blues Alive Sumperk ,CZ
NOV 15 Cafe de la Danse Paris, FR
NOV 17 Le Kursaal Limbourg, BE
NOV 18 La Traverse Cleon, FR
NOV 19 North Sea Jazz Club Amsterdam, Netherlands
NOV 21 St. John's Smith Square London, GB
NOV 28 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO w/ Jonathan Tyler
NOV 29 Belly Up Aspen, CO
DEC 1 Roseland Theater Portland, OR w/ Jonathan Tyler
DEC 2 Moore Theatre Seattle, WA w/ Jonathan Tyler
DEC 4 The Masonic San Francisco, CA w/ Jonathan Tyler
DEC 5 The Observatory San Diego, CA w/ Jonathan Tyler

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