RIP BRIAN FARMER, ANOTHER GOOD MAN GONE TOO SOON
The entire Gov’t Mule family is deeply saddened by the passing of longtime crew member Brian Farmer this past Sunday August 24, at his home near Nashville. Farmer died peacefully in his sleep. He was 53.
"He was a close friend, a devoted worker, and a lover of life,” says Warren Haynes. “We traveled around the world together and shared many experiences-mostly while laughing. He will be missed by a huge circle of friends and family."
Farmer began working for Gov’t Mule in 1998, brought to the band by his old friend, bassist Allen Woody, who died almost exactly 14 years earlier. Prior to joining the Mule crew, Farmer worked for Johnny Cash for eight years before the Man in Black retired from touring. Farmer was exceedingly proud of his close relationship with Johnny and June Carter Cash.
“When Johnny retired, I ran into Allen and said, ‘You need to hire me, you need to hire me,’ Farmer told Hittin the Note magazine.
Months later, Gov’t Mule needed a guitar tech and Woody called his old friend. In the subsequent years, Farmer became an indispensable part of the operation, teching Warren Haynes’ guitars and also serving as the band’s equipment manager and stage manager.
Farmer has been by Haynes’ side for every gig the guitarist has played since 1998 – with Gov’t Mule, the Allman Brothers Band, the Warren Haynes Band, the Dead, Phil and Friends and others.
Farmer and Haynes developed an extremely close working relationship.
“We have looks that we give each other,” Farmer told Hittin the Note. “An eyebrow, a flick of the wrist… a shrug of his shoulders …I've learned to listen for things. I can tell sometimes when he's close to breaking a string. With the Mule, I sometimes come out to adjust his amplifier before during and after songs.”
"He was one of a kind,” says Haynes. “He lived and breathed his job. He knew a lot more about guitars and gear than I did so I could trust him to keep things working in a technical manner so I could concentrate on the music.”
Says Allman Brothers Band manager Bert Holman, ”Brian was a very dedicated, very loyal, very skilled technician. He was from the old school and would help anybody and everybody do their job. If something of Derek or Gregg’s blew up, he’d be the first guy to grab a flashlight or tool and run across the stage because he was a team player. His standard line to any request was, ‘Just tell me what you need.’ Brian always had your back. He was kind to the fans and tried to give them as much time as he could without taking his eyes off the ball, which he never, ever did.”
“He was extraordinarily dedicated to his craft, to the world of guitars and amps, to Warren and all his projects – and to the music itself,” says Alan Paul, author of One Way Out: An inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.
“Guys like Brian keep the wheels turning and the gears greased and the guitars in tune. The shows don’t happen without them – and no one did any of this better, with more dedication, heart and soul than Farmer. His passing is a tremendous loss on many levels.”
Farmer’s death was greeted with shock and grief across the internet by fans and musicians alike. It is hard to imagine many other rock and roll road crew members who were more respected and beloved. Among those expressing their sorrow and respect on Twitter were Phil Lesh - "Fare thee well, Farmer. I love you more than can words can tell” and Derek Trucks, who summed up the thoughts of many when he wrote:
“People like Brian Farmer are the backbone of all live music. Without the hard work of folks like Farmer we'd be lost.”
He's survived by us all: His family, all of the musicians whose lives (and guitars) he touched, the road crews he traveled the country and worked tirelessly with and everyone else whose lives who were made better by his presence.
LONGTIME CREW MEMBER BRIAN FARMER PASSES
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of longtime Gov't Mule crew member Brian Farmer yesterday, Sunday, August 24 at his home near Nashville. We will have a more in-depth statement shortly.
MULETRACKS MONDAY - GUILFORD, NH
We have reached end unofficial end of summer, and with that comes our last MuleTracks Monday. This week only, save 40 percent off the August 25, 2006 show from the Meadowbrook Music and Arts Center in Guilford, NH. Download today at Muletracks.com
ALBUQUERQUE, TUSCALOOSA, PENSACOLA ON SALE NOW
The 20 Years Strong tour continues with Gov’t Mule heading to Albuquerque, NM September 30th, Tuscaloosa, AL October 6th, and Pensacola, FL October 7th. Tickets for all three shows are on sale now. Full tour and ticketing information is available on the Tour Page.
MULETRACKS MONDAY - ROYAL OAK, MI
We’re in the final two weeks of our MuleTracks Monday Summer promotion. This week, save on the August 18, 2010 show from Royal Oak Theatre in Royal Oak, MI when you download from MuleTracks.com
ISLAND EXODUS UPDATE
We hope everyone is having a great summer. Not to rush all the way through the end of the year but we have a bunch of exciting updates regarding Gov't Mule's Island Exodus 6 including a new special guest and the announcement of Anders Osborne's band! Head over to IslandExodus.com
HELP GOV’T MULE SUPPORT HUNGER RELIEF IN ATHENS
We're excited to be working with FATE
again to help generate money for the fight against hunger. Ingles Markets has stepped up to the plate in Athens with a generous $3500 donation to the food bank of northeast Georgia. With your help, we would like to double their gift. By making just a $10 donation
you have a chance to win tickets to either night of the nearly sold out Georgia Theatre shows (8/22 is SOLD OUT) or an autographed summer tour poster. Either way, you win by joining Ingles in the fight against hunger.
20 YEARS STRONG TOUR RESUMES TODAY
The Mule will pick back up their anniversary celebration as the 20 Years Strong US Tour resumes tonight at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston. Full tour listing and ticketing inflation is available on the tour page
. Looking forward to seeing you all on the road!
MULE MERCH "POP-UP" AT PEACH FEST
This weekend at Peach Fest, Mule Merch will be teaming with Uncle John's Outfitters for a special "pop-up" version of the Mule Trading Co. inside the UJO booth. We will have only a few exclusive, limited edition items available.
Friday afternoon we will be releasing a brand-new variant of John Warner's Summer Tour "Ice Cream Dose" poster on "glitter foil" paper. Only 50 will be available at Peach Fest. Follow the Mule Twitter (@govtmuleband) for updates.
We will also be selling a handmade solid brass belt buckle featuring the "Flaming Mule Head" logo. The back is pretty cool too, with the "Everybody Needs Some Danger Sometimes" line from "Time To Confess" engraved at the bottom. All buckles are individually numbered. Only 108 of these buckles were made. They will not be reprinted.
Tour merch will be available all weekend at the main merch booth.
GOV’T MULE JOIN ‘ONE MORE FOR THE FANS!’ LYNYRD SKYNYRD TRIBUTE
The music and legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd will be honored this fall during a night-long concert event titled "One More For The Fans! - Celebrating The Songs and Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd." The star-studded ceremony will be held on Nov. 12 at Atlanta's Fox Theatre and feature performances from Syknyrd, Mule and many other guest stars. Read More
MULETRACKS MONDAY - CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE 2010
This week's featured show is one of our favorites: Save 40% when you download Gov't Mule live at Central Park Summer Stage - New York, NY - August 11, 2010 - at MuleTracks.com
20 YEARS STRONG TOUR TICKETS ON SALE TODAY
Tickets for nine newly-announce Gov’t Mule tour dates are going on sale today. Head on over to the Tour Page
for ticket links and on sale information. Looking forward to seeing you all on the road real soon!
NEW SHOWS ADDED TO 20 YEARS STRONG TOUR
Gov’t Mule will keep the anniversary celebration going with the much-anticipated addition of new, Florida tour dates on the 20 Years Strong US Tour. Pre-Sales for Springfield, MO, Jacksonville, FL, Miami, FL and St. Petersburg, FL will begin tomorrow, August 6th at 10am EST via Mule Ticketing
MULETRACKS MONDAY - PITTSBURGH, PA 08.04.09
Only a few weeks left for our summer #MuleTracksMonday. This week’s featured show is from August 4, 2009 at the Riverplex Amphitheater in Pittsburgh, PA. View the set list and save big when you download at MuleTracks.com
CLEVELAND, KALAMAZOO, LINCOLN, SPOKANE ON SALE NOW
Tickets are on sale now for the following Gov’t Mule shows: 9/12 Cleveland, OH
, 9/13 Kalamazoo, MI
, 9/16 Lincoln, NE
and 9/20 Spokane, WA
. Pre-sales for the remaining dates are available at Mule Ticketing
GOV’T MULE ADDS FALL DATES TO 20 YEARS STRONG TOUR
Gov’t Mule have added a slew of Fall dates to their “20 Years Strong” U.S. tour which has been bringing the band to select cities and festivals across North America. See the list of new U.S. dates below, which includes headlining shows from coast to coast and stops at The Peach Festival, Southern Brewers Festival, Phases of The Moon, Mighty Mississippi Music Festival and Southern Ground Music Festival. Pre-sales begin Thursday, July 31 with public on-sales to follow Friday, August 8 except where noted. Full details available on the tour page
MULETRACKS MONDAY - NAEEBA, JAPAN JULY 28, 2007
This week’s featured MuleTracks come from the Fuji Rock Festival in Naeeba, Japan. From July 28, 2007, this show features two sets (over 20 songs) of classic, live Mule. Download now and save at MuleTracks.com
GEORGIA THEATRE NIGHT 2 SOLD OUT
Individual tickets for night two of Gov’t Mule at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA on August 22 are sold out. A limited number of two-day passes are available for purchase HERE
. Tickets for Thursday, August 21 are available HERE
WARREN ON BIRMINGHAM MOUNTAIN RADIO
Warren Haynes will be on the air with Birmingham Mountain Radio around 4:00pm CST this afternoon - July 22, 2014. Tune in to 107.3FM and 97.3HD (Birmingham) or listen online at BHamMountainRadio.com
MULETRACKS MONDAY - MEMPHIS, TN JULY 21, 2009
This week’s featured MuleTracks come from Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN. The July 21, 2009 show is jam-packed with Mule favorites across two sets of classic, live Gov’t Mule. This week only, save 40 percent when you download at MuleTracks.com
20 YEARS STRONG TOUR KICKS OFF TONIGHT
Gov’t Mule’s 20 Years Strong US Summer Tour kicks off tonight with a sold out show at the Weesner Amphitheatre in Apple Vally, MN. Tickets for the remainder of the tour are still available. Full tour listing and ticketing information is available on our Tour Page
WARREN HAYNES ON THE PASSING OF JOHNNY WINTER
I am saddened to hear of the passing of Johnny Winter. I grew up at a time when there was a lot of great guitar-based music and Johnny was one of my first guitar heroes and a huge influence. He was an influence of every guitar player of my generation, consequently if you were a guitarist from a younger generation you were influenced by Johnny Winter whether you knew it or not. He was one of the few guitarists who created a style of playing that everyone who came later recognizes. I treasured the few times we've played together over the years, and I was proud to call him my friend. He will be missed.
JOIN THE MAILING LIST AND SAVE ON YOUR NEXT ORDER
Had your eye on something in the Mule WebStore? Get 15 percent off your next order when you join our mailing list. Subscribe at Mule.Shop.MusicToday.com
MULETRACKS FROM EUROPE ARE NOW LIVE
Gov’t Mule’s 2014 European Tour has come to an end and we would like to thank everyone for joining us on this trip and making it such a memorable time. The entire tour is now available for download exclusively at MuleTracks.com
MULETRACKS MONDAY - JULY 14
This week's featured MuleTracks come from July 14, 2007 at The Mean Fiddler in London. This show features an amazing two sets featuring some of your favorite Mule tracks. Save 40 percent when you download this week at MuleTracks.com
2014 MOUNTAIN JAM POSTER
Gov’t Mule has just released a limited number of the 2014 Mountain Jam event posters by John Warner to the online store. These posters will be available on a first come, first serve basis, exclusively from Mule Merch
WIN TICKETS TO SELECT MULE SHOWS
Gov’t Mule has partnered with Tunespeak to give you the opportunity to win tickets to select shows on the 20 Years Strong US Summer Tour. Enter to win by listening to music, watching videos and sharing with your friends at Tunespeak.com
MULETRACKS MONDAY - JULY 7
It’s week 4 in our MuleTracks Monday summer promotion. This week’s featured show is the July 7, 2013 concert at Le Trianon in Paris, France. See the full set list and save 40 percent when you order from MuleTracks.com
PRE-ORDER 2014 EUROPEAN TOUR MULETRACKS
Head on over to MuleTracks.com
to pre-order the live recordings from each show on the 2014 Gov’t Mule European Tour. Available shows include both nights in London, Skaanevik Blues Festival, Hamburg and Hannover, Germany, Amsterdam, Monforte d’Alba Jazz Festival and the Bejar Blues Festival in Spain.
MULETRACKS MONDAY - JUNE 30
This week’s featured MuleTracks was a special, private show at the Boulder Theatre on June 30, 2005. See the full set list and save 40% when you order from MuleTracks.com
EUROPEAN TOUR KICK OFF
Gov’t Mule’s 2014 European Tour kicks off this week at Brooklyn Bowl London on July 1. For complete tour and ticketing details, visit the Tour Page
GREENFIELD AMPHITHEATRE 8/19 ON SALE NOW
The 20 Year Strong Tour is coming to Wilmington, NC on August 19 and tickets for the show at the Greenfield Amphitheatre are on sale now. Get your tickets HERE
RUTLAND, VT AND WILMINGTON, NC PRE-SALES
We are excited to announce the addition of two new shows to the Gov’t Mule 20 Years Strong Summer Tour. Pre-sales for August 15 at The Paramount Theatre in Rutland, VT and August 19 at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington, NC are now available through Mule Ticketing
MULETRACKS MONDAY - JUNE 23
Welcome to the third installment of MuleTracks Monday. This week’s featured MuleTracks is the June 23, 2008 show at Botanical Gardens in Boise, ID. See the full set list and save 40% when you order from MuleTracks.com
NEW PRE-SALES WED. 6/25
Gov’t Mule has added two new shows to the 20 Years Strong Tour. August 15 at The Paramount Theatre - Rutland, VT and August 19 at the Greenfield Amphitheatre - Wilmington, NC. Pre-sales for both shows begin this Wednesday, June 25 at 12pm Noon ET via Mule Ticketing
GEORGIA THEATRE TICKETS ON SALE NOW
We are excited to announce that tickets for Gov’t Mule’s two nights at The Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA on 8/21 & 8/22 are on sale now on the tour page
. These shows are all at intimate venues, and you should get yourself tickets as soon as you can.
NEW AUGUST TOUR DATES
We are excited to announce the addition of three new shows to the 20 Years Strong US Summer Tour taking place on 8/19 at the Greenfield Amphitheatre in Wilmington, NC and two nights at The Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA on 8/21 and 8/22. Pre-Sales for the Athens, GA shows will be this WEDNESDAY 6/18 @ Noon Eastern with Wilmington, NC pre-sales next Wednesday 6/25 through Mule Ticketing
These shows are all at intimate venues, and you should get yourself tickets as soon as you can.
MOUNTAIN JAM MULE TRACKS
Gov’t Mule’s set from Mountain Jam 10 in Hunter, NY on June 7, 2014 is now available at MuleTracks.com
20 YEARS STRONG SUMMER TOUR
We are pleased to announce more Summer US Tour Dates taking place in July & August. After returning from Europe we'll be playing shows in Apple Valley, MN (7/18 and already Sold Out), Sioux Falls, SD (7/19), Peoria, IL (7/20), Birmingham, AL (7/22), Charlotte, NC (7/24), Alpharetta, GA (7/26), Boston, MA (8/13), Hampton Beach, NH (8/14), Montage Mountain, PA (8/16), Glen Allen, VA (8/20) & Chattanooga, TN (8/23). We will be joined by Blackberry Smoke for our shows in Boston, MA & Glen Allen, VA. The pre-sale for Boston will be Wednesday 5/28 @ 3pm ET through Mule Ticketing
, the public on-sale will be this Friday. For all other ticket info check out the Gov't Mule Tour Page
NEW ORLEANS MULETRACKS
The show from The Saenger Theatre in New Orleans this past Friday night was absolutely amazing from start to finish. Jam Packed with guests it lived up and exceeded our expectations. A big thank you to all the guests and all the people who came out to see it, and for the rest of you, its available right now on www.muletracks.com
ISLAND EXODUS VI
GOV'T MULE'S ISLAND EXODUS VI will take place January 14-18 (4 nights) at The Grand Lido Resort in Negril, Jamaica and will, once again, feature 3 complete Gov't Mule shows and 1 Warren Haynes "Solo" performance along with a hand picked guest band as well as special guest musicians. We could not be more excited about this year's group of Special Guests. We're honored to have the legendary Johnny Winter joining us. Also, back by very popular demand is Anders Osborne and his band. Last, but absolutely not least, we couldn't be happier to announce that Ron Holloway, after a one year absence, will return to Island Exodus for the 5th time. www.islandexodus.com
GOV'T MULE AT THE SAENGER THEATRE IN NEW ORLEANS - 5/02
Pre-Sale Tickets will be available Tuesday at 11am CT through Mule Ticketing
. The Public On-sale will be Friday at 11am CT through Ticketmaster. "Gov't Mule's history with New Orleans goes back to January 1996, our second full year of existence. With the city's famous rich musical history, it really wasn't a surprise that we instantly were inspired by our surroundings and quickly found a new favorite place to play. We wound up returning for a second show in September. The following year, 1997, we would up playing NOLA 3 different times in the span of 5 months! New Orleans became a treasured destination in our touring schedule...I've played there at least once every year since '96 (with the lone exception being in 2009 when I was on the road with the Dead).
The number of Mule Orleans Memories is really way too long to list but there are certainly a few shows and experiences which stand out: opening for The funky Meters at the old Tips Ruins, the "New School of Gov't Mule show" with Dave Schools & Chuck Leavell in '01, the first time we played the Jazzfest Fairgrounds in 2002, the late night shows at the Orpheum and, of course, The Deepest End at The Saenger Theatre.
A lot has, deservedly, been said about both The Deepest End show and The Saenger Theatre already so I don't need to go too in depth, but that show remains one of the most special musical nights of my life and specialness of the room certainly contributed. There was a true "magic" to the whole event....something that no amount of planning or rehearsing could produce. Again, it was something that could never happen anywhere else. When The Saenger closed in the wake of Katrina, we held out hope that one day, it would return. The initial timeline given for its renovation kept getting pushed back and, for a while, it seemed like it might not happen. So when we were told that the Saenger would indeed be reopening, we began making plans to play our traditional Jazzfest night show there. So, when Gov't Mule's return to The Saenger on Friday May 2nd, 2014 will be a "special" show as we've been waiting a long time to get the opportunity to make magic on that stage again..."- Warren Haynes
Pre-Sale Tickets will be available Tuesday at 11am CT through Mule Ticketing
. The Public On-sale will be Friday at 11am CT through Ticketmaster.
FEBRUARY MULE TOUR
Gov't Mule is hitting the road in February and heading to some places in the US that haven't seen us in a little while. Tour will stop in Columbia, SC, Bowling Green, KY, Durham, NC, Montgomery, AL, Huntsville, AL, Baton Rouge, LA, Tunica, MS, Mobile, AL, St. Louis, MO, Des Moines, IA, Evansville, IN & Charleston, WV. Check out the Gov't Mule Tour
page for tickets.
BREAK ON THROUGH TO 2014
You spoke we listened! Due to popular demand after the two special shows in LA & Oakland performing the music of The Doors with the legendary Robby Krieger, we have decided to bring Robby and the music of The Doors to the east coast for a special New Years Eve performance at New York's Beacon Theatre. We couldn't be more excited to bring this into The Beacon, and we hope you'll join us. Tickets are available now HERE
FUNNY LITTLE TRAGEDY VIDEO WINNER
This past summer we ran a contest through genero.tv to get fan generated videos for the song "Funny Little Tragedy". We got some truly great and inspiring entries, but the winner, Ryan Louie / Sodbuster, sent us something that was quite original and unexpected. You can head over to RollingStone.com
to see the premiere of the video.
MULE BLANKET PRE-SALE
You Shout!ed, we listened. Back by overwhelmingly popular demand - the Gov't Mule "Dose Logo" Throw! Measuring in at 52" by 68", this plush 100% cotton throw can serve as a blanket, rug or tapestry. These were such a huge hit on the first leg of the Fall 2013 tour that we're making them available for everyone purchase online. A limited number of these will go on the road for the second leg of the Fall 2013 tour, but if the first leg was any indication, they'll sell out almost immediately! Pre-Order yours online now and it will be shipped on or about November 6th, 2013. ORDER HERE
ROBBY KRIEGER TO JOIN MULE IN LA & OAKLAND
We are pleased to announce that Robby Krieger of The Doors will be sitting in with Gov't Mule for our two very special Halloween performances at The Henry Fonda Theatre in LA on 10/30 and The Fox Theatre in Oakland on 10/31. Check out the Gov't Mule Tour
page for tickets.
WARREN ON ROCKLINE 10/16
Warren Haynes will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday October 16th, 2013 at 8:30 PT / 11:30 ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with Warren Haynes at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com
The show will be streamed for free on the Rockline website beginning the evening after the day of broadcast.
25TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS JAM ANNOUNCED
The initial lineup and on-sale info has been announced over at www.xmasjam.com
. Gov't Mule will be performing each night, with one of those performances being a Very Special Sco-Mule set with John Scofield. www.xmasjam.com
for all details.
NEW YEARS RUN 2013 - NYC & PHILLY
The New Years Tradition continues! Gov't Mule will be returning for two nights at both The Tower Theatre in Philadelphia, PA and The Beacon Theatre in New York City on December 27th and 28th and 30th and 31st respectively. Joining Gov't Mule in Philadelphia will be our friends Soulive. VIP packages for both sets of shows will go on-sale Monday September 30th at 3pm ET through CID Entertainment.
SHOUT! IN STORES TODAY
Todays the day! You can buy Shout! everywhere including the Mule.net
. You can also stream the entire album over at MSN.com
WARREN ON ARTIE LANGE - 9/23
MULE ON IMUS IN THE MORNING - 9/24
Warren will be being interviewed and performing on The Artie Lange show tonight starting at 10pm ET / 7pm PT on DirectTV and SiriusXM Satellite radio. You can check out artielangeshow.com
for more details.
Then tomorrow morning you can catch Gov't Mule on the Imus in the Morning show broadcast on the Fox Business News and across a wide network of radio stations. For more info on the Imus show and to find how how to watch or listen, head to www.imus.com
'DONE GOT WISE' STREAM
New stream up this week of a never before heard track from Shout! Today we bring you 'Done Got Wise', both the Mule and Myles Kennedy versions, from ArtistDirect.com. You can LISTEN HERE
VIDEO FROM MULE ON CONAN
In case you missed it you can watch the video of Mule performing "Funny Little Tragedy" live on Conan right HERE.
And don't forget to PRE-ORDER SHOUT!
GUITAR CENTER INSTORE NYC & INDY
There will be two instores coming up over the next few weeks with our friends at Guitar Center. The first one in NYC will be Monday September 23rd at 6pm, the second will be one week later on September 30th in Indianapolis, also at 6pm. The band will be making a short acoustic performance and than signing copies of Shout! In New York, starting at 5pm
you will be able to buy a copy of Shout! at the store and you will receive a wristband guaranteeing entry to the performance room, and a spot at the front of the signing line. Once wristbands are gone there MAY still be some limited space for the performance as well as a spot on line, on a first come basis. Similar details on Indianapolis will be announced shortly. You can pre-order Shout! here
GOV'T MULE ON CONAN ON 9/11
Gov't Mule performed on Conan last night on TBS. You can re-watch the performance of "Funny Little Tragedy" here.
BILLBOARD.COM STREAMING "STOOP SO LOW"
Billboard.com posted up a brand new stream from the upcoming Gov't Mule album, "Stoop So Low" both the Gov't Mule and the amazing Dr. John vocal version are live now! LISTEN HERE
GRAMMY.COM STREAMING "WHEN THE WORLD GETS SMALL"
A new stream of "When The World Gets Small" (the Gov't Mule & The Steve Winwood version) comes to you this morning from Grammy.com. Check it out HERE
VINTAGE TROUBLE ADDED TO NOVEMBER DATES | NEW SONG STREAM
We are pleased to announce that Vintage Trouble will be joining Gov't Mule in Salt Lake City, UT (11/04), Denver, CO (11/05), Tulsa, OK (11/07), Austin, TX (11/08), Houston, TX (11/09) & Dallas, TX (11/10). Tickets for these shows are On-Sale Now and you can more info and links on the Gov't Mule Tour Page
. Also Vintage Trouble's Ty Taylor is one of the 11 guest vocalists on the upcoming Mule album Shout!, and you can check out a stream of "Bring on the Music" (both Ty's and the Gov't Mule vocal version) right now HERE
"WHISPER IN YOUR SOUL" STREAM (MULE AND GRACE POTTER VERSIONS)
A new stream went live today courtesy of Relix.com. They are streaming the Gov't Mule and Grace Potter versions of "Whisper In Your Soul" right HERE
"FORSAKEN SAVIOR" STREAM (MULE AND DAVE MATTHEWS VERSIONS)
The Wall Street Jounral is streaming the Gov't Mule and Dave Matthews versions of "Forsaken Savior" right now. You can listen to it here
TIME TO SHOUT! WEST COAST LEG
We are pleased to announce the second leg of the "Time To Shout!" tour, which will head out to the west coast, including the back to back Halloween theme shows in California at The Fonda Theatre in LA (10/30) and The Fox Theatre in Oakland (10/31). The rest of the tour will stop off in Seattle, WA (10/24), Vancouver, Canada (10/25), Portland, OR (10/26), Eugene, OR (10/27), Las Vegas, NV (11/01), Tahoe, NV (11/02), Salt Lake City, UT (11/04), Denver, CO (11/05), Tulsa, OK (11/07), Austin, TX (11/08), Houston, TX (11/09) & Dallas, TX (11/10). Presales will take place on Wednesday August 14th at Noon Local time through Mule Ticketing
EXCEPT for the 10/31 show at The Fox in Oakland, and Austin, TX (11/08), Houston, TX (11/09) & Dallas, TX (11/10). Those 4 shows will have their presales August 21st at Noon Local time through Mule Ticketing
. Check out the GOV'T MULE TOUR PAGE
for all tour dates.
"FUNNY LITTLE TRAGEDY" VIDEO CONTEST - GENERO.TV
We've launched a video contest for fans in partnership with Genero.tv. Users are invited to make their own video for either version of "Funny Little Tragedy" (the Gov't Mule or the Elvis Costello version). First place prize is $4000 and will be the "official" video for the song. Second place prize is $1000 and will be used as an alternate video. Entry deadline is September 10th – Click Here to learn more
"CAPTURED" W/ JIM JAMES STREAMING LIVE
EW.com is streaming the Jim James version of "Captured" right HERE
. PRE-ORDER SHOUT!
STREAM FUNNY LITTLE TRAGEDY NOW
RollingStone.com is streaming both the Gov't Mule and the Elvis Costello version of "Funny Little Tragedy" right now. You can check it out HERE
TIME TO SHOUT! FALL TOUR
In addition to the festival shows at Interlocken, Harvest Jazz & Blues and the Grand Point North Festival in September, Gov't Mule will be hitting the road around the 9/24 release of the new album Shout! After performing at The Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival on 9/13, the tour will head through Hampton Beach, NH (9/14), New York, NY (9/17 - a very special pre-release show), Pittsburgh, PA (9/18), Detroit, MI (9/19), Cleveland, OH (9/20), Northampton, MA (9/21), Atlanta, GA (9/26), Louisville, KY (9/27), Nashville, TN (9/28), Indianapolis, IN (10/01), Columbus, OH (10/02) & Chicago, IL (10/04 & 10/05).
Pre-sales for all of these shows will be Thursday July 18th at Noon locals times through Mule Ticketing
, except for the Louisville, KY show where the pre-order will be Wednesday July 24th at Noon local.
SHOUT! FROM GOV'T MULE IN STORES 9/24PRE-ORDER HERE
. Gov't Mule's first studio album in four years - will feature 11 tracks recorded by the band in Los Angeles and Stamford, CT plus a bonus disc featuring an all-star lineup of vocalists interpreting The Mule's new songs. Special guests Elvis Costello
, Dr. John
, Ben Harper
, Toots Hibbert
, Glenn Hughes
, Jim James
, Myles Kennedy
, Dave Matthews
, Grace Potter
, Vintage Trouble's Ty Taylor
and Steve Winwood
appear on Disc 2 of Shout! READ MORE
BONNAROO WEBCAST - GOV'T MULE
We're pleased to announce that Gov't Mule’s performance will be part of the Bonnaroo webcast June 14th – 16th exclusively on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/bonnaroo
. Our performance will be streamed live Saturday June 15th starting at 8:30 PM Central on channel 2.
GOV'T MULE AT THE PEACH FESTIVAL
Gov't Mule has been added to the lineup for the Peach Festival this August in Scranton, PA. For the full lineup and to get tickets, head to www.thepeachmusicfestival.com
GOV'T MULE RETURNS TO GATHERING OF THE VIBES
It's been ten years, and we couldn't be happier to say that Gov't Mule is returning to Gathering Of The Vibes this July in Bridgeport, CT! Check out the lineup and get tickets at www.gatheringofthevibes.com
MOUNTAIN JAM WEBCAST
If you can't make it to Mountain Jam
this year, well shame on you, but you can still watch the webcast! Just head to www.mountainjam.com
. Mule's performance is Saturday night, but there are a ton of other great bands to check out!
GOV'T MULE AND THE WARREN HAYNES BAND AT INTERLOCKEN
We are pleased to announce that Warren Haynes will be pulling double duty and performing with both Gov't Mule & The Warren Haynes Band on the same day at the Interlocken Festival in Arrington, VA this September! For more info check out www.interlockenfestival.com
SUMMER MULETRACK SALE GOING ON NOW
Summer is coming up fast and since we just can't wait we have decided to discount all Gov't Mule shows from Summer 2012 by 40% for the next 2 weeks! Check MuleTracks.com for all the shows from last summer as MP3 for $7.77 or lossless - ALAC or FLAC - for $8.97 each. CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST
of the shows on sale.
MATT ABTS DRUM GIVEAWAY
Everyone's Drumming is giving away one of the signature Matt Abts Djembe drums. Click here
GOV'T MULE PERFORMING AT THE GRAND POINT NORTH FESTIVAL
Gov't Mule will be performing at the Grand Point North Festival in Burlington, VT in September. Tickets are on-sale this Friday May 17th at 11am through www.grandpointnorth.com
MORE JUNE PREPARE TO SHOUT! DATES
Today we're bringing you 4 more dates from the June leg of the Prepare to Shout! Tour. The tour will kick off on May 30th at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, ME before heading to the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston on May 31st, The House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ on June 1st, then the previously announced June 2nd show in Danbury, then followed by a show at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ on June 4th. Pre-sales for the newly added shows will start Wednesday at Noon ET through Gov't Mule Ticketing
Tickets are already onsale for the Danbury, CT show on 6/02, Charlottesville, VA show on 6/05 (w/ Primus) & the Newport Yachting Club show on 6/06 are on-sale now, check out the Gov't Mule Tour Page
for all ticket links and details.
MULE AT IVES IN DANBURY ON 6/02; NEWPORT ON 6/06
Gov't Mule will be announcing more June tour dates very shortly, but as a little preview we are happy to announce that Gov't Mule will be performing at Ives Concert Park in Danbury, CT on June 2nd and at The Newport Music Series on June 6th. The pre-sale for both these shows will be tomorrow at Noon ET through Mule Ticketing
Also, our friends in moe. are playing at Ives on June 1st, and two pack tickets that get you into both shows will be available.
MULE PERFORMING AT MEMPHIS IN MAY ON 5/04
Gov't Mule will be performing at Memphis in May on May 4th to close out the Prepart to Shout! Tour. Tickets are available at www.memphisinmay.org
MULE & PRIMUS ON 6/05 AT nTELOS WIRELESS PAVILION
Primus & Gov't Mule together for one night at nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Charlottesville, VA on June 5th! Pre-sale starts tomorrow (Tuesday March 12th) at 10am ET through Mule Ticketing
MULE PERFORMING AT MEMPHIS IN MAY ON 5/04
Gov't Mule will be performing at Memphis in May on May 4th to close out the Prepart to Shout! Tour. Tickets are available at www.memphisinmay.org
SHOW ADDED ON 4/23 @ THE NORVA
In addition to the previously announced dates in April, Gov't Mule will be performing on April 23rd at the NorVA in Norfolk, VA. Pre-sale tickets will be available Wednesday 2/27 at Noon through Gov't Mule Ticketing
, the public on-sale will be Friday 3/01. The Revivalists
will be opening the show.
PREPARE TO SHOUT! SPRING TOUR
After performing at The Wanee Festival in Live Oak, FL Gov't Mule will be heading out on the road on the Prepare to Shout! Tour. The tour will be making stops in Charleston, SC, Wilmington, NC, Cincinnati, OH, Columbia, MO, Kansas City, MO, Springfield, MO before heading down to New Orleans for a show at The Mahalia Jackson Theatre on Friday May 3rd. Joining the Mule on all of these shows will be The Revivalists
Pre-Sale Tickets will be available through Gov't Mule Ticketing
starting Wednesday February 20th @ Noon Local Time. More dates to be announced soon!
GOV'T MULE ADDED TO HANGOUT FESTIVAL
Gov't Mule will be returning this year to The Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL! For the full lineup and to buy tickets head to hangoutmusicfest.com/
WARREN TO PLAY WITH SF ORHCESTRA
The Jerry Garcia symphonic project featuring Warren Haynes will be performing on 8/01 and 8/02 in San FranciscoRead More
WARREN TO PLAY WITH THE BOSTON POPS - 6/22
A new symphonic project celebrating American musical icon Jerry Garcia featuring Warren Haynes will be performing on Saturday June 22nd at Tanglewod Music Center in Lenox, MA...Read More
MOUNTAIN JAM NINE LINEUP ANNOUNCED!
Warren Haynes & WDST are pleased to announce the lineup for the Ninth Annual Mountain Jam taking place on Hunter Mountain June 6th through 9th. Tickets will go on-sale this Saturday January 19th at 10am ET through www.mountainjam.com. Gov't Mule, Phil Lesh & Friends & Widespread Panic will each perform two full sets as part of their headlining duties, and Primus will headline the expanded Thursday night lineup. The complete initial lineup can be found at MountainJam.com
WANEE FESTIVAL PRE-SALE
The Wanee Festival will be held April 18th to 20th in Live Oak, FL and will be putting early bird tickets on-sale Monday 12/10 at 10am. The 3-Day GA tickets (w/ camping) will just be $175 during this limited window. The acts that will be joining the Allman Brothers will be announced shortly, keep an eye on www.waneefestival.com
SUMMER 2013 DATES IN GERMANY ANNOUNCED
Gov't Mule will be on the road through most of 2013 including an extended run through Europe. Part of this European run will be a six show jaunt through Germany from July 14th through 20th. These dates, and links to buy tickets are up on the Gov't Mule Show Page
GEORGIA BOOTLEG BOX IS IN STORES NOW
Gov't Mule's Georgia Bootleg Box is available now! You can order it from The Gov't Mule Store
CHRISTMAS JAM HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED
for the info.
GEORGIA BOX EVENTS & SIGNINGS - ATHENS, ATLANTA, MACON & NYC
With the impending release of 'The Georgia Bootleg Box' we're going to have a few signings and special events in Athens, Atlanta, Macon & New York City. READ MORE on the News Page
ROOMS ADDED FOR ISLAND EXODUS IV
All Rooms at Breezes Grand for Island Exodus IV are now Sold Out, but that doesnt mean you're shut out of Island Exodus (yet...don't wait on this). By demand we've added a limited number of rooms at the Riu Palace Tropical Bay which is a very short walk along the beach from Breezes. Those staying at Riu will have access to the facilities at Breezes (starting at 12 Noon) in addition to those at Riu. For more info on the Riu resort and to book your room visit www.islandexodus.com.
A WEEKEND WITH WARREN (PORT CHESTER & ALBANY NY) DETAILS
Head to WarrenHaynes.net
GOV'T MULE OCTOBER TOUR | HALLOWEEN!
Gov't Mule will be hitting the road on the Eastern half of the US in October following their west coast run in September (dates below). ÊThe Mule will hit Athens, Atlanta, Macon, Birmingham, Richmond, Westhampton, Boston, Ithaca, St. Louis, Chicago (Halloween), Indianapolis, Columbus & Silver Springs. Head to the full news page
for all the info on pre-sales.
THE GEORGIA BOOTLEG BOX ARCHIVAL RELEASEPRE-ORDER HERE
. On October 16th, Gov't Mule will release the first installment in their 'Bootleg Series.' 'The Georgia Bootleg Box' is a 6-disc set capturing a 3-night run from Georgia in 1996 recorded live at The Georgia Theater in Athens on 4/11, The Roxy in Atlanta on 4/12 and Elizabeth Reed Music Hall in Macon on 4/13. The box features the band's original trio: Warren Haynes (vocals/guitar), Matt Abts (drums) and Allen Woody (bass) and features guest appearances by a young Derek Trucks and Tinsley Ellis. The 64-track set will be released by Evil Teen Records. This release is now available for pre-order through the Gov't Mule merch store
, and (because why should you only get 6 Full Discs of music) all pre-orders will come with a bonus disc containing an entire Gov't Mule performance from the latter half of 1996.
ALSO, for just an extra $5 when you order the Georgia Box you can also pre-order the brand new album from The Lee Boys titled "Testify" which will be released on Evil Teen Records on October 23rd. The Lee Boys album features appearances from Jimmy Herring & Warren Haynes who appear on two tracks each. You can order both releases here.
NEW YEARS RUN: NEW YORK & PHILLY
The New Years Tradition will continue this year with Gov't Mule performing two nights at The Beacon Theatre in New York City on 12/30 & 12/31! In addition to these two shows we are also announcing two nights at The Tower Theatre in Philadelphia, PA on Friday 12/28 & Saturday 12/29. VIP Tickets for these 4 shows will go on-sale this Monday August 13th at Noon Eastern time through www.cidentertainment.com
. VIP Tickets for these shows will include Merch & MuleTracks downloads from the show(s) you attend, other exclusive opportunities and, of course, the best seats in the house. Click here
for details on all these packages. The public on-sale will be Friday 8/17 Through Ticketmaster.com.
SEPTEMBER WEST COAST MULE DATES
We are pleased to announce that Gov't Mule will be returning to the West Coast for the first time since 2010 for seven new shows around the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival on September 15th. The Mule will be hitting Denver for an intimate show at the Gothic Theatre (9/12) and then performing at The Fillmore Auditorium the next night (9/13), followed by a stop in Vail, CO at the Gerald Ford Amphitheater (9/14). Then the Mule will be hitting Club Nokia in Los Angeles (9/18), the House of Blues in San Diego (9/19) and the Warfield in San Francisco (9/21) before ending the tour at the Grand Sierra in Reno (9/22). Pre-sales for these shows will start Tuesday at Noon Local Time through Mule Ticketing
Please note that Pre-Sale tickets for the intimate tour kick off show at The Gothic Theatre in Englewood will be available only as part of a two pack with tickets for The Fillmore Auditorium on the following night.The Anders Osborne
will be opening the first three shows in Colorado, and The Revivalists
will be opening the last 4 dates in California & Nevada.
A LIMITED NUMBER OF ROOM REMAIN/RON HOLLWAY ADDED
If you haven't yet booked your trip, now is the time... A small number of rooms remain and we anticipate being sold out shortly. Also, it wouldn't Island Exodus without "Mr. Jamaica" Ron Holloway... So the saxiest guy we know will once again be joining us as a very special guest. Visit www.islandexodus.com
SIRIUS BROADCAST TO MOVE TO SATURDAY NIGHT
In addition to the show tonight (Fri 6/22) moving indoors, we are moving the live broadcast that was scheduled for tonight on Sirius XM Jam_ON to tomorrow evening. The program will start at 5pm, Moe. hits the stage around 5:30, Gov't Mule will hit around 8pm. If you're not subscribed you can get a free trial at Sirius.com
FRIDAY NIGHT STONE PONY SHOW TO MOVE INDOORS
With periods of severe thunderstorms predicted for tomorrow afternoon, all parties involved have made the decision to move Gov't Mule & moe.'s Friday night 6/22 show from the outdoor Stone Pony Summerstage down the block to the Paramount Theater. Due to being indoors, there is not the same curfew/noise ordinance restrictions that had us starting the show earlier than we would have preferred for a weekday. The show will now start at 7:30p (with the doors at 6p) with Gov't Mule followed by moe. Each band will still be playing a full 2 hour set. All Stone Pony tickets will be honored and all seats are first come, first serve. Due to the Paramount being a smaller venue than the Pony, there are only a limited number of tickets still available. If you plan on attending this show, we strongly suggest you purchase your tickets now through Ticketmaster.com
or The Stone Pony Box office.
The weather for Saturday looks great, so the 6/23 show will take place at The Stone Pony Summerstage as previously scheduled. The schedule for Saturday remains: 5:30p moe. and 8:00p Gov't Mule
Tickets for Saturday's show can also be purchased in advance atÃTicketmaster
FRI 6/22 MULE/MOE SHOW TO BE BROADCAST ON SIRIUS/XM
The Friday night Gov't Mule/moe show from Asbury Park, NJ will be broadcast live on Sirius Jam ON
! So tune in starting Friday around 5:30pm for Gov't Mule live from NJ. To get tickets to that (or the Saturday show which Gov't Mule closes and moe opens) head to the Mule Tour Page
GOV'T MULE/MOE CT SHOW TO MOVE TO THE OAKDALE THEATRE
Due to unforeseen production elements - the Gov't Mule/moe. concert scheduled to play at the Scion Festival Stage at Comcast Theatre in Hartford - will now be at the Toyota presents Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford. Tickets are available HERE
All tickets are General Admission. If you had tickets to the Scion Festival Stage show -- your tickets will be honored at the Oakdale show and all seats are first come first serve basis. Please note that refunds are available before June 24 at point of purchase.
For the four Mule/moe dates this weekend each band will play a full 2 hour show and will "alternate" who goes on first. Gov't Mule will go on first Thursday in Bangor, ME (at 7pm) and the Friday Night show in Asbury Park (at 5:30 pm). moe. will start the show on Saturday in Asbury Park (at 5:30 pm) and Sunday in Wallingford (at 7pm).
WE NEED YOUR OLD MULE PHOTOS!
We're putting the finishing touches on an archival release that will come out later this year and we need your help. We're looking for old fan photos of Gov't Mule on stage from the first few years ('94, '95 & '96). If you have any photos from this era please send them to email@example.com
. If we use any of your photos on the packaging we will notify you and you will receive photo credit in the booklet and a copy of the CD signed by Warren & Matt. Please include the following in your email:
- The Photos
- Your Full Name
- Your Contact Info
MOUNTAIN JAM STREAM AT ICLIPS.NET
It's not too late to get to Mountain Jam up at Hunter Mountain in NY, but if you just can't make it, you can still watch from the comfort of your own home via iClips.net! Go check it out
LEVON HELM TRIBUTE DURING MULE SET AT MOUNTAIN JAM
As a tribute to Levon Helm during their second set on Saturday night at the Mountain Jam Festival, Gov't Mule will be joined by the full Levon Helm Band including Amy Helm, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams and the LHB Horns among others. The set will feature music from HelmÃ¢ÂÂs 50+-year career with tunes from The Band as well as LevonÃ¢ÂÂs solo work.
"Levon was a musical hero of mine. His 70th birthday celebration at Mountain Jam 2 years ago was a magical night and a truly inspiring musical performance. So bringing back that incredible band to share in our tribute seemed like a great way to honor his memory." - Warren Haynes
WARREN HAYNES IN STORE PERFORMANCE & SIGNING NYC 5/29
You're invited to a special "Pre-Mountain Jam" event at the Guitar Center at 25 West 14th Street in Manhattan on Tuesday May 29th at 7p. Warren Haynes will be performing a short acoustic set. Anyone who purchases "Man In Motion" or the brand new Warren Haynes Band release "Live at The Moody Theater" CD/DVD will have the opportunity to have their CDs signed following the performance. Everyone who purchases a CD will be entered to win a pair of Mountain Jam VIP Tickets. The performance is free and open to the public.
GOV'T MULE IN THE STUDIO
Gov't Mule is beginning work on a new album. We'll be posting photos as they happen over on Facebook
. We'll also be compiling them over in the In The Studio
section of the site.
WARREN HAYNES BAND 'LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER' IN STORES NOW
The Warren Haynes Band 'Live at The Moody Theater' is IN STORES NOW! You can pick up your copy at your local retailers or online through The Warren Haynes Store
GOV'T MULE & DR. JOHN DATES
We are very pleased to announce that in between festivals in early June Gov't Mule will be performing five shows with Dr. John. Pre-Sales will start Wednesday 5/09 at Noon Eastern through Mule Ticketing
, with public on-sales taking place next weekend. The dates with Dr. John are 6/09 in Charlotte, 6/12 is Myrtle Beach, 6/13 in Raleigh, 6/14 in Louisville and 6/17 in Atlanta. Gov't Mule will also be performing at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, NH on June 20th without Dr. John. The pre-sale for Hampton Beach will also be Wednesday at Noon through Mule Ticketing
. Check the Mule Tour Page
for all summer dates.
GRAND RAPIDS & TELLURIDE DATES ADDED
Gov't Mule has been steadily adding dates this summer and the newest addition to the June tour is at the Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI. There will be a pre-sale this Friday April 27th at Noon ET through Mule Ticketing
and the public on-sale will be in May.
Also Gov't Mule has been added to the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival (September 14th-16th)! Tickets are on-sale now through www.tellurideblues.com
MULE/MOE DATES ADDED IN BANGOR & HARTFORD
Gov't Mule & moe. will be bringing their co-headlining show to two more cities in the Northeast. They will be performing at the Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, ME on June 21st and The Festival Stage at Comcast in Hartford, CT on June 24th. Pre-Sale tickets will be available Tuesday April 24th through Mule Ticketing
HOLLAND & SLOVENIA ADDED TO EURO TOUR
We just added dates on July 10th in Hengelo, Holland and July 12th in Lasko, Slovenia. The show in Slovenia is FREE, tickets are On-Sale Now
for Metropol in Hengelo. Head to the Gov't Mule Shows Page
to see all the Summer Tour Dates.
MULE & MOE. TO ROCK ASBURY PARK - 6/22 & 6/23
The Mule will be teaming up with moe. for 2 nights down at the Jersey Shore, co-headlining the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park on Friday June 22nd and Saturday June 23rd. Pre-Sale tickets will be available starting Thursday April 5th at 10a through Mule Ticketing
. The public on-sale will be this Monday April 9th at 10a through LiveNation.com.
GOV'T MULE EUROPEAN TOUR
Gov't Mule will be making it's first tour of Europe since 2010 in July and currently have dates in the United Kingdom (Manchester & London), Austria (Wiesen), France (Paris & Beailieu-sur-Mer), Germany (Winterbach & Hannover), Italy (Pistoia) & Poland (Wroclaw)!
One or two more European dates will be added soon, check out the Gov't Mule Tour Page
for all details.
GOV'T MULE'S ISLAND EXODUS IV
We are pleased to announce that GOV'T MULE'S ISLAND EXODUS IV returns to Negril, Jamaica January 16-20th, 2013. Once again, spend 5 days (4 nights) in a tropical paradise, enjoying the sun and ocean during the day and Gov't Mule/Warren Haynes and very special guests performing at night right on the beach, all at beautiful All-Inclusive Breezes Grand Resort. It's 3 nights of Gov't Mule, 1 night of Warre Haynes Solo Acoustic, 3 sets from the Anders Osborne Band and more! We will be accepting reservations starting on March 27th at 10am through the newly launched www.islandexodus.com.
WARREN ON "RED, WHITE & BLUES" ON PBS 2/27
Warren Haynes will be appearing on "Red, White & Blues" a PBS special taped in the East Room of the White House celebrating Blues music. The special will air on February 27th on PBS at 9pm. The evening will include program host Taraji P. Henson and performances by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader. Click to read the full press release.
ATTN: COLLEGE MULE FANS
If you are a college student and want to help out spreading word about Gov't Mule on your campus please email: firstname.lastname@example.org