Today, Gov’t Mule has announced their return to Europe this summer. The four-piece outfit—comprised of Warren Haynes (guitar, vocals), Matt Abts (drums), Danny Louis (keys), and Jorgen Carlsson (bass)—will make their way through the U.K., France, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands for an 11-date stretch in late May and early June.The tour will kick off on May 27th at Glasgow, U.K.’s O2 Academy, followed by stops at Newcastle, U.K.’s Boiler Shop (5/28); Leeds, U.K.’s O2 Academy (5/29); Birmingham, U.K.’s Town Hall (5/31); London, U.K.’s O2 Forum Kentish Town (6/1); Manchester, U.K.’s Academy 2 (6/2); Paris, FR’s La Cigale (6/4); Brussels, BE’s AB (6/5); Frankfurt, DE’s Batschkapp (6/6); Raalte, NL’s Ribs & Blues (6/8); and Alkmaar, NL’s Victorie (6/9).Tickets for all of the band’s European summer shows will be available for purchase starting this Friday, February 1st via the Gov’t Mule website.Aside from the newly announced European swing, Gov’t Mule’s 2019 touring schedule is relatively bare. As it stands, Gov’t Mule is scheduled to headline the inaugural Smoky Run Music Festival in Butler, OH in late June and serve as support for Lynyrd Skynyrd in Welch, MN on July 19th. Considering Mule’s road warrior ways, you can likely expect more 2019 U.S. dates to be announced as the summer approaches.
David Plouffe continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr With the 2020 presidential primary season about to begin, much remains to be decided about what the ballot will look like in November.David Plouffe, president, policy and advocacy at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, will address the 2020 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) Feb. 25 in Washington, D.C.By the time Plouffe speaks at GAC, three states will have completed their caucuses and the presidential primary will take place in South Carolina days later. Then, a clearer picture will emerge of whose name will appear on the ballot in the fall.Until then, much remains up in the air.“It’s definitely one of the most unsettled and fluid primaries the Democratic Party’s ever had,” he says. “The general election is also remarkably fluid and hard to predict.”