Gov’t Mule Honors Chris Cornell & Welcomes Guests In Philadelphia


Last night Gov’t Mule pulled into Philadelphia for a show at the historic Tower Theatre, where they were once again joined by the Chris Robinson Brotherhood as their support act. The Southern jam band offered up another lengthy two and half hour-plus show that saw Warren Haynes & Co. continue the trend of musicians honoring the late Chris Cornell, as well as welcoming members of their opening act to the stage to play with them.

Mule kicked off their two-set show with a cover of The Allman Brothers Band’s “Dreams,” which segued into “Thorazine Shuffle,” and was followed by “Whisper In Your Soul.” Up next the band paid their respects to Chris Cornell by dusting off a cover of Soundgarden’s “Fell On Black Days,” for the first time since New Year’s Eve 2008. Following their tribute Gov’t Mule continued their set with a pair of tracks from their upcoming studio album Revolution Come…Revolution Go, and another Allmans’ cover with “Kind Of Bird,” from the Brothers’ 1991 release Shades Of Two Worlds. Shortly after, both Chris Robinson and CRB guitarist Neal Casal emerged to close out the set with a take on The Black Crowes “Sometimes Salvation.”

The band’s 12-song second set offered up a healthy dose of covers alongside Mule classics. The four-piece act kicked things off with Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Effigy,” that featured a jam on Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues,” before winding its way back into the CCR classic, which than transitioned in the pairing of “Painted Silver Lights” > “Temporary Saints.” The set continued with an instrumental take on Bob Marley & The Wailers “Lively Up Yourself,” followed by “Captured,” from Mule’s 2012 release Shout! and the monster closing run of “Lay Your Burden Down” > “Smokestack Lightning” > “Lay Your Burden Down” > “Bad Little Doggie” > “How Many More Years.”

Mule kicked off their two-song encore with just Warren Haynes and keyboardist Danny Louis on stage. The duo played a moving version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” The full band than closed out the night with the live debut of “Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground.”

Check out a number of videos from last night’s performance, as well as full show audio below:

Videos (Captured By Sean Roche)


[Fell On Black Days]

[Kind Of Bird]

[Sometimes Salvation – Chris Robinson & Neal Casal]



[Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground]

Full Show Audio (Taped by Alex Leary (Download Link) / Shared by Jam Buzz)


Gov’t Mule at Tower Theatre

  • Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30  
Set 1
  • Dreams  
  • Thorazine Shuffle
  • Whisper in Your Soul
  • Fell on Black Days  
  • Stone Cold Rage
  • Sarah, Surrender
  • Kind of Bird  
  • Sometimes Salvation  
Set 2
  • Effigy  
  • Painted Silver Light  
  • Temporary Saint
  • Lively Up Yourself  
  • Captured
  • Lay Your Burden Down  
  • Smokestack Lightning  
  • Bad Little Doggie  
  • How Many More Years  
  • Hallelujah  
  • Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground  


Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Tower Theatre

  • Lazy Days  
  • Roan County Banjo
  • Behold the Seer
  • Venus in Chrome
  • The Music's Hot  
  • Rosalee
  • Blue Star Woman  
  • Got Love If You Want It  

Tour Dates for
Gov’t Mule

    • 87 Haywood St.
    • Asheville, NC 28801
    • United States
    • 87 Haywood St.
    • Asheville, NC 28801
    • United States
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