Gov’t Mule Kicks Off Tour In Salt Lake City


Jam quartet Gov’t Mule began a fall tour on Thursday night at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City. After a summer filled with opening acts in which Mule played one long set, Thursday’s concert featured two sets.

Warren Haynes & Co. bookended the night with songs from the recently released Revolution Come…Revolution Go. Gov’t Mule opened with “Traveling Tune” and concluded the show with “Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground.” Along the way the foursome delivered a career-spanning batch of originals along with a handful of varied covers. There was also more from the new LP including “Sarah, Surrender” and “Stone Cold Rage.” Pink Floyd’s “One Of These Days” and “Fearless” were among the covers played. Mule ended the night with John Lennon’s “Working Class Hero” ahead of the previously mentioned “Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground.”


Set One: Traveling Tune > Banks Of The Deep End, Time To Confess, Rocking Horse, Sarah, Surrender, Stone Cold Rage, Revolution Come, Revolution Go, Stratus with Black Dog tease, Mule with Norwegian Wood tease

Set Two: One Of These Days > Fearless (Instrumental), Thelonius Beck, Beautifully Broken > When Doves Cry, Funny Little Tragedy with The Bed’s Too Big Without You & Message In A Bottle lyrics, Come & Go Blues > Mountain Jam > with Little Martha tease Traveling Tune

Encore: Working Class Hero > Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground

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