Gov’t Mule is currently in the midst of their Revolution Come…Revolution Go tour, with their most recent stop at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. The show was packed with highlights, as Yonder Mountain String Band and Marcus King Band all shared the bill for a miraculous evening of music. Warren Haynes made sure to bring up the musicians at hand for the Mule performance, which included a vast array of originals and covers.
Gov’t Mule opened their show with newly released “Traveling Tune,” before bringing it back to their 1998 Dose track “Game Face,” with included a tease of The Weather Report‘s “Birdland.” Returning to Dose for “Thorazine Shuffle,” Haynes and company rocked through to “Time To Confess” and “The Man I Want To Be,” only once before played in Pittsburgh, before leaning into the 2017 single “Revolution Come, Revolution Go.”
The first Allman Brothers Band tribute came next, with “Come And Go Blues” from their 1973 Brothers And Sisters album. From there, the band locked into a cover of The J.B.‘s “Doing It To Death,” before returning to original tune “Scenes From A Troubled Mind,” which featured teases of the Allman Brothers’ “Les Brers In A Minor” and “Silent Scream.” The teases continued in “Unring The Bell” with shades of the Grateful Dead‘s “Shakedown Street.” High & Mighty‘s “Endless Parade” followed, before “Stone Cold Rage” and “Traveling Tune” returned the band home to their 2017 grievances. The set closed with a massive cover of “Whipping Post” by the Allman Brothers Band, with young guitarist and vocalist Marcus King as the first guest of the evening.
The band returned for a legendary encore with Marcus King, and Yonder Mountain String Band’s Dave Johnston, Adam Aijala, Allie Kral, and Jake Joliff. What came next is a collaboration that will be talked about for ages, as the musicians played through a touching version of the Allman Brothers Band’s “Melissa,” marking Mule’s first time playing the song live, leading into ABB’s enormous “Mountain Jam” and back into “Melissa.” In perhaps Mule’s biggest tribute yet, the Allman Brothers Band were hugely celebrated at Red Rocks on Saturday night.
Watch Marcus King join Gov’t Mule for “Whipping Post”:
Watch Marcus King, Dave Johnston, Adam Aijala, Allie Kral, and Jake Joliff join Gov’t Mule for “Melissa”>”Mountain Jam”>”Melissa” below:
Thanks to Bennet Schwartz, you can listen to the full audio below:
Setlist: Gov’t Mule | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 8/19/17
Traveling Tune > Game Face (with Birdland tease), Thorazine Shuffle, Time To Confess, The Man I Want To Be, Revolution Come, Revolution Go, Come & Go Blues, Doing It To Death, Scenes From A Troubled Mind (with Les Brers In A Minor & Silent Scream teases), Unring The Bell (with Shakedown Street tease), Endless Parade, Stone Cold Rage, Traveling Tune, Whipping Post^
E: Melissa* > (Live Debut) Mountain Jam* > Melissa*
^ w/ Marcus King
* w/ Marcus King, Dave Johnston, Adam Aijala, Allie Kral & Jake Joliff)
[Setlist from Gov’t Mule Facebook]
See the full gallery below, courtesy of Gary Sheer.