Gov’t Mule played New York’s SummerStage in Central Park last night, marking the 2000th show for Warren Haynes and company, and the band filled the night with several guests and three debuts from their upcoming album, Revolution Come…Revolution Go.
Around the middle of their set, Mule jumped into the new songs, kicking off with “Stone Cold Rage” before debuting “Sarah Surrender” with guest percussionist Bobby Allende and vocalists Jasmine Muhammad and Lauren Dawson. Allende would then stick around for the debut of “Traveling Tune.”
Later in the evening, the band launched into a raucous “Key to the Highway” with help from Bruce Willis on harmonica and Neal Casal, borrowed from opening act Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Willis, a noted blues enthusiast, has sat it with Mule before has and also appeared on stage with the Allman Brothers Band. After a run of new album title track “Revolution Come, Revolution Go,” Mule welcomed back Allende, along with saxophonist Steve Elson, for the set-closing “Stratus” and “Mule.” The night was then closed out with the debut of new tune “Dreams & Songs” with Muhammad and Dawson.
See the full setlist below as it appears in our Box Scores section, along photos from Dino Perrucci and videos of two of the new debuts courtesy of Sean Roche.
Central Park SummerStage New York, NY
World Boss, Brand New Angel, About To Rage, Rocking Horse, Birth Of The Mule, Whisper In Your Soul > Stone Cold Rage, Sarah, Surrender*, Traveling Tune^, Forsaken Savior, Game Face (with Norwegian Wood, Birdland & Mountain Jam teases), Banks Of The Deep End, Time To Confess (with Shakedown Street & Band On The Run teases), Key To The Highway^^, Revolution Come, Revolution Go, Stratus^^^Mule^^^
Enc: Dreams & Songs%
*with Bobby Allende, Jasmine Muhammad & Lauren Dawson (First Time Played)
^with Bobby Allende (First Time Played)
^^with Bruce Willis & Neal Casal
^^^with Bobby Allende & Steve Elson
%with Jasmine Muhammad & Lauren Dawson (First Time Played)