Gov’t Mule kicked off a run of European dates this past Sunday, stopping by The Academy in Dublin, Ireland, and the band paid homage to a local legend in the process.
Mule opened the show with a cover of The Staples Singers’ “Hammer and Nails” and offered some live staples and material from their recent album Revolution Come…Revolution Go throughout the two set-performance. The second frame began with a nod to iconic Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison with a cover of his “Ballerina,” the first appearance of the tune in a Mule setlist since 4/27/2013. The band returned to that theme during their encore, fitting Morrison’s “Tupelo Honey” into the middle of their version of the Allman Brothers’ “Soulshine.”
See the full setlist below. Gov’t Mule continue their European tour tonight at The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Set I: Hammer and Nails, Mule, Thorazine Shuffle, Banks of the Deep End, Sarah Surrender, Stone Cold Rage, Sco-Mule, Whisper in Your Soul, Dreams
Set II: Ballerina, Rocking Horse, Revolution Come Revolution Go, No Need to Summer, Painted Silver Light, Devil Likes It Slow, Million Miles From Yesterday, Railroad Boy
Enc: Soulshine > Tupelo Honey > Soulshine