Gov’t Mule resumed their 2018 schedule by opening up an East Coast tour leg Wednesday night at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, PA, and the band delivered a show packed with Mule live staples that featured a number of guest spots from multi-instrumentalist Hook Herrera, who has played with the group in the past, along with the Allman Brothers Band and the Gregg Allman Band, and joined Mule for a collection of blues numbers.
Herrera first came up at the end of the first set with his harmonica for a closing run of “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl” and “32/20 Blues” and would return later in the show for the second-set closers, Elmore James’ “The Sky Is Crying” and the blues standard and Allman Brothers staple “Statesboro Blues.” Herrera then joined the band for an encore performance of John Lennon’s “Working Class Hero.”
See the setlist below as it appears in our Box Scores section, along with video of the night’s collaborations. Next up for Gov’t Mule is a show tonight at the Warner Theater in Erie, PA.
Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, PA
Set I: Bad Little Doggie, Blind Man In The Dark, About To Rage, Rocking Horse, Revolution Come Revolution Go, The Man I Want To Be, Monkey Hill (with She’s So Heavy ending), Good Morning Little Schoolgirl*, 32/20 Blues (with Rocking Robbin & Loser teases)*
Set II: Maggot Brain, Game Face > Mountain Jam (with Norwegian Wood tease) > Game Face, Pressure Under Fire, Sco-Mule (with Smoke On The Water tease), The Sky Is Crying*, Statesboro Blues*
Enc: Working Class Hero*
*with Hook Herrera