After taking over Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre for their final “Dark Side of the Mule” Pink Floyd tribute set of the year on Friday, Gov’t Mule have revealed their plans for this New Year’s Eve, when the band will close out 2018 with a trio of Northeast shows, including a two-night run at New York’s Beacon Theatre.
Warren Haynes and company will first play the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, PA, on December 28 before moving to the Beacon on December 29 and 31. Oteil Burbridge & Friends will provide support at the Pennsylvania show. Tickets for all three performances go on sale next week on September 28, with a pre-sale beginning this Friday, September 21. More information can be found here.
On Friday, Mule’s concert at Red Rocks featured three sets, beginning with a solo performance from Haynes followed by a full-band set of Mule tunes. The group then donned their Dark Side of the Mule costume for a sprawling, 21-song deep dive in the Pink Floyd catalog that they’ve been exploring with these shows all summer. Mule were joined by several frequent collaborators throughout the night, including Torbjörn “T-Bone” Andersson, Ron Holloway and the background vocal trio of Machan Taylor, Mini Carlsson and Sophia Ramos. Friday’s DSOTM set featured nearly all of the tracks from Dark Side of the Moon, plus classics like “Fearless,” “Comfortably Numb” and all nine parts of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” plus an encore finale of “Wish You Were Here.”
Below, watch some video highlights from Friday’s Red Rocks show, along with full audio of the Mule and Pink Floyd sets. Next up for Gov’t Mule is a show tomorrow night in Tulsa, OK. See the band’s full schedule here.