On Saturday night, Gov’t Mule celebrated Halloween early with a special performance at The Tabernacle in Atlanta that saw the band don a Black Sabbath musical costume, playing through the entirety of the metal icons’ album Paranoid, along with a few select other cuts during the night’s encore.
After a first set of Mule’s regular tunes, the band returned for set two with smoke and candles onstage, launching into “War Pigs” and subsequently playing all of Black Sabbath’s 1970 sophomore studio album, including classics like title track “Paranoid” and “Iron Man.” Those two songs, along with “Planet Caravan,” “Electric Funeral,” “Hand of Doom,” “Rat Salad” and “Fairies Wear Boots,” were all live debuts for Mule.
The Sabbath antics weren’t limited to Paranoid, though, as Warren Haynes and company kept the theme going for Saturday’s encore, starting with bassist Jorgen Carlsson playing his “Swede Leif Solo” before being joined by his bandmates for “Sweet Leaf,” off Sabbath’s 1971 record Master of Reality, followed by “Into the Void” and two more Master cuts, “Solitude” and “Snowblind,” with the latter three songs marking three more live debuts from Mule.
See the full setlist below, along with some fan-shot video from Saturday night’s Sabbath show, courtesy of Got Mule? on YouTube. Next up for Mule is a show tomorrow night at Pittsburgh’s Stage AE.
The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
Set I: Stone Cold Rage, Revolution Come, Revolution Go, Mule Monkey Hill (with She’s So Heavy ending) > Larger Than Life, Game Face, Kind Of Bird, Lay Your Burden Down, Brand New Angel
Set II: War Pigs, Paranoid*, Planet Caravan*, Iron Man*, Electric Funeral*, Hand Of Doom*, Rat Salad* > Drums > Rat Salad, Fairies Wear Boots*
Enc: Swede Leif Solo > Sweet Leaf, Into The Void*, Solitude*, Snowblind*
Bassist Jorgen Carlsson offering his “Swede Leif Solo”