Gov’t Mule Performs ‘Heavy Load Blues’ Album In Atlanta

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The band performed their upcoming new studio album in its entirety final night time to kick off Mule-o-Ween at The Tabernacle.

By Andy Kahn Oct 30, 2021 12:27 pm PDT

Gov’t Mule carried out their upcoming new studio album, Heavy Load Blues, in its entirety in the course of the first set of their live performance final night time. Friday’s pre-announced full-album efficiency was the primary of two Mule-o-Ween reveals happening at The Tabernacle in Atlanta.

Mule will launch the blues-oriented Heavy Load Blues on November 12, that includes a mixture of covers and originals written by frontman Warren Haynes. The first set contained a number of Gov’t Mule debuts, beginning with back-to-back opening tracks “Blues Before Sunrise” and “Hole In My Soul.” Other first set first-timers for Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, bassist Jorgen Carlsson and multi-instrumentalist Danny Louis included “Love Is A Mean Old World,” The Animals’ “Last Clean Shirt,” the title monitor “Heavy Load” and the set/album nearer “Black Horizon.”

The second set at The Tab obtained going with “Million Miles From Yesterday.” The band then strung collectively a sequence made up of “Trane,” “Rumble” and “Sex Machine,” which was adopted by “Pressure Under Fire,” “Banks Of The Deep End,” “Thorazine Shuffle” and “Dark Was The Night.” A canopy of Al Green’s “I’m A Ram” was chosen for the second set nearer. Haynes led his bandmates via an encore consisting of “In My Life.”

Gov’t Mule’s Mule-o-Ween run at The Tabernacle continues tonight with a particular Halloween Eve live performance celebrating The Allman Brothers Band’s iconic 1971 reside album, At Fillmore East. Mule can be joined by visitors Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke and authentic The Marshall Tucker Band drummer Paul Riddle for the tribute. Find info on Gov’t Mule’s Mule-o-Ween livestream here.

Watch audience-captured footage of final night time’s first-set efficiency of Bobby “Blue” Bland’s “Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City” and Ann Peebles “Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home” under:



Set One*: Blues Before Sunrise^, Hole In My Soul^, Wake Up Dead, Love Is A Mean Old World^, Snatch It Back And Hold It->Hold It Back->SIBAHI, Ain’t No Love In The Heart of the City, Last Clean Shirt^, Make It Rain, Heavy Load^, Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home, If Heartaches Were Nickels, I Asked Her For Water, Black Horizon^

Set Two: Million Miles From Yesterday, Trane > Rumble > Sex Machine, Pressure Under Fire, Banks Of The Deep End, Thorazine Shuffle, Dark Was The Night, I’m A Ram

Encore: In My Life


  • * Heavy Load Blues album, performed in its entirety
  • ^ First Time Played

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