It’s not exactly surprising news, but it sure is a damned good thing they’re doing it again.
Gov’t Mule will be playing the New Year’s Eve show at the Beacon Theater, marking their return for the gig that they’ve headlined since 2002 — missing only last year since then because of the renovations to the historic venue.
And keep in mind that they first played the show at the Beacon as an opening act for the Black Crowes in 1996.
Frankly, what is shocking is that Gov’t Mule frontman/lead guitarist Warren Haynes has time to do the New Year’s show. In addition to Mule, Haynes plays with the Allman Brothers Band, the reformed Dead and Phil Lesh & Friends — in addition to his own solo work.
In fact, Haynes is now one of the most featured artists at the Beacon Theater.
Anyhow, keep in mind that the man can flat-out play, and Gov’t Mule is probably the best vehicle for his talents and music. They’re regular attractions at festivals throughout the nation and are currently preparing a European tour.
Of course, they’ll be back in time for New Year’s. You should make it a point to be there too.
They’ll be doing two shows, on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31.
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