Gov’t Mule have long celebrated New Year’s and Halloween by playing entire sets of covers by one of their favorite bands. Last night (Dec. 31) was no exception, as they devoted the second half of their concert at New York’s Beacon Theater to AC/DC songs, with Myles Kennedy from Slash’s band guesting on vocals.

As you can see in the above video, shortly after midnight, the band launched into ‘Highway to Hell’ followed by ‘Let There Be Rock.’ From there it was a combination of some of AC/DC's best-loved tunes, like ‘Back in Black’ and set closer ‘Whole Lotta Rosie” and lesser-known cuts like ‘Beating Around the Bush’ and ‘Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution.’ The encore consisted of ’It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll).’ Kennedy sang lead on all songs except ‘Ride On,’ which was sung by Warren Haynes. Gov’t Mule also paid tribute by creating a logo in their backdrop using an approximation of AC/DC’s typeface.

Last month, Haynes told Ultimate Classic Rock that Gov’t Mule were “psyched” for the concert. “We’ve been talking about doing an AC/DC set for quite a few years,” he said. “But it’s a little out of my range from a vocal standpoint. Myles’ range is higher than mine and it worked out that he was available this year. He’s the perfect guy to do it.”

Gov’t Mule at the Beacon Theater New Year’s Eve Set List

Set 1:

‘No Reward’
‘Scared to Live’
‘Banks of the Deep End’
‘Dolphineus’ / ‘Painted Silver Light’
‘Fool's Moon’ / ‘Politician’ (Cream cover)
‘Time to Confess’
‘Railroad Boy’
‘Lay Your Burden Down’
‘Kind of Bird’
‘Bring on the Music’

Set 2:

‘Highway to Hell’
‘Let There Be Rock’
‘Sin City’
‘Shoot to Thrill’
‘Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution’
‘Girls Got Rhythm’
‘Ride On’
‘Night Prowler’
’T.N.T ‘
‘Back in Black’
‘Hells Bells’
‘You Shook Me All Night Long’
‘Problem Child’
‘Beating Around the Bush’
‘For Those about to Rock (We Salute You)’
‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’
‘Whole Lotta Rosie’


’It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)’

Watch Gov’t Mule Perform ‘Girls Got Rhythm’

AC/DC on the Creation of ‘Back in Black’

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