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Baltimore Photos and Recap

on August 8, 2017
Royal Farms Arena
Baltimore, MD
July 23, 2017
 
“You don’t want to shake my hand today.”
 
Benmont Tench pulled some Kleenex out from his jacket pocket and wiped his runny nose.
 
Being sick on the road is no fun. There’s no place to hide, no rest for the weary and no bowl of Mom’s chicken soup to help you feel better. It just stinks.
 
But something magical happens at show time when the lights go down and the band walks onstage.
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Canandaigua Photos and Recap

on July 13, 2017

Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center

Canandaigua, NY

July 2, 2017

 

“He plays everything for us, and we can’t leave home without him,” Tom said on Sunday night in Canandaigua, NY during band introductions. “Ladies and gentlemen, Scott Thurston!”

 

It may not be overtly apparent, but Scott is the band’s musical glue, playing the parts that often hold the songs together.

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Philadelphia Photos and Recap

on July 11, 2017

Wells Fargo Center

Philadelphia, PA

July 1, 2017

 

The City of Brotherly Love showed some serious love to a music brotherhood of more than 40 years on Saturday night as Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers returned to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, a city they played on their very first tour back in 1977.

 

“Remember that gig?” Tom asked the rest of the band as they gathered in the hallway outside their dressing rooms before walking to the stage. “Rush played with us. It was at the Tower Theatre.”

 

“I remember that place,” keyboardist Benmont Tench said as guitarist Mike Campbell and

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Chicago Photos and Recap

on July 6, 2017

Wrigley Field

Chicago, IL

June 29, 2017

 

Wrigley Field in Chicago is to Major League Baseball what Red Rocks Amphitheatre means in rock ‘n roll.

 

Everyone wants to play there; and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers are no different.

 

And while the pre-show predictions of rain turned out to be true, it did nothing to dampen Tom and the band’s performance in the least.

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Pasadena Photos and Recap

on July 6, 2017

Arroyo Seco Weekend 2017

Pasadena, CA

June 24, 2017

 

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers kicked off the third leg of their 40th Anniversary tour at the inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend festival in Pasadena, CA.

 

In the shadow of the fabled Rose Bowl stadium, Tom and the guys headlined after sets from Alabama Shakes, Dawes, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Meters and many more.

 

“Into The Great Wide Open” made its tour debut, an apropos choice considering Arroyo Seco was the first Southern California show of the tour.

 

Before the show, Tom and the band huddled in the dressing room, running through

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