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Napa Photos and Recap

on May 27, 2017

BottleRock Napa 2017

Napa, CA

May 27, 2017


There’s something magical about the moment a large festival crowd recognizes a song.


There’s the immediate cheer that usually lasts a five or ten seconds, and then a wave of movement that spreads across the audience as people begin to dance or put their hands in the air.


By the time Tom got to the first chorus of “I Won’t Back Down” on a picture-perfect evening in Napa, the 35,000-plus fans at BottleRock were ready for him, and the sing-a-long that followed was loud and spine-tingling.


“Hey baby, there ain't no easy way out

(I won’t back

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Noblesville Photos and Recap

on May 18, 2017

Klipsch Music Center

Noblesville, IN

May 13, 2017


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers returned to the Klipsch Music Center outside Indianapolis Saturday night to open the venue’s 29th concert season with a hit-laden show spanning the band’s four decades in rock 'n' roll. 


Hoosiers have a special place in their heart for Tom and the guys.

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St. Louis Photos and Recap

on May 17, 2017

Scottrade Center

St. Louis, MO

May 12, 2017


Tom and the guys have many musical influences, but the band’s show at Scottrade Center in St. Louis Friday put one of their biggest front and center – the late, great Chuck Berry.


During band introductions after “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” Tom told the story about meeting Mike for the first time and the Chuck Berry tune the legendary Heartbreaker guitarist played to convince Tom he should join his band, Mudcrutch.


“He had this cheap Japanese guitar, and when I saw it, I thought, ‘Well, this isn’t gonna go well,” Tom said onstage in St.

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Champaign Photos and Recap

on May 12, 2017

State Farm Center

Champaign, IL

May 10, 2017


Mike Campbell is known the world over for being one of rock ‘n roll’s great guitar players, a fact that was only reinforced Wednesday night at the State Farm Center in Champaign, IL.


Starting off with a great solo on the show-opening “Rockin’ Around With You,” the legendary Heartbreakers guitarist traded licks with keyboardist Benmont Tench on “You Got Lucky” before following it up with his trademark riff on “I Won’t Back Down.” But it was Mike’s playing on “I Should Have Known It,” digging deeper and deeper into the fret board of his sunburst

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Memphis Photos and Recap

on May 10, 2017

FedEx Forum

Memphis, TN

May 8, 2017


Though it’s only been in the setlist since Houston, “Crawling Back to You” has quickly become one of the centerpieces of the show each night.


In Memphis, Tom and the guys tore through the first half of the show, including an arena-shaking “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and a particularly inflammatory “It’s Good to Be King,” so the “Crawling Back to You” that followed began slowly, almost somberly. By the last verse, Tom sounded totally wrought, just like the protagonist in the song.



“I'm so tired of being tired
Sure as night will follow day