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Atlanta Photos and Recap

on April 29, 2017
The 40th Anniversary Tour is in full swing five shows into the first leg, and Tom and the guys are really hitting their stride. So are English duo Charley and Hattie Webb, aka The Webb Sisters, who have joined this tour on background vocals.
 
They sound wonderful backing up the guys on “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” and “Runnin’ Down A Dream,” but nowhere are they more prominently felt than on “Free Fallin’,” where Charley & Hattie’s gorgeous background vocals during the choruses floating dreamily behind Tom’s lead. It’s a magical moment in the show.
 
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Nashville Photos and Recap

on April 27, 2017

Bridgestone Arena

Nashville, TN

April 25, 2017

 

“Can you feel the mojo in this room?!?”

Tom Petty raised his hands above his head, shaking them like a preacher at a tent revival. Suddenly, the arena’s overhead white lights snapped on to reveal a standing-room-only crowd at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Couples, hippies, families, hipsters, teens, and baby boomers – everyone was screaming at the top of their lungs, their hands waving in the air.

Tom was absolutely right. The mojo was in the air in Nashville Tuesday night.

And not a single note of music had even been played.

Atlanta, we’ll

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Little Rock Photos and Recap

on April 24, 2017
Verizon Arena
Little Rock, AR
April 23, 2017
 
Coming in hot off a great night in Dallas on Saturday,, Tom and the band came to Little Rock on Sunday with one goal in mind.
 
“We’re bringing the rock to Little Rock!” Tom said to rapturous applause from the 13,000-plus at Verizon Arena. And with that, the band launched into “I Should Have Known It,” the blues rocker off the Mojo album driven by Steve Ferrone’s powerful drumming and a crunchy guitar riff from Mike Campbell.
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Dallas Photos and Recap

on April 24, 2017

American Airlines Arena

Dallas, TX

April 22, 2017

 

“Hope you paid the babysitter well, ‘cause it’s gonna be a long night!”

Tom Petty smiled widely as the capacity-crowd at American Airlines Arena roared in response. Just as the cheers were beginning to die down, Mike Campbell hit the signature opening guitar lick of “I Won’t Back Down,” and the 14,000-plus in attendance in Dallas screamed in unison.

Joe Walsh and company once again opened the festivities on the second night of the 40th Anniversary Tour, highlighted by a moving cover of The Eagles’ “Take It To The Limit” dedicated to Walsh’s

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Oklahoma City Photos and Recap

on April 21, 2017

April 20, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City got its first taste of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers on August 1, 1978 when the band played the Music Hall on the You’re Gonna Get It! tour.

Thirty-nine years later, Tom and the guys returned to OKC on Thursday for the opening night of their 40th Anniversary Tour.

The excitement was palpable inside the Chesapeake Energy Arena before the lights dropped for Joe Walsh's fantastic opening set, and the anticipation continued to build as the Heartbreaker road crew prepared the stage before Tom and the guys arrived to thunderous

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