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  • June 09, 2013

    Statement From Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Regarding Last Night's Early Conclusion To The Concert At The Fonda Theatre In Los Angeles

    First and foremost, the safety of our fans is our primary concern and the most important consideration. To those fans who attended last night's show at the Fonda Theatre, we are as frustrated as you are!

    While we are still investigating exactly what happened we do know the following as of right now:

    1) The number of tickets sold was NOT above the legal capacity of the building. The venue and Ticketmaster documentation confirms this.

    2) The Fire Marshal

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  • June 08, 2013

    June 8, 2013

    Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

    "Well, there's an official here beside the stage from the Los Angeles Fire Department that says the venue's too full, so they're asking that 100 people move from the floor to the balcony, or they're gonna shut it down. Ron Blair says he'll volunteer to go if need be. There, I've done my part. Now let me get back to doing what I do best."

    Before launching into what became the show-closing "Melinda," Tom cracked a smile at Ron, who waved goodbye to the crowd as if he was leaving the stage, trying to make light of an unfortunate situation.

    The

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  • June 08, 2013

    June 6, 2013

    Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

    On tours like these (and especially when playing intimate venues like the Beacon and Fonda), there are moments that happen every night that go undocumented but hopefully not unnoticed. One of those moments happened Thursday night.

    Shortly after Tom and Mike arrived at the Fonda Thursday night, the whole band huddled in a backstage dressing room underneath the old Hollywood theatre to discuss the setlist.

    Inside a narrow rectangular room lined with vanity mirrors, Tom looked over setlists from the previous nights as Scott and Mike looked on.

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  • June 07, 2013

    June 4, 2013

    Los Angeles, CA

    "You just missed Phil Jackson."

    Tom smiled widely standing in the front lounge of his tour bus, the kind of perma-grin all true Lakers fans have upon meeting the legendary basketball coach that brought five championship trophies to Tinsel Town. Eleven Rings, Jackson's new book, lay on a nearby table, autographed to Tom by the Zen Master. 

    Whether Jackson's vist influenced the night's performance or not, no one will ever really know, but Tom and the guys seemed especially strong on Tuesday night, the second show of this West Coast residency at the Fonda.

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  • June 06, 2013

    Buried Treasure Show #152 (repeat), Season 7 / Show 4, airing June 6 - 10, 2013 

     

    John Mayall Hide Away Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton

    Mose Allison  Eyesight To The Blind Mose Allison Sings

    James Brown Out Of Sight 40th Anniversary Collection

    Roy Montrell (Every Time I Hear That) Mellow Saxophone The Specialty Story

    Howlin' Wolf Smokestack Lightning The Best Of Howlin' Wolf

    The Move Do Ya Message From The Country

    The Who Tattoo Sell Out (Deluxe Edition)

    Mudcrutch Scare Easy Mudcrutch

    Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps Woman Love The Screaming End: The Best Of Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps

    J.J.

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  • June 05, 2013
    The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
    June 3, 2013
     
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    "Hollywood!"
     
    Tom Petty stretched out his arms to embrace the avalanche of adoration that cascaded down onstage from the 1,200 fans jam-packed into the Fonda Theatre last night for the opening night of the Heartbreakers' six-night residency at the old Tinsel Town haunt.
     
    Monday night's show continued Tom's stated goal for the New York and Los Angeles residencies: to dig into the band's catalog while at the same time playing a few choice covers as a tip of the hat to their heroes.
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  • June 03, 2013

    We're happy to inform everyone that due to popular demand, "Tom Petty Radio" has been extended on Sirius XM for another TWO WEEKS! The channel is now available on SiriusXM Channel 111 until June 13th! Click here for more information on Tom Petty Radio: http://www.siriusxm.com/tompettyradio

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  • May 31, 2013

    Buried Treasure Show #151 (repeat), Season 7 / Show 3, airing May 30-June 3, 2013

    The Animals See See Rider Retrospective

    Charlie Rich Mohair Sam Feel Like Going Home: The Essential Charlie Rich

    Jeff Beck A Day In The Life George Martin: In My Life

    The Band We Can Talk Music From Big Pink

    The Beatles When I Get Home A Hard Day's Night

    Emitt Rhodes Love Will Stone You The Emitt Rhodes Recordings (1969-1973)

    The Byrds I See You Fifth Dimension

    The Byrds Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos) Ballad of Easy Rider

    Clarence "Frogman" Henry Ain't Got No Home The Best of Clarence "Frogman" Henry:

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  • May 30, 2013

    "Steely Dan has 26 sold-out shows here, huh? Looks like we have some work to do, Wayne."

    Tom smiled slyly at Wayne Williams (Benmont Tench's long-time tech who also works with Donald Fagen and Walter Becker) as he examined the plaque commemorating the duo's long association with the Beacon.

    It's a few minutes before Tom and the band take the stage for the final night of their five-night run at the Upper West Side theatre, and the mood backstage is loose.

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  • May 29, 2013

    UPDATE: Please see message here for an update on Early Entry into The Fonda.

    Greetings Highway Companions!

    The shows in Evansville, at Hangout, and at the Beacon Theatre were absolutely incredible! For complete recaps of each night’s shows including setlists and photos, visit TomPetty.com here. We are so excited to do it again next week at the Fonda! 

    The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles is a primarily standing room-only venue. We want to give Highway Companions Club members a chance to gain early entry into the venue, prior to the general public, so you can grab a good spot to see the band!

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