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    Fonda Theatre, Night Five: Recap, Photos & Set List!

    June 9, 2013

    Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

     

    "Well....what should we play now?"

     

    Tom tapped through his guitar pedals, a smile creeping across his bearded face as he prepped for the next song. It wasn't as if Sunday night's show was lacking anything to that point. "Honey Bee" stormed in early in the set, bringing along with it a smokin' version of J.J. Cale's "Thirteen Days" that seemed to pair perfectly with the epic blues rocker "Good Enough." Hearing "House in the Woods" is pretty rare, but getting "Walls" - the single off She's the One - in the same night almost never happens. "Woman In Love" was electric, and "Tweeter and the Monkey Man" went further out than it has this entire tour.

     

    So I don't think anyone was expecting it when Tom strode to the mike backed by a wall of guitars and began singing:

     

    "Mama, take this badge off of me. 

    I can't use it anymore. 

    It's getting dark, too dark to see. 

    Feeling like I'm knockin' on heaven's door."

     

    Tonight's our last night at the Fonda! Keep checking back for more from the 2013 summer tour!

     

    Set List:

    Rock & Roll Star

    Love Is A Long Road
    Listen To Hear Heart
    Honey Bee

    Thirteen Days

    Good Enough

    I Just Want To Make Love To You

    Woman In Love
    House in the Woods

    Tweeter And The Monkey Man
    Rebels
    Wildflowers

    Walls

    Knockin' on Heaven's Door

    It's Good To Be King
    I Should Have Known It

    Refugee

    Runnin' Down A Dream

     

    E: Mary Jane's Last Dance

    American Girl

     

    Check Out Photos From The Show Here!

     

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Highway Companions's picture
on Tue, 2013-06-11 14:50

June 9, 2013

Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

 

"Well....what should we play now?"

 

Tom tapped through his guitar pedals, a smile creeping across his bearded face as he prepped for the next song. It wasn't as if Sunday night's show was lacking anything to that point. "Honey Bee" stormed in early in the set, bringing along with it a smokin' version of J.J. Cale's "Thirteen Days" that seemed to pair perfectly with the epic blues rocker "Good Enough." Hearing "House in the Woods" is pretty rare, but getting "Walls" - the single off She's the One - in the same night almost never happens. "Woman In Love" was electric, and "Tweeter and the Monkey Man" went further out than it has this entire tour.

 

So I don't think anyone was expecting it when Tom strode to the mike backed by a wall of guitars and began singing:

 

"Mama, take this badge off of me. 

I can't use it anymore. 

It's getting dark, too dark to see. 

Feeling like I'm knockin' on heaven's door."

 

Tonight's our last night at the Fonda! Keep checking back for more from the 2013 summer tour!

 

Set List:

Rock & Roll Star

Love Is A Long Road
Listen To Hear Heart
Honey Bee

Thirteen Days

Good Enough

I Just Want To Make Love To You

Woman In Love
House in the Woods

Tweeter And The Monkey Man
Rebels
Wildflowers

Walls

Knockin' on Heaven's Door

It's Good To Be King
I Should Have Known It

Refugee

Runnin' Down A Dream

 

E: Mary Jane's Last Dance

American Girl

 

Check Out Photos From The Show Here!

 

Comments

fedfan's picture

Still on Cloud 9 after that unbelievably great show.  The sound TP & all the Heartbreakers get from their instruments is amazing ... they're all muscians' musicians.  Thanks for an absolutely fabulous night!

 

 

telemama's picture

Hi There - When will you be posting the set list from the show on June 11th??  Thanks.

hamels2's picture

Tom.....Love that set list, especially Walls.....but I really really hope you play Angel Dream next Tuesday in London. Like you, I found an Angel in my mid forties and that is our song. We will be in row 5 and can't wait! See you Tuesday.

surfnburn's picture

The best TPATH show I've seen! the set list was amazing, and the music was incredible. "Walls" was like a dream come true. I loved "Good Enough" a la Knobs, and "Knockin' on Heavens door." They made my night.  Everyone was talking about the acoustic "Rebels" before the show.  It was beautiful. I love the irony of the song; that it's about a guy who has screwed up, but the song itself is really well written -- poetic and emotionally aware. Thank you for a wonderful evening. 

thefrenchfan's picture

Mama, let me see Tom Petty ... I can't wait anymore ... It's getting hard, too hard to me ... I want Knockin' On Heaven's Door ... Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door ...

drgeff's picture

absolute redemption tonight.. .I was at the fire marshal show and luckily had a ticket for tonight as well. I nearly did not go as I was so dissapointed buy what happened on saturday, but when my neighbor started playing g'n'r songs badly on his guitar with a slew of drunken folks singing even worse I knew I had to get myself out and at the show and I am so glad I did. While, honestly the music was sounding better to me on saturday, this was a more bluesy show. It was chill and the fonda staff managed the crowd so well there was plenty of room on the floor to dance! this was heaven after being packed in like sardines inhumanly I might add, and on saturday I could even leave to go to the bathroom without being told I will not be allowed back on the floor, can you imagine that? but tonight therer was a line to be let back in to the foor area but it was not so crowded and my place was kindly protected by some nice folks... meanwhile, the heartbreakers sounded so good and I can now understand why so many people rave about mc's guitar playing chops... honestly he really creates that sound that make tpthb sound as they do.. 

champagne_cheryl's picture

Sunday was the "best" set list thus far. Sadly, I wasn't there. I attended Thur night. I would of loved to have heard "Mary Jane's Last Dance". TP & HB just have too many great songs/hits and hard to choose. I hope TP continues to play small venues in LA & NY for his next tour. This is by far, the best experience ANY of us have had throughout our many years of attending TP's concerts. I am disappointed to find out some people got tickets to multiple shows and had I known we were NOT limited to ONE show, I would of too. YOLO...PLEASE TP & HB come back soon...Truly, the waiting is the hardest part!!!

mattsiebert's picture

As mad as I was after Saturday, Sunday made up for it plus some. I feel awful for all of you who got screwed Saturday, I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had tix for two nights. And while I love "Free Falling" and "Learning to Fly", I found myself driving down the highway today back in Michigan contemplating the perfect setlist...and they nailed it Sunday. I have been to some special shows in my life including Petty in 2010 @ Red Rocks but this one was the best concert I have ever seen. I'm almost mad, knowing this show will be hard to top in my lifetime unless we do something about that time travel thing and I can go back to some early Zeppelin shows.
I wish TP would go the Elton John and Red Hot Chili Peppers route and offer a soundboard copy of esch show, this is one I would play over and over. Hope someone recorded it and it'll surface.

relic's picture

I noticed a pair of microphones suspended above the equipment and above the audience stage right and left. Don't recall seeing them other nights but they could have been there too. Don't know if its part of the sound setup or.... Remember reading somewhere they always record. Whether it might become available someday is the question. But I would really like to hear that gig again and see if my first impressions were on the mark. I think it rivaled (actually, surpassed) the gig at the joint the night before Tom and Dana got married. Best performance Ive ever seen in person. And it was a week of stellar performances not to mention rock and roll history being made live.

Or did I simply dream last week happened?

mattsiebert's picture

If you dreamt it we had the same dream brother.

wonderboy99's picture

To watch Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in that venue, as close as I was to the stage, is something that I will take with me to my grave. A musical dream come true. Mike Campbell is the personification of excellence, Scott is always reliable and rock solid to push the songs to the end, Benmont flows through any musical landscape with ease and soul, Ron holds it all down, Steve's smile beguiles the task of keeping rythm for the greatest band in the world (no easy task) -- which he does by getting everything his kit with the flying V logo on the kick drum has to offer. And then there's Tom. How Tom has managed to keep writing lyrics and music that gets to the heart of growing up in America for as long as he has is remarkable. Tom's music invokes many different influences and styles, but there's one constant... longevity. This bands' music will be around long after all of us are gone, and will be played on formats yet to be invented, but none more powerful than a needle on a record.

The set list complete with tribute covers to the Byrds, JJ Cale, Dylan, Muddy Waters, etc. is fresh, alive and a gift for any Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers fans lucky enough to witness it as I did. Thanks to the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, their crew and families for making the Fonda concerts a reality. "It was all right there, in front of me."

maryscrazyfortom's picture

Walls is my favorite song.  Did not have Sunday night tickets. Back in Alberta, Canada after a disappointing Saturday night. Hope you all enjoyed.