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    Pittsburgh, PA: Recap, Photos & Set List!

    June 20, 2013

    Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA

     

    "Melinda" - a track released only on 2009's Live Anthology box set - has quickly become a favorite on the 2013 summer tour. 

     

    A slow-burning cowboy love ballad, "Melinda" begins with Tom alone, just his voice and acoustic guitar. 

     

    "When I get four hundred dollars

    I'm going to see Melinda

    Because I've been working, I've been saving

    for a ticket to Melinda

    And I just don't care

    what you have to say

    Because I'm getting up in the morning

    And I'm off the see Melinda"

     

    On Thursday night in Pittsburgh, Mike Campbell trickled in on mandolin toward the end of the first verse, a few beats before the entire band fell in behind Tom and Benmont Tench launched into the rolling piano melody that serves as the song's backbone.

     

    "I would give the moon and sky

    to be there with Melinda

    The Earth and all its kind

    just to touch Melinda

    And I just don't care

    if you're going with me

    Cause I'm getting up in the morning

    And going to see Melinda"

     

    As good as Tom's performance and the lyrics are, Benmont steals the show every night "Melinda" is called on. After the song's third verse, the band picks up speed into a gallop with Benmont at the helm before crashing into a breakdown. As the dust settles, Benmont and Steve Ferrone emerge as a duo to improvise for about three minutes, just piano and drums. Each night is different; no two are the same. Some nights are jazzy, some feel more classical and some just straight up rock, but it's always an absolute pleasure to watch, two legendary musicians - both at the top of their respective games - channeling the spirit.

     

    Rock & Roll Star

    Love Is A Long Road

    I Won't Back Down

    Baby Please Don't Go

    Here Comes My Girl

    Mary Jane's Last Dance

    The Best of Everything

    Free Fallin'

    Woman In Love

    Cabin Down Below

    Tweeter & The Monkey Man

    Rebels

    Melinda

    Learning to Fly

    You're So Bad

    I Should Have Known It

    Refugee

    Runnin' Down A Dream

     

    Encore:

    Don't Come Around Here No More

    You Wreck Me

    American Girl

     

    Check Out Photos From The Show Here!

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Highway Companions's picture
on Sat, 2013-06-22 12:35

June 20, 2013

Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA

 

"Melinda" - a track released only on 2009's Live Anthology box set - has quickly become a favorite on the 2013 summer tour. 

 

A slow-burning cowboy love ballad, "Melinda" begins with Tom alone, just his voice and acoustic guitar. 

 

"When I get four hundred dollars

I'm going to see Melinda

Because I've been working, I've been saving

for a ticket to Melinda

And I just don't care

what you have to say

Because I'm getting up in the morning

And I'm off the see Melinda"

 

On Thursday night in Pittsburgh, Mike Campbell trickled in on mandolin toward the end of the first verse, a few beats before the entire band fell in behind Tom and Benmont Tench launched into the rolling piano melody that serves as the song's backbone.

 

"I would give the moon and sky

to be there with Melinda

The Earth and all its kind

just to touch Melinda

And I just don't care

if you're going with me

Cause I'm getting up in the morning

And going to see Melinda"

 

As good as Tom's performance and the lyrics are, Benmont steals the show every night "Melinda" is called on. After the song's third verse, the band picks up speed into a gallop with Benmont at the helm before crashing into a breakdown. As the dust settles, Benmont and Steve Ferrone emerge as a duo to improvise for about three minutes, just piano and drums. Each night is different; no two are the same. Some nights are jazzy, some feel more classical and some just straight up rock, but it's always an absolute pleasure to watch, two legendary musicians - both at the top of their respective games - channeling the spirit.

 

Rock & Roll Star

Love Is A Long Road

I Won't Back Down

Baby Please Don't Go

Here Comes My Girl

Mary Jane's Last Dance

The Best of Everything

Free Fallin'

Woman In Love

Cabin Down Below

Tweeter & The Monkey Man

Rebels

Melinda

Learning to Fly

You're So Bad

I Should Have Known It

Refugee

Runnin' Down A Dream

 

Encore:

Don't Come Around Here No More

You Wreck Me

American Girl

 

Check Out Photos From The Show Here!

Comments

pettylovers's picture

every time is better.  can't wait till the next tour.  TP IS A LEGEND

Hair Trigger Lover's picture

Sounds fantastic,  During Benmont's solo at the Fonda on June 11th, I could swear he played part of a classical piece I know but can't put my finger on (maybe Rachmaninov, Ravel???) and then he definitely played a bit of Bach.  His prowess and musicality on the keyboards is supreme.

austin's picture

 Rocking Out and Mesmerizing  ! The guys Still have it ! This was my 4th time , was in Austin last year    Tweeter was great and the older stuff  hot! Can't wait till next year Come to RVA , Rick & Jinx

tamini's picture

It was a awesome show! being in the second row in front Mike and Tom was truly memsmerizing! My husband and I enjoyed every minute of it! The guys were on fire that night!!! I loved watching Mike interact with us fans in his few down moments! was so funny! reading everyone's signs! Can't wait till next Time!

Pettygirl79's picture

Truly amazing show. Had a wonderful night.!

rock1973's picture

Fantastic night! Perfect mix of hits, deep cuts and covers. Encore was amazing!  I already can't wait for their next go around (The good Lord willing)!!!