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 detailed reasons for why events unfolded the way they did on Saturday night are not totally clear. But the local authorities deemed it unsafe, and the safety of the fans, band, crew and venue staff is paramount.
No harsh words were muttered backstage. There was no ill will. Just a bit of confusion followed by genuine concern for disappointing the fans.
If I know anything about this band, they will come out guns ablazing on Sunday night. You've been warned.
Rock & Roll Star
Love Is A Long Road
Here Comes My Girl
Cabin Down Below
Best of Everything
Woman In Love
Billy the Kid
I'd Like To Love You Baby
Tweeter And The Monkey Man
Friend of the Devil
** Show cut short by Los Angeles Fire Department **