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Evansville, IN 5/16


May 16 2013
Evansville, Indiana
The Ford Center

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers kicked off their 21-show North American tour last night with two-plus hours of rock 'n roll in Evansville, Indiana that found Tom and the band dusting off some old gems and deep album cuts for a grateful standing-room-only crowd at the Ford Center.

Opening with The Byrds' "So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star," Tom and the guys dug deep on night one of the tour, crafting the setlist with hits, some choice covers and a handful of deep cuts that hadn't been performed in years. "Tweeter And The Monkey Man" - a song off The Traveling Wilburys' 1988 debut album - made it's live premiere and was among the show's many syandouts. Other bust outs included a rare, raucous cover of Muddy Waters' "I Just Want To Make Love To You" and "Louisiana Rain," a gorgeous acoustic track off Damn The Torpedos last played in 1989. Despite all the attention paid to the rarities, Tom and the band played plenty of hits, reeling through classics like "Free Fallin'," "Yer So Bad," "Refugee," "Don't Come Around Here No More" and "American Girl." 
Hangout Music Fest, we're coming for ya! Hope to see you on the beach on Saturday!

Set List:

Rock & Roll Star
Love Is A Long Road
I Won't Back Down
Here Comes My Girl
Mary Jane's Last Dance
Good Enough
Free Fallin'
Woman In Love
I Just Want To Make Love To You
Tweeter And The Monkey Man
You Wreck Me
Louisiana Rain
Learning to Fly
Yer So Bad
I Should Have Known It
Runnin' Down A Dream
Don't Come Around Here No More
American Girl
The Ford Center


mar2lis's picture

liked the show the setlist included Louisiana Rain, So you wanna be a rock &roll star,  Tweeter and the monkey man.  Something different and fun.  crowd seemed to enjoy it.  I know I did! 

evvcabinetman's picture

Can't wait for tonight!  My wife had a horrible Mother's day weekend with her father being diagnosed with cancer.  It's been a bad week and this will provide a needed break.  This will be our 3rd TPATH concert and the second with our son - first time seeing him in our home town. 

jptoombs's picture

Evansville - have a GREAT show and be sure to report back with details afterwards.

khaggard85's picture

I have waited years to see Tom Petty in concert!!! I am so excited, especially since Evansville is the kick-off concert!!!!

conjr032's picture

I'm stoked!!!!!

winnie16's picture

Anyone know what time we pick tickets up at will call?

jt57toy's picture


alamurphala's picture

HCC members who want to have a meetup, I've started a thread under Tour, under the Fan Club link above.  Head on over and discuss!