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New York, NY 5/20


May 20 2013
New York, New York
Beacon Theatre

Beacon Theatre

New York, NY

May 20, 2013

Long after Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers took a final bow at the lip of the stage in front of a sold-out Beacon Theatre and the grateful crowd exited after an incredible first night of the band’s 2013 Beacon residency, the old theater on Broadway and 74th Street that’s hosted so many legendary concerts was still buzzing from the night’s performance. The lights may have been turned off, the amps powered down and the guitars put away, but the room was still alive and very much electric.

Heartbreakers loyalists will point to the summer tour debut of eight songs in the setlist as evidence of a spectacular night of music, casual fans loved singing along to the radio hits and true music aficionados will forever talk about Mike Campbell’s explosive guitar work on “Good Enough” or Benmont Tench’s epic piano soliloquy on “Melinda.”

The anticipation for these shows has been building since the tour was announced this past winter, and Tom and the band delivered on everyone’s hopes and wishes – for deep album tracks (“Fooled Again,” “Billy The Kid,” “Angel Dream”) and classic hits (“American Girl,” “Refugee,” “Runnin’ Down A Dream”), for surprising covers (“Stepping Stone,” “Willin’,” “Rock & Roll Star”) and special shout-outs (“Cabin Down Below” was dedicated to the Lower East Side bar of the same name).

These are the kind of nights you dream about: a Hall-of-Fame artist backed by one of the greatest rock bands of all time throwing caution to the wind and plunging deep into their catalog at one of the legendary music venues in the world.

If night one is representative of what we are to expect for the rest of the Beacon run, we’re in for something special this week in the Big Apple.


Set List:

Rock & Roll Star

Love Is A Long Road

I Won't Back Down

Fooled Again

Cabin Down Below

Good Enough

Stepping Stone

Woman In Love

Billy The Kid

Tweeter And The Monkey Man


Hard To Find A Friend

Angel Dream



I Should Have Known It


Runnin' Down A Dream


E: You Wreck Me

Oh Carol

American Girl

Check out photos from the show here!

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claude's picture

Does anybody know of guests or an opening act at the Beacon?

menotme100's picture

No opening act per the Beacon email

lmw180's picture

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Hey Tom Petty fans - I have two tickets (seats are NOT together) for Monday eve show (May 20th).  Breaks my heart to say that I am unable to attend :(

Anyone intrested in the tickets?  The actual purchased tickets are in my possesion (I live outside of Boston) we'd have to figure out a way to get you the tickets. 



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I hope you still have the tickets.  My email is

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Hey - Yes, I still have the two tickets to this evenings show.  Spent the weekend trying to get tickets transfered to box office.  Wasn't asking for a refund!   TicketMaster being completely unreasonable, they will not make the tickets available for pick up at theater box office, they suck!

Not sure how I will get you the tickets in time for you to attend show - I live outside of Boston (Foxboro area).  Hope we can make it work - I'm sure it will be a great show.

Check your emails - I sent one to the email address listed earlier this morning.  LMW

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Is there an opening band for this day?