Skip directly to content

New York, NY 5/25


May 25 2013
New York, New York
Beacon Theatre

Beacon Theatre

New York, NY

May 25, 2013

The fourth night of the Beacon residency began as all the previous nights have, exploding out of the gates to raucous cheers with "So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star." 

As Rolling Stone rock critic David Fricke commented in one of his extensive reviews of the first few Beacon shows, The Byrds cover has evolved night in and night out, especially Mike Campbell's guitar solo, which went from bouncy at the beginning of the week to a note-bending mind warp by Saturday. Saturday saw Tom and the guys' first stab at Into The Great Wide Open with a stellar "Two Gunslingers," along with selections from Hard Promises ("Woman In Love"), Wildflowers ("You Wreck Me," "Wildflowers"), You're Gonna Get It ("Listen To Her Heart"), Mojo ("I Should Have Known It," "Takin' My Time"), Damn the Torpedoes ("Refugee"), as well as from two of Tom's solo albums, Highway Companion ("Saving Grace ") and Full Moon Fever ("Love Is A Long Road," "Runnin' Down A Dream"). "Melinda" re-appeared, this time with Benmont Tench playing a much more staccato piano solo than the jazzy drums-and-keys fusion thing from earlier in the week.

Saturday night was a big covers night though, and the crowd seemed to love watching the band dig deep into their bag of tricks. Tom and the band dipping back into the blues on "Baby Please Don't Go," a song written by Big Joe Williams and popularized by Van Morrison and Them. "We came out of a garage in Gainesville, FL and were listening to bands who came out of garages, too," Tom said before launching into a fuzzed out version of Paul Revere & the Raiders' "Steppin' Stone." "Friend of the Devil" made its second appearance of this run, and the Grateful Dead classic continues to evolve as well, with Tom playing more and more harmonica. Country music even got a nod with a cover of Conway Twitty's "The Image of Me," a song Tom said the band used to listen to on the radio riding back from gigs in FL in the early days.


Last night at the Beacon tonight! Keep checking back for more!


Set List

Rock & Roll Star

Love Is A Long Road

Listen To Her Heart

Baby Please Don't Go

The Damage You've Done

Takin' My Time

Steppin' Stone

Woman In Love

Saving Grace

Like To Love You Baby

Tweeter And The Monkey Man


Two Gunslingers


The Image of Me

Friend of the Devil


I Should Have Known It


Runnin' Down A Dream


E: You Wreck Me

American Girl


Check Out Photos From The Show Here!

New York
New York
Beacon Theatre


patty5's picture

just got home from the show on thursday night.  It was great as always.  if you are going I am sure you will  enjoy!


claude's picture

TOM**PLEASE PLAY DOWN SOUTH ON SATURDAY! I think it is the most beautiful song, a whole picturesque Faulkner short story to a gorgeous tune

wahlers's picture

Flying in from Arizona on Friday for the show on Sat and having a hard time focusing on work this week:(

wizzd's picture

I'll be there.  Anyone know if there are opening acts for the Beacon Shows?

patty5's picture

no opener at beacon

Good Enough's picture

No open but be prepared for a rockin house

dianna's picture

Going as a Wallflower :)