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  • May 26, 2013
    Beacon Theatre Night Four: Recap, Photos & Set List!

    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

    Rebels

    Two Gunslingers

    Wildflowers

    The Image of Me

    Friend of the Devil

    Melinda

    I Should Have Known It

    Refugee

    Runnin' Down A Dream

     

    E: You Wreck Me

    American Girl

     

    Check Out Photos From The Show Here!

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Highway Companions's picture
on Sun, 2013-05-26 12:44

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

Rebels

Two Gunslingers

Wildflowers

The Image of Me

Friend of the Devil

Melinda

I Should Have Known It

Refugee

Runnin' Down A Dream

 

E: You Wreck Me

American Girl

 

Check Out Photos From The Show Here!

Comments

alamurphala's picture

I thought I'd come back and comment again about the "Baby Please Don't Go" story. I responded earlier, just asking what exactly was said, because as one who is afflicted (and treated), I found that even the possibility that the disease was being made fun of a little painful. I wanted to know exactly the context... Despite searching boots and YouTube thoroughly, I couldn't find a recording. Because I couldn't hear what was said personally, I hesitated to pass judgement, but as I said in an earlier comment, I am in favor of people being aware of the disease, I am willing to help educate and inform, and I am not ashamed of my affliction. But I do know that in my untreated state, when I had no idea why I was like I was and feeling no hope, I might be even further saddened if someone I looked up to made fun of it. I honestly didn't know how I'd feel if I'd been sitting (standing) at the Beacon hearing the story. And I thought I'd never find out, since this was not a song the band was likely to pull out at a large venue. So imagine my surprise when I was sitting in the 4th row in Pittsburgh and they launched into it. And I was frankly a little apprehensive...crap! What if my feelings got all hurt and my last show with the band I loved was ruined?! Long story short, I found myself smiling. Tom made kind of a big deal about how what he was going to say might not be politically correct (lol) but he thought the girl was bipolar! (pause) "Not that there's anything wrong with that..." And then he finished the tale. And no, I was not offended. I have no idea if, at any of the residencies, the caveats about political correctness and how there was nothing wrong with having it, were said...but those statements certainly mitigated any misunderstanding anyone may have had. And the story, not a joke, not mean-spirited, was simply an anecdote...the speaker in the song talking. I mean, nobody thinks Tom is a redneck a*****e after hearing Spike, right? :-) http://youtu.be/pwp3FuKdu88

alamurphala's picture

And because this fascist commenting system will not let me be long-winded, I'll end by saying that that link takes you to the CONSOL show video, enjoy. And thank you Tom and the Heartbreakers for the best show! While I know that you didn't pull out that song just for me, it felt like it was an inspired choice...and I certainly enjoyed it, and understood. Loved your happiness and joy at the show, the deeper stuff you pulled out, and a tremendous experience. I was too far away to get my hoped-for guitar pick, but I have some great memories and killer pictures! See you (often) at the next tour! :-)

workinmom4's picture

I can't say how much my husband and I loved this show. I am sure each night was just as wonderful.. This was our 7th concert and no less great than the previous six. It was truly for the devoted, die hard fans (which makes me very happy), not what I call "corporate groupies" or "concert wannabes". People ask me why don't I go and see someone different if I've seen the band so often and I say I love to watch them, I love to see how much they love playing with one another and I love feel the excitement.  I love the hits, don't get me wrong, but it was wonderful to hear the other songs that I also love so much 'Love is a long Road'  ah bliss! This was like listening to the Live Anthology set in person (I still can't pick a favorite one of the four they are all fantastic). I think the only song I was not familiar with was the Conway Twitty song but who cares? I love to hear them play. We are still flying high nearly two weeks later and what is keeping us afloat is the Tomy Petty channel on Sirius/XM. I am a little annoyed at some of the comments about this being the worst concert (& please the Bi-Polar comment was funny - we can all related to mental illness in our families, you have to laugh to survive) and what is making my Greek get going is that those people wasted tickets that I could have used for my four daughters and son in law who desperately wanted to go!!! One of them was trying to convince me to leave my husband home and take her, I could not get tickets for them (I got my two with the Highway Companions lottery) so you guys took my family's tickets as far as I'm concerned. To those people who think they wasted their money, please don't waste your money again and I'll be able to get the seven tickets that I need !! And I have to ask Tom - are you sure you don't have a little Greek in you? When you put your arms out and snap your fingers, I swear you are going to do a Zembetiko.....Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, best Rock n Roll band ever! Thanks guys xoxo

nick07's picture

Right you are, you must laugh to survive!!! Its a serious necessity if you want to stay sane. I feel the same way haha I wish I couldve gotten those tickets! I am still shocked that anyone would say anything less than this was the best concert Ive ever seen!!! Ive been lucky enough to see Tom Petty and the boys 5 times, Im grateful for every one of those times!! I cant explain what it does to me, to my mind and happiness everytime I see a Petty concert! Its unlike anything Ive ever experienced!!! and the deep tracks theyre playing, what a treat for us fans :-)

nick07's picture

I think if anything, Petty in fact would hope if there were any people affected with Bi-Polar disease at his concert, that his comment wouldve made em laugh and shrug it off.. No one can truly think Petty meant any harm, or anything less than to give a laugh from these comments.. No die-hard Petty fan could believe that.. No way Jose!!

workinmom4's picture

From another die-hard fan -Agree!! People are far too serious - can't say anything anymore without being pounced on. 

nick07's picture

Oh my, I'm kind of saddened when I read all of these people getting so serious about his Bi-Polar JOKE. Bi-Polar may not be a joke to everyone, I get that,  but in the right situation anything and everything can be a good joke(especially when he was talking about a past relationship to where this girl probably was not even bi-polar he was just saying he had to kick her to the curb cause she was bi-polar haha laughs and we're done). He probably could've held that last comment about her bi-polar face in, but this is like someone saying dude stop being a "fag", when the person saying this has no intention of directing that comment towards any homosexuals............... No need to explain any further, if you're extrmelely emotional and sensative you will choose to mis-understand my comment...  Such serious lives we lead as days go on in this cruel world, for one night just let sh** go, we all die someday and I for one do not want to take EVERYTHING so seriously, even if I don't agree with someone sometimes... The ONE thing I do take seriously about this Posting is how incredibly EFFING rad that setlist is!! Its truly amazing to any real Tom Petty fan. I'm jealous I couldnt have been there!! all negativity out the window, this wouldve been the concert of a lifetime! Love You Petty and Heartbreakers!!!! oh and for any true THe Byrds lovers, go check out "willin" from their box set "there is a season" awesome cover!!! Thats where I first heard it!!

singsinfrench's picture

I disagree that people shouldn't talk about their reactions to Tom's bipolar joke. Some things are just not a laughing matter. Life can be pretty serious sometimes, and a concert is not the time to throw out comments on a person having mental illness or cancer or whatever illness or disease. Too many people suffer from these things, and they don't need to be reminded during a concert, or have their illness made light of.

That said, I'm glad most everyone enjoyed these very special, intimate shows. I wish I could have been there, but I'm glad I've gotten Noblesville and Friday will have Summerfest! I've been forewarned about the bipolar comments, but maybe Tom has thought better of it, I hope so.

kathydalton's picture

We went to Sunday's show, and I am still on my Heartbreaker's High.  This really was a show for the Petty devotee - I just cannot get over the set lists from all the nights, including the Sunday show I saw.  There's no way I could choose a favorite song, but I gotta tell you:  seeing TP&THB play such gems RULED.  It was a more mellow vibe than many of the other Petty shows I've attended, but the songs fit the venue quite well.  And there were plenty of rocking moments.  Hello - Honeybee?  I Should Have Known It?  Woman in Love?  Woo Hooo!  But Rebels acoustic gave me shivers.  I have never left a Petty show thinking, "gosh, he played everything I wanted to hear," and I'll bet the Heartbreakers never get a chance to play everything they want to play.  There's just too much material!  But they put together a show that made my heart just break with joy.  I was jealous that Tom kept walking to his left - whatta about the folks on his right?!?  Oh well, we had Benmont and Mike on our side, so that makes up for it.  (And Mike Campbell is seriously amazing.  What a thrill to hear him.)  I really appreciate the band taking the time to prepare some new material for concert goers to hear.  I hope they know how much love was in that room for the band - I made some great new friends!!  Thank you to all who made the Beacon show possible - it was magical.  

byron25's picture

 if you have the set list from sunday night please post it . i can get it from anywhere else

kathydalton's picture

 

Here - I retyped it from the Instagram Picture!  This is the Sunday NIght Set LIst from 5/26/13 at the Beacon.  And it RULED!  ;)

 

Rock and Roll Star

Love is a Long Road

Honey Bee

Born in Chicago

13 Days

Best of Everything

Cabin Down Below

Woman in Love

Spike

---BAND INTRO---

Tweeter and the Monkey Man

Rebels

Time to Move On

Down South

Girl on LSD

Willin'

Good To Be King

I Shoulda Known It

Refugee

Running Down a Dream

 

Listen to Her Heart

American Girl

byron25's picture

 thank you very much

byron25's picture

 where is the set list from 5/26/2013 sunday night ?

kathydalton's picture

It's also on instagram.  Search for Tom Petty Official.  It's a great little subscription!

jptoombs's picture

You can find a copy of it over in the CUMULATIVE SET LIST thread in the TOUR section of the message board.

byron25's picture

  i could not find it / not for sunday nights show he sang  Girl on L S D

ManBearPig's picture

Really? I was at the MOJO Tour show in Indy and they didn't play it.  I've also been to the previous two tours in Indy and it wasn't played.  I'll be there again on June 15th - would love to see "Breakdown" live just one time.

jptoombs's picture

"Breakdown" was played at the 2010 show in Noblesville, IN. I have Mike Campbell's signed set list from that show framed and on my wall. It was the 8th song played that night. Here is the entire set lsit from that show.

SET LIST – July  10,2010 -Verizon Wireless Music Center , Noblesville,  IN

 1. Listen To Her Heart

 2. You Don’t Know How It Feels

 3. I Won't Back Down

 4. Free Fallin'

 5. Oh Well

 6. Mary Jane's Last Dance

 7. Drivin' Down To Georgia

 8. Breakdown

 Band Introductions

MOJO Set

9. Jefferson Jericho Blues

10. Good Enough

11. Running Man's Bible

12. First Flash Of Freedom

13. I Should Have Known It

14. Learning To Fly

15. Don't Come Around Here  No More

16. Refugee

ENCORE

17. Runnin’ Down A Dream

18. Mystic Eyes

19. American Girl

ManBearPig's picture

When was the last time TP&HB played "Breakdown" on tour?

jptoombs's picture

The 2010 Tour was the last one featuring "Breakdown" - here is the CUMULATIVE SET LIST from that tour.

CUMULATIVE SET LIST for the 2010 MOJO Tour (46 shows)

  1. American Girl* (39)  [October 7]
  2. Breakdown (46)
  3. Carol* (11)  [October 5]
  4. Don't Come Around Here No More (46)
  5. Don't Pull Me Over* (2) [June 26]
  6. Driving Down To Georgia* (16)  [August 11]
  7. First Flash Of Freedom* (20)  [August 21]
  8. Free Fallin' (46)
  9. Good Enough* (38)  [October 7]
10. Honey Bee* (6)   [July 31]
11. I Should Have Known It (46)
12. I Won't Back Down (46)
13. Jefferson Jericho Blues* (45)  [October 7]
14. King's Highway* (27)  [October 7]
15. Learning To Fly (46)
16. Listen To Her Heart* (41)  [October 7]
17. Mary Jane's Last Dance (46)
18. Mystic Eyes* (13)  [August 21]
19. Oh Well* (45)  [October 7]
20. Refugee (46)
21. Runnin' Down A Dream (46)
22. Running Man's Bible* (45)  [October 7]
23. Takin' My Time* (3)  [July 22]
24. You Don't Know How It Feels* (42)  [October 7]
25. You Wreck Me* (10)  [August 25]

koss's picture

Breakdown was played at the Hollywood Bowl when I was there in 2010, the Mojo Tour.

soulsarah's picture

This show was amazing beyond words. My husband and I took the overnight bus from Montreal to NYC and had about 3hrs of sleep, but it was definitely worth it!

It was a real treat seeing the band in the intimacy of the Beacon playing Country, Garage and Grateful Dead covers as well their awesome catalogue including a beautifully stripped down version of “Rebels” and a Wilburys treasure. I still feel weak at the knees 3 days later!!!

I LOVED that this wasn’t your typical hits-filled show! Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt, so thank you Tom and the Heartbreakers for giving us something special.

And thank you for keeping rock'n roll alive!

 

 

koss's picture

I hear what you are saying about the songs but Tom made it very clear  that it wasn't going to be a Greatest Hits set. He also said "who knows what we are gonna play, we may just decide on the day".I flew over from Scotland for the first 2 gigs and wish I could have stayed for the other 3. I thought it was great not knowing which song would come next.

fallingstar's picture

I agree these were not greatest hits shows. But I still think he thru in a lot of hits. And 22 songs per night is pretty damn good too. They are professionals. They know what they're doing.

djp603's picture

My husband and I drove in for Sunday nights concert.  We met our 23 year old son and 3 of his friends to attend the concert.  This would be the first TP concert for my son and 2 of his friends.  His other friend has been to about 6 other TP concerts.  Although I LOVE TP's voice, the band it tight and the musical talent is beyond words, I didn't enjoy this concert as much as I thought I would.  I guess I thought there weren't enough of his "hits" or more recognizable songs.  My son and his friends agreed. I am also sorry to say that we weren't the only ones who felt like this.  We stayed at the Beacon Hotel so just walked next door to bar after the concert.  ALL the people we heard there were saying things like "worse concert I ever attended", "this concert was for him, not his fans", "can't believe I paid out the nose for this concert".....what a shame.  We met a guyf rom Sweden who said he just attended Paul McCartney in Sweden who played way longer and "connected" with his audience way more and 2 nights ago saw a concert in NJ  in Asbury Park that was WAY cheaper and much better.  I feel bad for my son and friends who were looking forward to their first TP concert but didn't get a great experience and missed so many of the songs they loved.  When they did play their more familair songs, I am pretty sure you could have heard the audience joining along all the way in the BRONX!!!!!!   Also, not too happy about the 25 minute late start.  It is disrepectful when members of the audience show up that late so why isn't it also disrespectful for the entertainment to show up that late?!  Shame......On a much lighter note....the concert shirts are FABULOUS!!!  Great fabric, soft, comfortable and great designs....glad I got one! 

love2travel's picture

 I also attended the Sunday concert, however I had a much different experience than yours.  Having attended several Tom Petty concerts over the years, I was joyfully happy when I heard that Tom and the Heartbreakers were going to be playing more of his album hits, instead of the straight out standards.  To me, being able to hear live, Honey Bee, Cabin Down Below, Willin, So You Wanna Be a Rock In Roll Star, The Best of Everything, I Should Have Known... EPIC!!!  I am still on a high from Honey Bee and Cabin Down Below alone.  I never ever thought I would hear it live and now that I have, this show was really the BEST Tom Petty show I've been too, including the one I went to In London at the Royal Albert Hall!!  

It's common for bands to run late, even Paul McCartney has run late at shows I've been to.  Relax, it's not a job, it's a happy fun time!!  

I don't know who was at your bar saying it was the worst show they had attended.  Everyone I know thinks it's so outrageously GREAT  that Tom did these songs.  There was a thread on here that was actually asking what songs people wanted to hear.  I posted on there the songs that I wanted to hear and I got lucky, because I guess other people also posted them, and they were played!!  

Concert wise, this is one of the best concerts of my life!!  This concert was actually not for him, it was for his real fans, the ones that know more than just the hits.  It was a small venue and just the place to do something like this.  I applaud Tom and the rest of the band for a really rocking night!!  I will never ever forget how great it was.  Thank you Tom, for playing the songs you played on Sunday night!! Just AWESOME!!

 

rlechter's picture

I felt it was the best Tom Petty show I have ever been to on Sunday. Each and every song was epic. Honey Bee was a gift! I try never to listen to naysayers, that's who they are.

fallingstar's picture

I was there at the show too and at first I did kinda take it wrong but after thinking about over night and thinking about the songs he sang before and after I think I could almost see where he was coming from. He nay correct my observation but I would like to shine some light on this if I may. When you think about the symbolosim of the songs he performed as bookends to his little story and relate that symbolosim to his story you can almost understand where he's coming from. He was crash about this girl and maybe just maybe she was even more crazy than him for leaving. But atlas the damage had been done he was nuts about her and he can still see her crash face leaving him. It is he who is more troubled with her leaving than she is leaving. With musicians you must always look for symbolism rather than literal references.

fallingstar's picture

Of course if you think about her poor bipolar face in the window then I guess you could say she also was damaged.

fallingstar's picture

I'm on the train to new Orleans.....damaged.

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