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The first track from the new album Hypnotic Eye, entitled "American Dream Plan B," is now available for streaming via Rolling Stone.
August 17, 2014
The new songs are taking hold.
With Hypnotic Eye still cruising on the charts after opening as the number one record in North America, Tom and the band are getting more and more comfortable with the new songs each night, stretching them in places and discovering new avenues for improvisation and exploration.
“American Dream Plan B” rocked the Rexall Center in Edmonton early in the set, and after a bright and airy “Into The Great Wide Open,” “Forgotten Man” delivered once again, the song’s dark, menacing vibe matched perfectly with Tom’s vocals.
The Gorge Amphitheater
August 15, 2014
There’s nothing like big amphitheater sing-a-longs.
Four songs into the set, Tom and the band played “Into The Great Wide Open” off the album of the same name released in 1991.
It’s been off the set list for the last several years but has emerged on this tour as an early-show favorite for the guys, especially when they’re playing to a big crowd of fans that know the words and sing along once the chorus comes around.
“Into the great wide open
under them skies of blue
out in the great wide open
a rebel without a clue.”
So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n
August 14, 2014
Canadians love Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.
It doesn’t seem to matter that the band has a song called “American Girl” or name-checks specific American cities and locations in their songs; our friends to the North have a deep love for this music and this band that transcends national borders.
That affection was apparent all day at Rogers Arena, from the fans that waited by the arena’s loading dock starting early in the morning in hopes of catching a glimpse of Tom and the band to the incredible ovation the band received when they took the stage a few
Moda Center at Rose Quarter
August 12, 2014
Sometimes, the most memorable moments of a show are just brief seconds of silence, and they’re gone in an instant.
After a rollicking, show-opening cover of The Byrds’ “So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n Roll Star,” Tom walked slowly toward stage left, playing a slow progression on his dark red Gibson SG.
Just as he reached the lip of the stage in front of Scott and Ron, TP stopped, looked out over the sold-out Moda Center and paused…one…two…maybe three seconds, allowing the tensions to build…before picking out the famous opening notes to “Mary
August 14, 2014Find the playlist and streaming link from this week's Buried Treasure Show below!Filed under:
August 12, 2014
Listen to an exclusive setlist from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ June 3rd, 2013 show at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on Spotify. The playlist includes commentary directly from Tom Petty about each song in the set. Check it out here.Filed under:
For the past six years, the Outside Lands Music Festival has called Golden Gate Park home, bringing music back to San Francisco's Polo Fields for the first time since the Grateful Dead in the mid- to late-'60s.
For their Saturday night headlining set, Tom and the band tipped their cap to the Haight Ashbury legends and Jerry Garcia, who passed away 19 years ago that day, with a cover of "Friend of the Devil" featuring Tom on harmonica and solos traded between Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell.
It was a classy move by a classy band.
So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star
Mary Jane's Last
August 10, 2014
After taking the Outside Lands Music Festival by storm last night, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are excited to announce that they will return to the Bay Area on Sunday, October 5th, to perform at SAP Center in San Jose, CA!
The show will also feature Very Special Guest Steve Winwood. Every ticket includes the new #1 album Hypnotic Eye.
Highway Companions Club legacy member pre-sales will begin on Monday, August 11 at 10:00AM local time on Ticketmaster. Highway Companions Club new member pre-sales will begin on Tuesday, August 12 at 10:00AM local time.
Matthew Knight Arena
August 7, 2014
The clock on the dressing room wall glowed 8:59, which usually means Tom and the band have started their walk to the stage, but tonight was special.
Earlier that day, Hypnotic Eye was named the number one album in the country, giving Tom and the guys their first number one hit in their illustrious careers.
As the guys gathered together minutes before show time, Steve Winwood stopped in to say hello and offer his congratulations.
“Rock ‘n roll is back on top, at least for one week,” Mike Campbell said with a grin.
“Thank you, Steve,” Tom said as