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    June 16, 2013

    Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are participating in the live webcast from Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival tonight at approximately 9:30pm CDT with a 30-minute live highlight from their closing night headlining set.

    The Ustream Bonnaroo Webcast is found here: http://www.bonnaroo.com/

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  • June 11, 2013

    Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

     

    Connor Enright stood in the alley way behind the Fonda Theatre Tuesday night, displaying no signs of nervousness despite the fact that the 12-year-old Arizona resident was a few minutes from meeting a hero.

     

    The young man and his father, Jason, had driven to Los Angeles from Phoenix to attend the final night of the Heartbreakers' six-show Fonda residency and present Tom with a guitar they built together.

     

    Stepping onto the tour bus, Connor smiled widely as Tom appeared and welcomed him onboard.

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  • Buried Treasure Show #153 (repeat), Season 7 / Show 5, airing June 13 - 17, 2013 

     

    The Gants Road Runner Road Runner! The Best Of The Gants

    Jerry Lee Lewis  Let's Talk About Us Original Sun Singles '56 - '60

    Elvis Presley I Got Stung History

    Syndicate Of Sound  Little Girl Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968

    The Chartbusters She's The One Hey! Look What I Found (Volume 6)

    The Beatles  I'm Down  Past Masters, Volume 1

    Elmore James Hawaiian Boogie The Sky Is Crying: The History of Elmore James

    T-Bone Walker Don't Leave Me Baby No Worry Blues

    Chuck Berry Let It

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  • On the evening of Saturday June 8, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers were unable to complete their concert at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles due to the Fire Marshal's judgement that the floor at the venue was overcrowded. The interruption of the show occurred 90 minutes into the performance that would likely have continued for approximately another 30 minutes. The satisfaction of fans is of paramount importance to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and the band shares the frustration of the fans in attendance that evening who deserved to experience the entire performance.

     

    As a result, Tom

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  • June 9, 2013

    Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

     

    "Well....what should we play now?"

     

    Tom tapped through his guitar pedals, a smile creeping across his bearded face as he prepped for the next song. It wasn't as if Sunday night's show was lacking anything to that point. "Honey Bee" stormed in early in the set, bringing along with it a smokin' version of J.J. Cale's "Thirteen Days" that seemed to pair perfectly with the epic blues rocker "Good Enough." Hearing "House in the Woods" is pretty rare, but getting "Walls" - the single off She's the One - in the same night almost never happens.

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  • Statement From Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Regarding Last Night's Early Conclusion To The Concert At The Fonda Theatre In Los Angeles

    First and foremost, the safety of our fans is our primary concern and the most important consideration. To those fans who attended last night's show at the Fonda Theatre, we are as frustrated as you are!

    While we are still investigating exactly what happened we do know the following as of right now:

    1) The number of tickets sold was NOT above the legal capacity of the building. The venue and Ticketmaster documentation confirms this.

    2) The Fire Marshal

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  • June 8, 2013

    Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

    "Well, there's an official here beside the stage from the Los Angeles Fire Department that says the venue's too full, so they're asking that 100 people move from the floor to the balcony, or they're gonna shut it down. Ron Blair says he'll volunteer to go if need be. There, I've done my part. Now let me get back to doing what I do best."

    Before launching into what became the show-closing "Melinda," Tom cracked a smile at Ron, who waved goodbye to the crowd as if he was leaving the stage, trying to make light of an unfortunate situation.

    The

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  • June 6, 2013

    Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

    On tours like these (and especially when playing intimate venues like the Beacon and Fonda), there are moments that happen every night that go undocumented but hopefully not unnoticed. One of those moments happened Thursday night.

    Shortly after Tom and Mike arrived at the Fonda Thursday night, the whole band huddled in a backstage dressing room underneath the old Hollywood theatre to discuss the setlist.

    Inside a narrow rectangular room lined with vanity mirrors, Tom looked over setlists from the previous nights as Scott and Mike looked on.

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  • June 4, 2013

    Los Angeles, CA

    "You just missed Phil Jackson."

    Tom smiled widely standing in the front lounge of his tour bus, the kind of perma-grin all true Lakers fans have upon meeting the legendary basketball coach that brought five championship trophies to Tinsel Town. Eleven Rings, Jackson's new book, lay on a nearby table, autographed to Tom by the Zen Master. 

    Whether Jackson's vist influenced the night's performance or not, no one will ever really know, but Tom and the guys seemed especially strong on Tuesday night, the second show of this West Coast residency at the Fonda.

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  • Buried Treasure Show #152 (repeat), Season 7 / Show 4, airing June 6 - 10, 2013 

     

    John Mayall Hide Away Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton

    Mose Allison  Eyesight To The Blind Mose Allison Sings

    James Brown Out Of Sight 40th Anniversary Collection

    Roy Montrell (Every Time I Hear That) Mellow Saxophone The Specialty Story

    Howlin' Wolf Smokestack Lightning The Best Of Howlin' Wolf

    The Move Do Ya Message From The Country

    The Who Tattoo Sell Out (Deluxe Edition)

    Mudcrutch Scare Easy Mudcrutch

    Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps Woman Love The Screaming End: The Best Of Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps

    J.J.

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