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    July 04, 2013

    June 29, 2013

    Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
     

     

    Twenty-one concerts may seem like a lot, but time tends to fly in Heartbreaker land.

     

    That's right where we stood Saturday night at a standing-room-only crowd at the Target Center in Minneapolis where Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers wrapped up their 2013 Summer Tour, one final performance before heading back to California for down time before returning to the studio to complete work on an as-yet unnamed album to be released next year.

     

    As the last notes of The Smithereens' opening set rang out across the Target Center, Tom and the guys

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  • Buried Treasure Show #156 (repeat), Season 7 / Show 8, airing July 4 - 8, 2013 

     

    Buffalo Springfield On The Way Home Last Time Around

    Bob Dylan Absolutely Sweet Marie Blonde On Blonde

    Lucinda Williams Car Wheels On A Gravel Road Car Wheels On A Gravel Road

    Gene Vincent and The Blue Caps Hold Me, Hug Me, Rock Me The Screaming End: The Best of Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps

    George Harrison  All Things Must Pass All Things Must Pass

    Freddie King Let Me Be (Stay Away From Me) The Very Best of Freddie King – Volume One

    Free  Walk In My Shadow The Best of Free

    Gregg Allman These Days Laid Back

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    June 30, 2013

    June 28, 2013

    Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, WI

     

    Rain, wind and some unseasonably cooler weather threatened to damper Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' triumphant return to SummerFest, the band's first trip back to Milwaukee since the 2010 Mojo tour.

     

    Stronger heads ultimately prevailed as the storm blew over and gave way to a thunderous, two-hour rock show. "I Won't Back Down" brought the crowd to its feet, "Here Comes My Girl"  got 'em singing and "Mary Jane's Last Dance" got 'em moving, but it was "Woman in Love (It's Not Me)" - the second single off Hard Promises - where the moment

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    June 28, 2013

    June 23, 2013

    Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

     

    Coming off a huge headlining performance Saturday night at the Firefly Music Festival, Tom and the guys didn't step off the gas Sunday at the Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center, rocking thousands of Heartbreakers fans at a venue that's been a staple on the band's summer tours for more than three decades.

     

    "Saratoga Springs, it's good to see you!" Tom said after "Love Is A Long Road," waving to the packed amphitheater. "I hope you don't have any plans to go anywhere, 'cause we're ready to go!"

     

    Mike Campbell tore into

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  • Buried Treasure Show #155 (repeat), Season 7 / Show 7, airing June 27 – July 1, 2013 

     

    The Impressions Talking About My Baby It's All Right

    James Brown Papa's Got A Brand New Bag 40th Anniversary Collection

    Ike & Tina Turner Honky Tonk Women Proud Mary – The Best of Ike & Tina Turner

    John Lee Hooker One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer The Real Folk Blues

    Johnny Cash Understand Your Man Super Hits

    Levon Helm And The RCO All Stars  Milk Cow Boogie Live At The Palladium NYC

    The Beach Boys  Let Him Run Wild Summer Days (And Summer Nights!)

    The Rolling Stones I Wanna Be Your Man  Singles Collection

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    June 24, 2013

    June 22, 2013

    Firefly Music Festival, Dover, DE

     

    The Firefly Music Festival - held on four stages over three days at the 87-acre Woodlands of Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware - is a relatively young festival in just its second year but has amassed an impressive lineup for its 2013 edition.

     

    Red Hot Chili Peppers headlined the festival on Friday night and Foster the People was slated for Sunday, leaving Tom and the band atop Saturday night's bill with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alabama Shakes, Jim James and Japandroids preceding them with great sets on the Main Stage.

     

    The band's

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    June 22, 2013

    June 20, 2013

    Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA

     

    "Melinda" - a track released only on 2009's Live Anthology box set - has quickly become a favorite on the 2013 summer tour. 

     

    A slow-burning cowboy love ballad, "Melinda" begins with Tom alone, just his voice and acoustic guitar. 

     

    "When I get four hundred dollars

    I'm going to see Melinda

    Because I've been working, I've been saving

    for a ticket to Melinda

    And I just don't care

    what you have to say

    Because I'm getting up in the morning

    And I'm off the see Melinda"

     

    On Thursday night in Pittsburgh, Mike Campbell trickled in on mandolin

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    June 20, 2013

    June 18, 2013

    Budweiser Gardens, London, ONT

     

    Canadians love Tom Petty, and Tuesday night's show at London, Ontario's Budweiser Gardens was proof positive.

     

    All day long, fans lingered outside the arena's backstage gate, waiting for a glimpse of Tom and the band and hoping for an autograph or picture.

    Nearby bars and restaurants blasted Heartbreakers' music as fans gathered to meet friends in anticipation of the show. Even the local record shop - Grooves - sold out of all of Tom's music on any format, save for an original copy of the Traveling Wilburys' first record.

     

    Taking the stage just

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  • Buried Treasure Show #154 (repeat), Season 7 / Show 6, airing June 20 - 24, 2013 

     

    Slim Harpo I Got Love If You Want It The Excello Singles Anthology

    The Animals I'm In Love Again The Best of The Animals

    Ann Peebles 99 Pounds The Best of Ann Peebles: The Hi Records Years

    Dave Clark Five Glad All Over The Hits

    David Lindley Mercury Blues El Rayo-X

    J.J. Cale Travelin' Light Troubadour

    Manfred Mann Don't Ask Me What I Say Down The Road Apiece: Their EMI Recordings 1963-1966

    Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett's Greatest Hits

    The Yardbirds I'm Not Talking Ultimate!

    The Who Out In The

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    June 18, 2013

    June 16, 2013

    Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN

     

    The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is in its twelfth year, and the 2013 edition - headlined by Paul McCartney, Jack Johnson (pinch-hitting for a last-minute cancellation from Mumford & Sons) and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – may represent the best lineup ever assembled by the folks at Superfly and AC Entertainment.

     

    Sunday on the What Stage opened up with a tight set by Lee Field and the Expressions, another in Daptone Records' stable of incredible artists, before giving way to sets from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar,

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