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    August 26, 2014

    United Center
    Chicago, IL
    August 23, 2014

     

    It’s so cool to see how the audience reacts when they recognize a song.

     

    At the United Center in Chicago on Saturday night, it only took hearing those three familiar guitar licks from Mike Campbell for fans to scream with approval at the beginning of “I Won’t Back Down.”

     

    A lot of Tom’s songs are like that. Whether big rock anthems or acoustic ballads, these songs are familiar to us, engrained in the soundtrack of our lives.

     

    So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n Roll Star (The Byrds cover)
    Mary Jane's Last Dance
    Baby Please Don’t Go (Big Joe Williams cover)

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    August 26, 2014

    Around 4 pm every show day, Steve Winwood and his band sound check onstage.

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    August 22, 2014

    The Heartbreakers are a crack blues band.

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    August 21, 2014

    "Saturday night, and time for a little rock 'n roll!"

     

    With that, Tom Petty tore into the rollicking guitar riff for Chuck Berry's "Carol," the first surprise of the band's second night at the sold-out Comcast Center outside Boston. Typically slotted for encores, "Carol" appearing in the first half of the show should have served as a not-so-subtle hint that Tom and the band were ready to rock.

     

    My Morning Jacket once again got the night off on the right foot, opening with the gorgeous "The Way That He Sings." An epic "Gideon" followed, but the highlight of Jim James and company's opening

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    August 19, 2014

    The new songs are taking hold.

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    August 18, 2014

    There’s nothing like big amphitheater sing-a-longs.

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    August 15, 2014

    Canadians love Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

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    August 15, 2014

    Moda Center at Rose Quarter
    Portland, OR
    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

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  • 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.

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    August 11, 2014

    Outside Lands Festival
    San Francisco, CA
    August 9, 2014

     

    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

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