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    July 16, 2013
    One month ago, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers headlined the final night of Bonnaroo 2013. 
    You can now check out performances from that incredible evening of "A Woman In Love (It's Not Me)," "Rebels," "I Should Have Known It," and "Runnin' Down A Dream" on the Official Bonnaroo Ustream. 
    Click here to watch.
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  • Buried Treasure Show #157 (repeat), Season 7 / Show 9, airing July 11 - 15, 2013 


    Jimi Hendrix Experience Little Miss Lover Axis: Bold As Love

    Love Alone Again Or Forever Changes

    Dusty Springfield Stay Awhile The Best Of Dusty Springfield

    Elvis Presley Shake, Rattle And Roll Elvis 56

    The Beatles Honey Don't Beatles For Sale

    The Rolling Stones I'm Free More Hot Rocks (big hits & fazed cookies)

    Marvin Gaye You're A Wonderful One The Ultimate Collection

    Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels Jenny Take A Ride Rev Up: The Best of Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

    Paul Butterfield Blues Band  Nut

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  • Now that the 2013 Tour is over, you can reminisce with some fantastic memorabilia.   Mike Campbell's charity Rock the Dogs/Tazzy Fund has multiple special items from the 2013 Tour up for auction to support dogs in need. Whether you want to get some insight into the thoughts of Mike Campbell through his personal tour journal, own a backstage pass signed by the entire band, custom guitar string bracelets made from Tom and Mike's guitar strings used on the 2013 tour, or want to own your favorite actual set list from the tour, there is something for everyone!

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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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