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"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 openingFiled under:
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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, 2014
Find 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:
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.
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.