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  • Beacon Theatre Night One: Recap, Photos & Set List!
    May 21, 2013

    Beacon Theatre

    New York, NY

    May 20, 2013

     

    Long after Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers took a final bow at the lip of the stage in front of a sold-out Beacon Theatre and the grateful crowd exited after an incredible first night of the band’s 2013 Beacon residency, the old theater on Broadway and 74th Street that’s hosted so many legendary concerts was still buzzing from the night’s performance. The lights may have been turned off, the amps powered down and the guitars put away, but the room was still alive and very much electric.

     

    Heartbreakers loyalists will point to the summer tour debut of eight songs in the setlist as evidence of a spectacular night of music, casual fans loved singing along to the radio hits and true music aficionados will forever talk about Mike Campbell’s explosive guitar work on “Good Enough” or Benmont Tench’s epic piano soliloquy on “Melinda.”

     

    The anticipation for these shows has been building since the tour was announced this past winter, and Tom and the band delivered on everyone’s hopes and wishes – for deep album tracks (“Fooled Again,” “Billy The Kid,” “Angel Dream”) and classic hits (“American Girl,” “Refugee,” “Runnin’ Down A Dream”), for surprising covers (“Stepping Stone,” “Willin’,” “Rock & Roll Star”) and special shout-outs (“Cabin Down Below” was dedicated to the Lower East Side bar of the same name).

     

    These are the kind of nights you dream about: a Hall-of-Fame artist backed by one of the greatest rock bands of all time throwing caution to the wind and plunging deep into their catalog at one of the legendary music venues in the world.

     

    If night one is representative of what we are to expect for the rest of the Beacon run, we’re in for something special this week in the Big Apple.

     

     

    Set List:

     

    Rock & Roll Star

     

    Love Is A Long Road

     

    I Won't Back Down

     

    Fooled Again

     

    Cabin Down Below

     

    Good Enough

     

    Stepping Stone

     

    Woman In Love

     

    Billy The Kid

     

    Tweeter And The Monkey Man

     

    Rebels

     

    Hard To Find A Friend

     

    Angel Dream

     

    Willin’

     

    Melinda

     

    I Should Have Known It

     

    Refugee

     

    Runnin' Down A Dream

     

    E: You Wreck Me

     

    Oh Carol

     

    American Girl

     

    Check out photos from the show here!

    2013 Tour
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on May 21, 2013

Beacon Theatre

New York, NY

May 20, 2013

 

Long after Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers took a final bow at the lip of the stage in front of a sold-out Beacon Theatre and the grateful crowd exited after an incredible first night of the band’s 2013 Beacon residency, the old theater on Broadway and 74th Street that’s hosted so many legendary concerts was still buzzing from the night’s performance. The lights may have been turned off, the amps powered down and the guitars put away, but the room was still alive and very much electric.

 

Heartbreakers loyalists will point to the summer tour debut of eight songs in the setlist as evidence of a spectacular night of music, casual fans loved singing along to the radio hits and true music aficionados will forever talk about Mike Campbell’s explosive guitar work on “Good Enough” or Benmont Tench’s epic piano soliloquy on “Melinda.”

 

The anticipation for these shows has been building since the tour was announced this past winter, and Tom and the band delivered on everyone’s hopes and wishes – for deep album tracks (“Fooled Again,” “Billy The Kid,” “Angel Dream”) and classic hits (“American Girl,” “Refugee,” “Runnin’ Down A Dream”), for surprising covers (“Stepping Stone,” “Willin’,” “Rock & Roll Star”) and special shout-outs (“Cabin Down Below” was dedicated to the Lower East Side bar of the same name).

 

These are the kind of nights you dream about: a Hall-of-Fame artist backed by one of the greatest rock bands of all time throwing caution to the wind and plunging deep into their catalog at one of the legendary music venues in the world.

 

If night one is representative of what we are to expect for the rest of the Beacon run, we’re in for something special this week in the Big Apple.

 

 

Set List:

 

Rock & Roll Star

 

Love Is A Long Road

 

I Won't Back Down

 

Fooled Again

 

Cabin Down Below

 

Good Enough

 

Stepping Stone

 

Woman In Love

 

Billy The Kid

 

Tweeter And The Monkey Man

 

Rebels

 

Hard To Find A Friend

 

Angel Dream

 

Willin’

 

Melinda

 

I Should Have Known It

 

Refugee

 

Runnin' Down A Dream

 

E: You Wreck Me

 

Oh Carol

 

American Girl

 

Check out photos from the show here!

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