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Beacon Theatre Night Three: Recap, Photos & Set List!

  • May 23, 2013
    Beacon Theatre Night Three: Recap, Photos & Set List!

    "Hey Tom, why not make this an annual thing?!"

     

    The belted fan suggestion between "Night Watchman" and "Good Enough" elicited a huge cheer among fans in the first few rows, an approving point from Benmont Tench and smiles across the stage at the Beacon Theatre Thursday night, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' third night of this weeklong residency at one of New York's legendary rooms.

     

    In a way, the heckler couldn't be more right. This residency has been exceptional, both in offering Tom and the band an opportunity to stretch out, dig deep into their catalog (as well as those of other favorite artists) and play whatever they want and allowing fans an intimate glimpse at this crack band up close and personal.

     

    Beyond that, Tom has played nearly every other room in the Big Apple over the course of his storied career, beginning with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers debut at CBGBs in December 1976. With a long history and even longer list of musician admirers, the Beacon is an intimate old theatre and exceptional listening room, making for a perfect match for Tom, the band and their audience.

     

    The Beacon's vibe was in full effect Thursday night, set early on with the first appearance of "Don't Do Me Like That," the band's first Top 10 hit of its career. "Something Big" - a setlist staple on the 2012 tour - roared into "Night Watchman," which Tom estimated the band hasn't played "since 1981." Mike Campbell continues to slay the slow-blues burner "Good Enough," but I don't think anyone could have predicted the band would play "House in the Woods," a deep track off Wildflowers. "I Want You Back Again" was made all the more poignant by Tom's story about seeing the Zombies at his first concert and Mike was at the same show, unbeknownst to him. Tonight's four-song acoustic section of the show - kicked off by "Rebels" and wrapped with a cover of Little Feat's "Willin'" - may have been the best of the run so far. 

     

    With two shows left on Saturday and Sunday, I don't know what the band's got left in the bag after three great shows, but I wouldn't want to miss it.

     

     

    Set List:

     

    Rock & Roll Star

     

    Love Is A Long Road

     

    Don't Do Me Like That

     

    Something Big

     

    Night Watchman

     

    Good Enough

     

    House in the Woods

     

    Woman In Love

     

    Have Love Will Travel

     

    Tweeter And The Monkey Man

     

    I Want You Back Again

     

    Rebels

     

    Walls

     

    Angel Dream

     

    Willin'

     

    Mystic Eyes

     

    I Should Have Known It

     

    Refugee

     

    Runnin' Down A Dream

     

    E: You Wreck Me

    American Girl

     

    Check Out Photos From The Show Here!

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on May 23, 2013

"Hey Tom, why not make this an annual thing?!"

 

The belted fan suggestion between "Night Watchman" and "Good Enough" elicited a huge cheer among fans in the first few rows, an approving point from Benmont Tench and smiles across the stage at the Beacon Theatre Thursday night, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' third night of this weeklong residency at one of New York's legendary rooms.

 

In a way, the heckler couldn't be more right. This residency has been exceptional, both in offering Tom and the band an opportunity to stretch out, dig deep into their catalog (as well as those of other favorite artists) and play whatever they want and allowing fans an intimate glimpse at this crack band up close and personal.

 

Beyond that, Tom has played nearly every other room in the Big Apple over the course of his storied career, beginning with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers debut at CBGBs in December 1976. With a long history and even longer list of musician admirers, the Beacon is an intimate old theatre and exceptional listening room, making for a perfect match for Tom, the band and their audience.

 

The Beacon's vibe was in full effect Thursday night, set early on with the first appearance of "Don't Do Me Like That," the band's first Top 10 hit of its career. "Something Big" - a setlist staple on the 2012 tour - roared into "Night Watchman," which Tom estimated the band hasn't played "since 1981." Mike Campbell continues to slay the slow-blues burner "Good Enough," but I don't think anyone could have predicted the band would play "House in the Woods," a deep track off Wildflowers. "I Want You Back Again" was made all the more poignant by Tom's story about seeing the Zombies at his first concert and Mike was at the same show, unbeknownst to him. Tonight's four-song acoustic section of the show - kicked off by "Rebels" and wrapped with a cover of Little Feat's "Willin'" - may have been the best of the run so far. 

 

With two shows left on Saturday and Sunday, I don't know what the band's got left in the bag after three great shows, but I wouldn't want to miss it.

 

 

Set List:

 

Rock & Roll Star

 

Love Is A Long Road

 

Don't Do Me Like That

 

Something Big

 

Night Watchman

 

Good Enough

 

House in the Woods

 

Woman In Love

 

Have Love Will Travel

 

Tweeter And The Monkey Man

 

I Want You Back Again

 

Rebels

 

Walls

 

Angel Dream

 

Willin'

 

Mystic Eyes

 

I Should Have Known It

 

Refugee

 

Runnin' Down A Dream

 

E: You Wreck Me

American Girl

 

Check Out Photos From The Show Here!

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ocjeffro's picture

<P>Wow. What a night. Thanks to Benmont Tench for signing my poster. This was my 50th TPHB show since 1981 and it couldn't have been any better. Great setlist great venue, front row seats!!! Thanks HCC for the opportunity to purchase my seats at face value!!! Awesome experience!</P>
ken macdonald's picture

<p>Write a comment here (no HTML please)gonna learn how to dance if it takes me all night and day rock on tom</p>
ken macdonald's picture

<p>Write a comment here (no HTML please)going to tonights show cant wait to rockand roll. hope he plays carol tonight.</p>
marcolin's picture

<p>WOW !!!!</p><p>I atteneded Night Three of the Beacon Theatre and it was UNREAL..... the setlist was amazing !!!! that fact they played "Dont Do Me Like That" and "Night Watchman" made me speachless ...... but the thing that topped it for me was Me being able to meet the band I got Autographs from Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Ron Blair and Scott Thurston ...... unreal actually talked to mike and he introduced me to his wife because of an oragization i support which him and his wife run !!! UNREAL i have photos if i could just find out how to post on this new website.</p>
jptoombs's picture

<p><strong>Congratulations Ben - a special evening indeed ! </strong></p>
dianna's picture

I'm not going to miss it! Almost to NYC.
sawftee's picture

<p>Yes, I forgot to thank Tom Petty and this site for providing the fans with opportunity to get reasonably priced tickets for great seats. I would never have dreamed I could get to see him so close without scalping at crazy rates. He knew his true fans would appreciate this type of show. Thanks again.</p>
patty5's picture

<p>this is so true.&nbsp; I had great seats&nbsp;that I got throught the lottery.&nbsp; will be talking about this conecert for a long time.</p><p>Thank you Tom!</p>
deb785's picture

Please come to the KC area.
ciannone1's picture

Tom Petty is Rock and Roll. I thought the Thursday show was probably the best TPATH show I've ever seen. First, how about the sound at the Beacon? Amazing....loud, crisp...Toms vocals are really shining throughout and Mike's solos...I swear he was levitating during I Should Have Known It. It's really the perfect venue for this band. Three tunes from Hard Promises was a treat for me since its my favorite album. Night watchman...nailed it! The Ron Blair hug, lotta love in that room. Thanks TP...yes I could do this again next year!
cbortner's picture

<p>Thank you TPATH, HCC, and Beacon Theatre for a first-class and electric evening.&nbsp; Getting our groove on in row three, center stage.....heart's still pounding!!&nbsp; An epic time with an epic band, holding more class and passion than any other rock band known to me.&nbsp; Tom, Mike, Benmont, Ron, Steve, and Scott, you all ROCK and always manage to put on the most powerful performances.&nbsp; Amazing set list and thank you for the very cool intro to "I Want You Back Again." I can't wait to see what you have in store for us on Sunday...see you back at The Beacon!&nbsp; It's a Heartbreaker's Beachparty, yeah!!</p>
patty5's picture

<p>so Lucky to see the show twice!Write a comment here (no HTML please)</p>
dgclark90's picture

<p>Was at Thurs show and it was<strong> AMAZING</strong>!!!!!!&nbsp; TPATH sounded incredible!&nbsp; &nbsp;Awesome Theatre- worth trip from CT (even though it took 3 hrs-twice as long-&nbsp;to get there with flooded roads/closures)&nbsp; - much better than big arena.&nbsp; Have seen TPATH many times since early 80's and this was one of the best!&nbsp; &nbsp;Had the best seats (Thanks HCC for presale code!)&nbsp; Loved, loved, loved every song especially Nightwatchmen, Women in Love, House in the Woods, Have Love, Will Travel, Walls ,Angel Dreams!&nbsp;ALL OF THEM !&nbsp;Never sat down- was dancing the whole night! They rocked the house!!&nbsp; Wish I could be there this weekend too!&nbsp; Hoping they'll be back again soon!!</p>
sawftee's picture

<p>Last night's show (23rd) was the best rock and roll show I have ever seen. Can't believe there are no comments here!! Highlights - Mike Campbell on Good Enough, Rebels, Zombies song I want you back again, Refugee... was David Fricke's review was spot on. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/blogs/alternate-take/tom-petty-goes-deeper-gets-heavy-on-second-and-third-beacon-nights-20130524 So glad that it wasn't a greatest hits set. Hearing them do the other songs makes you see why they are so brilliant, simple stuff done with so much emotion. The raw band that pulled me in back in 1980.</p>
patty5's picture

<p>agreed the show was out of thie world...... I had&nbsp; great time........&nbsp; best seats I have ever had.&nbsp; Mike Campbell is a gitar god for sure.&nbsp; my voice is still sore.... not to mention my feet from dancing.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
truckin nj's picture

<p>hey tom,you feelin LUCKY! .im feelin iT &nbsp;for sunday nite, PLEASE!</p>
kaoconnor's picture

Made it to NY at 1am. Taking the 17 year old daughter and friend down to Elizabeth St to buy outfits for tonight's show. Can't wait, the Beacon is the best. So many songs I want to hear. They're all love songs, one way or the other. Celebrating my 9th anniversary with THE ONE. Sometimes you get it right the second time. Love you #TPATH