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    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!

    2013 Tour
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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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