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Detroit, MI: Recap, Setlist & Photos

  • August 26, 2014
    Detroit, MI: Recap, Setlist & Photos

    DTE Energy Music Theatre
    Clarkston, MI
    August 24, 2014

     

    “I don’t know what they call this place now, but I’ll always know it as Pine Knob!”

     

    The mere mention of the venue’s original name elicited an eardrum-rattling roar from the 15,000-plus that packed the DTE Energy Music Theatre.

     

    Sunday was a special day on the Hypnotic Eye tour. With lots of family in attendance on a gorgeous Michigan summer night, Tom and the band were all excited for a rare outdoor show on this arena tour. Not only had friends come from far and wide, but Michigan native and long-time resident Bob Seger came out to see the show and shared a laugh and a few stories with Tom and the guys before their set.

     

    Two hours later, as the band wound into a cloud of whirling feedback at the end of the “American Girl” encore, Tom stepped to the mike to thank the crowd and tipped his hat to his old friend and pre-show visitor.

     

    "Rock and roll lives!” Tom shouted as the dissonance grew behind him. “And rock and roll never forgets!”

     

    So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n Roll Star (The Byrds cover)
    Mary Jane's Last Dance
    American Dream Plan B
    Into The Great Wide Open
    Forgotten Man
    I Won't Back Down
    Free Fallin'
    Spike
    Woman In Love
    U Get Me High
    Rebels
    I Got A Woman
    You’re So Bad
    Learning to Fly
    Shadow People
    I Should Have Known It
    Refugee
    Runnin' Down A Dream

     

    Encore:
    You Wreck Me
    Steppin’ Stone (Paul Revere & the Raiders cover)
    American Girl

     

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on August 26, 2014

DTE Energy Music Theatre
Clarkston, MI
August 24, 2014

 

“I don’t know what they call this place now, but I’ll always know it as Pine Knob!”

 

The mere mention of the venue’s original name elicited an eardrum-rattling roar from the 15,000-plus that packed the DTE Energy Music Theatre.

 

Sunday was a special day on the Hypnotic Eye tour. With lots of family in attendance on a gorgeous Michigan summer night, Tom and the band were all excited for a rare outdoor show on this arena tour. Not only had friends come from far and wide, but Michigan native and long-time resident Bob Seger came out to see the show and shared a laugh and a few stories with Tom and the guys before their set.

 

Two hours later, as the band wound into a cloud of whirling feedback at the end of the “American Girl” encore, Tom stepped to the mike to thank the crowd and tipped his hat to his old friend and pre-show visitor.

 

"Rock and roll lives!” Tom shouted as the dissonance grew behind him. “And rock and roll never forgets!”

 

So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n Roll Star (The Byrds cover)
Mary Jane's Last Dance
American Dream Plan B
Into The Great Wide Open
Forgotten Man
I Won't Back Down
Free Fallin'
Spike
Woman In Love
U Get Me High
Rebels
I Got A Woman
You’re So Bad
Learning to Fly
Shadow People
I Should Have Known It
Refugee
Runnin' Down A Dream

 

Encore:
You Wreck Me
Steppin’ Stone (Paul Revere & the Raiders cover)
American Girl

 

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Pettygirl79's picture

A fantastic show, Steve Winwood was outstanding , had the crowd on their feet . Great music. Tom & the Heartbreakers kept the place rocking for the rest of the night! They looked to really be having fun and the set list was awesome! Including Spike which was so much fun! And Shadow People was just badass! As was Mike on that Beautiful Flying V guitar. The cover of Stepping Stone was awesome too. (A had to be there moment!) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are a true class act! Greatest American Rock Band ! Had a great night with family! ......til the next show...Peace Love Petty
takinmytime's picture

What happened to Tweeter and the Monkey Man? Please bring it back!
iamagoodgirl's picture

This was a super sweet show. Just what the doctor ordered. It was a Pure Michigan infusion of love and the finest rock n roll on the face of the earth. So happy for TPATH to be able to catch up with Bob while in town. If I had the strength I would follow you to the ends of the earth. Love from Traverse City Hope to see you in WPB
mattsiebert's picture

<p>Great setlist, great crowd but a D minus goes to the venue. After good seats in Chicago the night before I decided to go for lawn seats since they are always so much fun at Pine Knob. I'm with Tom. It'll always be Pine Knob. But the outdated sound system in the venue is pathetic. I recorded both shows and didn't even bother mastering the Detroit show. The volume we got on the hill was so quiet that it was easier to hear people yacking around me then to hear the music. So I shall not go on a rant about the lunatics who pay big bucks to see a rock show and then talk for 2 hours non-stop with a friend but I challenge DTE to replace those outdated speakers on top of the pavillion!!! Until then this was my last show there.</p>
mchokie's picture

What is it with people who go to a concert and try to talk over the music???....drives me nuts.....please if you just want to hang with your friends and have Tom singing in the background while you catch up....save some $....stay home and play a CD....and let true fans enjoy the show.
hewentdownswinging's picture

<p>LOL! And don't freakin' sing along!! I didn't pay to hear your off key renderings!</p>
m.j.mcdaniel's picture

<p>The Pine knob show was great, I almost had a stroke when they pulled a woman in love out of the stash, and all of the new cuts were awesome. To hear a 100% pure rock and roll album in 2014 is a rare thing, and you guys have pulled it off perfectly. I have always said no matter where you are, or when it is if you are jammin Tom and the boys, it's summer time 24/7 365. That is the feeling of a real rock and roll band, to take you to a time and place of happieness no matter what what hour, minute, or day it is. I felt like I was 16 years old again at this show. Thnk you for giving so much of you, to all of us, we all appreciate it. PS, Only good things happen long after dark, And Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will always be the Wild ones forever. Much love from Kaklaska MI</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
hummingbird_girl's picture

<p>The show at "Pine Knob" (DTE Music Theater) was SOLD OUT &amp; on the run to the venue after attending the show at United Center, Chicago, myself &amp; my daughter @JamminMe hit a traffic jam on I-75 about 2 miles south of the exit to the Detroit venue. The cars jammed up were all on their way to DTE &amp; Heartbreakers tunes filled the air coming from every car in line, it seemed.</p><p>Once into the venue property those caught in that traffic jam had a hard time finding places to park while the DTE staff was scrambling to find more space. Many attendees that had been stopped by the jam missed most, if not all of Steve Winwood's performance but got seated in time to see what they really came for, Tom Petty &amp; the Heartbreakers.</p><p>When Tom referred to DTE as "Pine Knob" the fans let out screams of companionship because those of us from a certain timeline still refer to the venue as such. It was an endearring reference most of us will not soon forget. With Rock City's "crowned" mayor of Rock &amp; Roll, Bob Seger in attendence it made the "Pine Knob" reference even bigger!</p><p>The show was really rocking &amp; Tom was enjoying the audience participation. As always, it was a great show!</p>