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  • May 8, 2017
    Tampa Photos and Recap

    Amalie Arena

    Tampa, FL

    May 6, 2017

     

    It’s no coincidence Saturday night’s show at Amalie Arena in Tampa was a special night on Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ 40th Anniversary tour.

     

    Just 130 miles from Gainesville, Tampa is the tour’s closest stop to the band’s old stomping grounds in central Florida, meaning the backstage hallways, hospitality suites and catering would be full of family and friends visiting before the show. 

     

    Saturday night’s show in Tampa was the 10th show of the tour, and so the band was well-oiled and raring to go at a venue they are very comfortable in, having played it five times since 1999.

     

    “You Don’t Know How It Feels” got stretched out a bit for an extended jam, and Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench traded Chuck Berry riffs during “Don’t Come Around Here No More.” After an electrifying “Crawling Back to You,” Tom acknowledged how special the night had been.

     

    “It means so much to us to be here with you tonight,” he said, holding his hand over his heart. “We’ve been playing this town for a long, long time, and you’ve kept coming back to see us year after year. We’re so grateful.”

     

    Rockin’ Around With You

    Mary Jane’s Last Dance

    You Don’t Know How It Feels

    Forgotten Man

    You Got Lucky

    I Won’t Back Down

    Free Fallin’

    Walls

    Don’t Come Around Here No More

    It’s Good To Be King

    Crawling Back to You

    Wildflowers

    Learning to Fly

    Yer So Bad

    I Should Have Known It

    Refugee

    Runnin’ Down A Dream

     

    You Wreck Me

    American Girl

     

     

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on May 8, 2017

Amalie Arena

Tampa, FL

May 6, 2017

 

It’s no coincidence Saturday night’s show at Amalie Arena in Tampa was a special night on Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ 40th Anniversary tour.

 

Just 130 miles from Gainesville, Tampa is the tour’s closest stop to the band’s old stomping grounds in central Florida, meaning the backstage hallways, hospitality suites and catering would be full of family and friends visiting before the show. 

 

Saturday night’s show in Tampa was the 10th show of the tour, and so the band was well-oiled and raring to go at a venue they are very comfortable in, having played it five times since 1999.

 

“You Don’t Know How It Feels” got stretched out a bit for an extended jam, and Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench traded Chuck Berry riffs during “Don’t Come Around Here No More.” After an electrifying “Crawling Back to You,” Tom acknowledged how special the night had been.

 

“It means so much to us to be here with you tonight,” he said, holding his hand over his heart. “We’ve been playing this town for a long, long time, and you’ve kept coming back to see us year after year. We’re so grateful.”

 

Rockin’ Around With You

Mary Jane’s Last Dance

You Don’t Know How It Feels

Forgotten Man

You Got Lucky

I Won’t Back Down

Free Fallin’

Walls

Don’t Come Around Here No More

It’s Good To Be King

Crawling Back to You

Wildflowers

Learning to Fly

Yer So Bad

I Should Have Known It

Refugee

Runnin’ Down A Dream

 

You Wreck Me

American Girl

 

 

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princesstracey's picture

Sad that this was my last show. Great songs, great night. Love me some Petty and Heartbreakers. Thanks for a memory that will forever be in my heart.
Kimparker053's picture

Every Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concerts are great, but this one was totally the best. He loves the crowd and enjoys performing. Not to many groups are like that.
smstanton62's picture

Love... love... loved the show!!! Just wished it had gone on all night long.... I can never get enough of Tom and the Heartbreakers. This was my 5th show and I would do it again and again. I would have been happy with anything they played since they can't do a bad song. Thanks TP and the HB's, you have made me a very happy person!!!