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Dallas Photos and Recap

  • April 24, 2017
    Dallas Photos and Recap

    American Airlines Arena

    Dallas, TX

    April 22, 2017

     

    “Hope you paid the babysitter well, ‘cause it’s gonna be a long night!”

    Tom Petty smiled widely as the capacity-crowd at American Airlines Arena roared in response. Just as the cheers were beginning to die down, Mike Campbell hit the signature opening guitar lick of “I Won’t Back Down,” and the 14,000-plus in attendance in Dallas screamed in unison.

    Joe Walsh and company once again opened the festivities on the second night of the 40th Anniversary Tour, highlighted by a moving cover of The Eagles’ “Take It To The Limit” dedicated to Walsh’s bandmate, the late Glenn Frey.

    “You Got Lucky,” the first single off 1982’s Long After Dark, has been an early favorite of the first two shows of the tour. Even though it hasn’t been played much as a part of the live show in recent years, it’s a song that’s instantly recognizable, led by Benmont Tench’s pulsing synthesizer intro. Fans on Saturday night sang right along with Tom, joining in on the memorable chorus:

     

    Good love is hard to find
    Good love is hard to find
    You got lucky, babe
    You got lucky, babe
    When I found you

     

    Here's the setlist from Dallas. We're on to Little Rock tonight!

     

    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

    Time To Move On

    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 April 24, 2017

American Airlines Arena

Dallas, TX

April 22, 2017

 

“Hope you paid the babysitter well, ‘cause it’s gonna be a long night!”

Tom Petty smiled widely as the capacity-crowd at American Airlines Arena roared in response. Just as the cheers were beginning to die down, Mike Campbell hit the signature opening guitar lick of “I Won’t Back Down,” and the 14,000-plus in attendance in Dallas screamed in unison.

Joe Walsh and company once again opened the festivities on the second night of the 40th Anniversary Tour, highlighted by a moving cover of The Eagles’ “Take It To The Limit” dedicated to Walsh’s bandmate, the late Glenn Frey.

“You Got Lucky,” the first single off 1982’s Long After Dark, has been an early favorite of the first two shows of the tour. Even though it hasn’t been played much as a part of the live show in recent years, it’s a song that’s instantly recognizable, led by Benmont Tench’s pulsing synthesizer intro. Fans on Saturday night sang right along with Tom, joining in on the memorable chorus:

 

Good love is hard to find
Good love is hard to find
You got lucky, babe
You got lucky, babe
When I found you

 

Here's the setlist from Dallas. We're on to Little Rock tonight!

 

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

Time To Move On

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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Hannah@hannahkirby.com's picture

This was the greatest show I've ever experienced. How Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers can sound better live than the records is beyond me. Man, Tom is an extraordinary performer!!! Needless to say I was on my feet all night, singing along to every song. The set list was perfect. OK, now I'll try to calm down. Love from Dallas.
joeshafer1953's picture

It was awesome to be at the concert in that nights crowd! Thank k you Heartbreakers and Tom Petty!