Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Offer Deep Cuts At Tour Opener

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS OPEN TOUR
AT EVANSVILLE, IN'S FORD CENTER

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers kicked off a 21-show tour last night at the Ford Center in Evansville, IN. Petty will bring his tour throughout North America this summer, including headline appearances at Bonnaroo, Firefly and Hangout as well as multi-show residencies at the Beacon Theatre in New York City and The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.

The band dug deep on night one of the tour filling the setlist with many deep cuts that hadn't been performed in years. Of particular note was the live debut of "Tweeter And The Monkey Man" - a song of The Traveling Wilburys' 1988 debut album Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1. Other bust outs included the opening "So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star" Byrds cover which had gone unplayed since Petty's 1997 Fillmore Residency, Damn The Torpedos track "Louisiana Rain" (last played in 1989), and a rare cover of Muddy Waters' "I Just Want To Make Love To You."

For all the rarities, there were also plenty of hits performed last night as The Heartbreakers reeled through such classics as "Free Fallin'," "Yer So Bad," "Refugee," "Don't Come Around Here No More" and "American Girl." Petty And The Heartbreakers next return to the stage tomorrow night as one of the headliners of the Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, AL.

Here's the setlist from last night's tour opener:

Watch "Don't Come Around Here No More" from last night's show:

Check out this clip of "Free Fallin'" from Evansville:

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Tour Dates

  • 05/17/13-05/19/13 Hangout Music Festival Gulf Shores, AL
  • 05/20/13 Mon Beacon Theatre New York, NY
  • 05/21/13 Tue Beacon Theatre New York, NY
  • 05/23/13 Thu Beacon Theatre New York, NY
  • 05/25/13 Sat Beacon Theatre New York, NY
  • 05/26/13 Sun Beacon Theatre New York, NY
  • 06/03/13 Mon The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
  • 06/04/13 Tue The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
  • 06/06/13 Thu The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
  • 06/08/13 Sat The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
  • 06/09/13 Sun The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
  • 06/11/13 Tue The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
  • 06/13/13-06/16/13 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Manchester, TN
  • 06/15/13 Sat Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, IN
  • 06/18/13 Tue Budweiser Gardens London, ON
  • 06/20/13 Thu Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh, PA
  • 06/21/13-06/23/13 Firefly Music Festival Dover, DE
  • 06/23/13 Sun Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 06/28/13 Fri Marcus Amphitheater Milwaukee, WI
  • 06/29/13 Sat Target Center Minneapolis, MN

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  • [Published on: 5/17/13]

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