Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ ‘Live At The Fillmore (1997)’ Set For November Release

Preview the collection with a video for "Listen To Her Heart."

By Nate Todd Sep 21, 2022 11:18 am PDT

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers‘ first live album in 13 years, Live At The Fillmore (1997), is set to arrive in various formats on November 25 via Warner Records. A preview track and video for “Listen To Her Heart” arrived along with the album announcement.

Captured during the final six performances of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers’ landmark 20-show residency at the Fillmore in San Francisco, Live At The Fillmore (1997) documents a peak time for the legendary band, as Petty noted onstage on the final night.

“We all feel this might be the highpoint of our time together as a group… It’s going to be hard to get us off this stage tonight.”

Heartbreakers lead guitarist Mike Campbell shared his thoughts on the run:

“Playing the Fillmore in 1997 for a month was one of my favorite experiences as a musician in my whole life. The band was on fire and we changed the set list every night. The room and the crowd was spiritual… AND… we got to play with some amazing guests. I will always remember those nights with joy and inspiration.”

Some of those guests included The Byrds guitarist and frontman Roger McGuinn. Roger and The Byrds were a huge influence on Tom and the band evidenced in their use of 12-string electric guitars. The Heartbreakers also welcomed blues legend John Lee Hooker, whose influence on rock is immeasurable.

Along with the special guests, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers also nodded to additional influences, substantially filling their setlists with covers including Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” J.J. Cale’s “Crazy Mama” and The Rolling Stones’ “Time is On My Side” along with tunes from The Kinks, The Everly Brothers, Bill Withers, The Byrds, Chuck Berry and Booker T. & the M.G.’s. The band also delivered classics from their own catalog including “American Girl,” “Runnin’ Down A Dream,” “I Won’t Back Down” and extended jams on “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and “It’s Good To Be King.” Additionally, the compilation contains humorous stage banter, highlighting the connections forged between band and audience over the course of the run.

Campbell and longtime Petty collaborator Ryan Ulyate co-produced Live At The Fillmore (1997). Executive producers include Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench as well as Adria Petty, Annakim Petty and Dana Petty. Head here for more package and tracklist info.

Preview Live At The Fillmore (1997) with the Peter Sluszka-directed video for “Listen To Her Heart” below:

  • Watch ‘Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers’

    Watch ‘Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers’ 

  • Happy Birthday Tom Petty: Performing Live Through The Decades

    Happy Birthday Tom Petty: Performing Live Through The Decades 

  • Remembering Tom Petty: Watch LOCKN 2014 Headlining Set With The Heartbreakers

    Remembering Tom Petty: Watch LOCKN 2014 Headlining Set With The Heartbreakers 

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