Wilco Honors Tom Petty With ‘The Waiting’ Cover In Texas

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Wilco concluded a run of shows in Texas on Tuesday with a performance at The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory in Irving. The band kicked off the first of two encores by debuting a cover of “The Waiting” in honor of the late Tom Petty.

One night prior in San Antonio, frontman Jeff Tweedy mentioned he was holding out hope for the famed rocker as Petty was clinging to life in a Santa Monica hospital during Wilco’s Monday night performance. “The Waiting” came as part of a 29-song performance near Dallas that featured two lengthy encores. While Wilco had never played “The Waiting” before, the band did cover “Listen To Her Heart” in their early days.

Watch footage of “The Waiting” captured by Matt Nickel:

Setlist

Wilco at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

  • Cry All Day
  • I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
  • Art of Almost
  • Pickled Ginger
  • Side With the Seeds
  • If I Ever Was a Child
  • Handshake Drugs
  • Misunderstood
  • Someone to Lose
  • Pot Kettle Black
  • Via Chicago
  • Bull Black Nova
  • Reservations
  • Impossible Germany
  • Forget the Flowers
  • California Stars  
  • Box Full of Letters
  • Theologians
  • Heavy Metal Drummer
  • I'm the Man Who Loves You
  • Hummingbird
  • The Late Greats
Encore
  • The Waiting  
  • Monday
  • Outtasite (Outta Mind)
Encore
  • Random Name Generator
  • Jesus, Etc.
  • Locator
  • Spiders (Kidsmoke)