Thirty eight years after the release of their first album, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers debuted their latest release, Hypnotic Eye at No. 1. Talk about longevity and relevance!
Tom’s most recent outing “Mojo” was more blues based and he found himself heading in that direction with this one so he decided to veer off course and return to his rock and roll roots.
Expect those roots to be displayed with a setlist bound to please, but whatever you do, don’t take your bathroom breaks during the new songs. Tom Petty and the fellas are over-the-top enthusiastic about their latest material and energy and grinning is sure to abound.
As for the rest of the setlist, Tom has been tinkering with it since day one of this tour and throwing in topical songs here and there too. Some lucky audiences have gotten Byrds, Monkees, Little Feat and even Grateful Dead covers. Throw in some Traveling Wilburys with lots of Heartbreakers and solo material, and you’ve got yourself a guitar-driven good time.
Opener Steve Winwood can command a headline stage on his own and his storied and steeped setlist (think Spencer Davis/Traffic/Blind Faith and all those terrific 80’s solo bouncy songs) will set the tone for a great night of singing along and dancing in the aisles.
Tom Petty – Vocals, Guitar
Mike Campbell – Guitar
Benmont Tench – Keyboards
Ron Blair — BassScott Thurston – Harmonica, Guitar
Steve Ferrone — Drums
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers/Steve Winwood
Sept. 15: Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 16: PPL Center/Allentown
Time: 7:30 p.m.
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