Tom Petty 2017 40th Anniversary Tour Opening Bands: Joe Walsh, Chris Stapleton, Peter Wolf & The Lumineers (on select dates)
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Frequently Asked Questions
What songs will Tom Petty Play in concert?
Tom Petty recently reached a new milestone in his career with the Heartbreakers. The group’s 2014 release, Hypnotic Eye, is their first album to top number one on the billboard charts. This impressive milestone is even more staggering considering the group dates back to the late 70’s, and has in their catalog, some of the most popular classic rock songs ever written.
The bulk of Tom Petty’s material is stuff he produced alongside the Heartbreakers. All these masterful hits are performed at the show, including the group’s biggest song, “American Girl,” which is often the closing track. “Mary January ‘s Last Dance” is the second song of the evening, and another one of the group’s most popular tracks.
The band omits a few songs from a good portion of their setlists. Hypnotic Eye’s big single, “Red River,” is sometimes not performed, as well as the more classic hit, “Breakdown,” which is performed infrequently.
Interestingly, Tom Petty had a much more refined solo career that consisted of four solo albums. The most popular is 1989’s Full Moon Fever. It brought out a few big singles, the most notorious being “Free Fallin.” The setlist is fitted with a handful of Tom petty solo songs, such as “I Won’t Back Down” and “Runnin Down a Dream,” the last of which is usually the main set closer. The last major Petty solo song is “You Wreck Me” which appears towards the end of the setlist.
So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
Mary January ‘s Last Dance
American Dream Plan B
Into the Great Wide Open
I Won’t Back Down
Tweeter and the Monkey Man
U Get Me High
Dogs on the Run
I’ve Got a Woman
Learning to Fly
I Should Have Known It
Runnin’ Down a Dream
You Wreck Me
How about some cover material?
Tom Petty is a celebratory rock and roll star, and often shows respect to some big bands in his live performances. His covers this time around include a really ambitious rendition of “Friend of the Devil” by Grateful Dead.
Tom Petty was in a band known as the Traveling Wilburys for a period of time. The full band performs “Tweeter and the Monkey Man” which appears right towards the end of the final set of songs.
How long is a Tom Petty concert?
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform for about two hours.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Tom Petty’s tour?
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