Tour Dates: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Intimate Venues, Sheds, Festival Appearances and More

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After playing only 13 shows in America over the past two years, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will hit the road hard stateside in 2013. In addition to previously announced headlining sets at Firefly, Bonnaroo and the Hangout Fest, the legendary performers have unveiled a full slate of North American tour dates. The tour starts on May 16th at The Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana and runs until a June 29th show at The Target Center in Minneapolis. It also includes a five-night stand at the Beacon Theatre in New York City and a six-night stand at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles.


Now three years removed from the last Petty record, though they are in the midst of recording a new one, you can expect the non-residency show setlists to contain “the hits” with a smattering of covers and rarities that change ever so slightly from show to show. Last year the Heartbreakers busted out Spike from Southern Accents, Hard Promises’ Something Big and The Damage You’ve Done from Let Me Up (You’ve Had Enough) as well as covers such as Carol (Chuck Berry), Travelin’ Light (JJ Cale) and I’m A Man (Spencer Davis Group). Hopefully they continue to dig deep in 2013.

UPDATE: Petty tells David Fricke of Rolling Stone not to expect a greatest hits show…

“I don’t want to do a ‘greatest hits’ night,” Petty says of the New York and L.A. shows. “We should push ourselves, do things we don’t even remember. It’s about getting the best out of the band and to show people there are a lot of sides to us, the different kinds of music this band can play. We are a very good blues band. And we’re a pretty good bluegrass band, believe it or not. We just don’t get a chance to do that very much. You only get so much time in a concert – you can’t do everything in one night. But I’m just gonna go where the wind blows us.”

He also tells Fricke that there’s a chance he may play material off the new album …

“I’d rather people heard the record before we perform the songs,” Petty says. “But I also like the songs and want to play them. If they’re sounding really good and I get the okay from the head office, I’ll do it.”

We’re excited by the possibilities these residencies bring to the table.

Here’s the full list of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tour Dates…

Thursday, May 16, 2013: The Ford Center @ Evansville, IN On Sale Mar 16
Monday, May 20, 2013: Beacon Theatre @ New York, NY On Sale Mar 25
Tuesday, May 21, 2013: Beacon Theatre @ New York, NY On Sale Mar 25
Thursday, May 23, 2013: Beacon Theatre @ New York, NY On Sale Mar 25
Saturday, May 25, 2013: Beacon Theatre @ New York, NY On Sale Mar 25
Sunday, May 26, 2013: Beacon Theatre @ New York, NY On Sale Mar 25
Monday, June 3, 2013: Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre @ Los Angeles, CA On Sale Mar 22
Tuesday, June 4, 2013: Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre @ Los Angeles, CA On Sale Mar 22
Thursday, June 6, 2013: Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre @ Los Angeles, CA On Sale Mar 22
Saturday, June 8, 2013: Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre @ Los Angeles, CA On Sale Mar 22
Sunday, June 9, 2013: Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre @ Los Angeles, CA On Sale Mar 22
Tuesday, June 11, 2013: Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre @ Los Angeles, CA On Sale Mar 22
Saturday, June 15, 2013: Klipsch Music Center @ Noblesville, IN On Sale Mar 9
Tuesday, June 18, 2013: Budweiser Gardens @ London, ON, Canada On Sale Mar 8
Thursday, June 20, 2013: Consol Energy Center @ Pittsburgh, PA On Sale Mar 15
Sunday, June 23, 2013: Saratoga Performing Arts Center @ Saratoga Springs, NY On Sale Mar 16
Friday, June 28, 2013: Summerfest @ Milwaukee, MN On Sale Mar 8
Saturday, June 29, 2013: Target Center @ Minneapolis, MN On Sale Mar 15

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4 thoughts on “Tour Dates: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Intimate Venues, Sheds, Festival Appearances and More

  1. Augustus Westus Reply

    I will be at one of the Beacon gigs. Never seen TP – way overdue. Hope he veers a bit away from the blues of recent gigs and hits the catalog hard. Shadow of a Doubt would be great. No question that Benmont, Mike, Ferrone and crew are one of the tightest bands around. Beacon seems like a perfect fit for this show.

  2. Michael Joseph Ratcliffe Reply

    This will be my first opportunity to see them, I’ll be going to the opening show in Evansville IN. Waited a long time for this.

  3. Panda Reply

    I have seen TP a number of times and he has never disappointed. Stoked for the Beacon run.

  4. bryontreece Reply

    I haven’t seen Petty since the Full Moon Fever tour in ’89 when Lenny Kravitz opened up promoting Let Love Rule. And to be honest, at the time I was really going just to see Lenny. I remember realizing during Petty’s set just how many songs of his I knew. Overall a great show, and I would love to hit one at the Beacon, but I can pretty much guarantee that I’ll be priced out. Concert tickets are waaaay too expensive for me these days.

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