Last night legendary rockers Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers kicked off a five-show run at the intimate Beacon Theatre in New York City, with plenty of rarities, covers and even a few greatest hits thrown in. The show marked the band’s first at the historic venue. Looking for surprises? Towards the end of the main set, Petty and his longtime band lit into a cover of Little Feat’s Willin’.
The Heartbreakers also played Tweeter and the Monkey Man from Petty’s days with The Traveling Wilburys. Before the tune, Petty told the crowd how he wrote the song with Bob Dylan. Take a look…
Other covers besides Willin’ included The Byrds’ So You Want To Be A Rock N’ Roll Star, Paul Revere & The Raiders’ (I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone and Chuck Berry’s Carol. Opening night also saw tour debuts of Melinda, Fooled Again (I Don’t Like It), Cabin Down Below, Billy The Kid, To Find A Friend and Angel Dream; showing that Petty and the Heartbreakers will dig deep during the five-show residency.
[Photos by Michael Jurick]
Here’s plenty of video from last night’s show and more of Michael Jurick’s photos…
(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone
A Woman In Love