Tom Petty: Live in Concert
We still miss Tom Petty. We're bringing back the band from their Highway Companion tour in 2006 with a hometown show from Gainesville on the next Live in Concert.
Tom Petty's sudden death in October of 2017 was shocking. The Heartbreakers had capped a 40th anniversary tour with a triumphant performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles just one week before his passing. This week on Live in Concert, we've got a show from the band's 30th anniversary tour in support of Tom's third and final solo album Highway Companion.
The songs you'll hear on Saturday night are Tom Petty & the Heartbrealers greatest hits, like "American Girl," "Runnin' Down a Dream," "Mary Jane's Last Dance," "Free Fallin'," "I Won't Back Down" and more from their robust catalogue. We're not going to give it away, but we know you'll be thrilled when Tom brings a special guest on stage. This was a hometown show for the Heartbreakers, recorded at the O'Connell Center at the University of Florida in Gainesville on September 21, 2006.
Support this week comes from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band the Doobie Brothers with "Black Water" and two other songs from a 1996 show in New York. Talking Heads frontman David Byrne performs two of his band's biggest hits from a 2001 concert and we'll also hear R.E.M. recorded live in Dublin in 2005.
The return of live concerts is not yet on the horizon yet, so we'll continue to bring you classic shows from the vault every Saturday night at 8 pm with Live in Concert on RKR. Enjoy the show!
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