Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – 40th Anniversary Tour – Toronto 07/15/17

Tom Petty is on his victory lap. Riding high on the 40th anniversary celebration as The Heartbreakers they sold out the Air Canada Centre just three short years since their last visit, the tour in support of Hypnotic Eye. The tempos may have slowed down and the keys lowered but there were plenty of hits. Although given their forty year history, Petty seemed to gravitate towards more deep cuts than usual, while not promoting a new album. Interestingly special attention was paid to 1994’s Wildflowers which was released as a solo album. Then again so was Full Moon Fever, and both featured the Heartbreakers crew heavily (along with Campbell and Tench – original bassist Ron Blair, and the “new guys” Steve Ferrone who joined in 1994 and Scott Thurston, 1991).

 

Opener Peter Wolf strutted and shimmied and kicked out the blues jams for an extended set. Touching upon a few J. Geils cuts, but Centerfold and Freeze Frame were noticeably absent.

 

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers setlist 07/15/17

Rockin’ Around (With You)
Mary Jane’s Last Dance
You Don’t Know How It Feels
Forgotten Man
I Won’t Back Down
Free Fallin’
Walls
Don’t Come Around Here No More
It’s Good to Be King
Crawling Back to You
Wildflowers
Learning to Fly
Yer So Bad
I Should Have Known It
Refugee
Runnin’ Down a Dream

Encore:

You Wreck Me

American Girl

 

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

 

 

Peter Wolf

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Franz Ferdinand – 06/02/17 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto

Franz Ferdinand performing live in Toronto

Green Day – Revolution Radio Tour w/ Against Me! Hamilton, ON

Green Day

 

Against Me!

Red Hot Chili Peppers “The Getaway World Tour” – Air Canada Centre, Toronto

Red Hot Chili Peppers brought “The Getaway World Tour” to Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, selling out the 18,000 seat arena

MØ – Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto

Denmark’s Karen Marie Aagaard Ørsted Andersen, known by her stage name   performed to a packed house at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto.