NO FOOLIN’: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Live in L.A.

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Exclusive gallery from our longtime shutterbug compatriot (and BLURT blogger) Scott Dudelson. The band held down a residency at the Fonda Theatre June 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 11; the photos below are from the closing night. Incidentally, over at Rolling Stone this morning they’ve got a nice Q&A with Petty in which he talks about the Fonda run and some of the deep cuts the band pulled from the archive for the shows. Explains Petty, “Our crew guys got us lists of all the albums. They keep records of everything we play, pretty much. The way we’ve done it is we’ve gone into rehearsal for, like, three weeks, which is long for us. We would just start to play and at the end of the night they would have lists of everything we played. And that would go on the next day. We’d be like, “What do you feel like doing today?” It would usually not be anything we played the day before.”

Concert photography by Scott Dudelson

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