Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 5-21-13, New York City

Dates: May 21, 2013

Location: Beacon Theater, New York City

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Photos/Text by Greg Kelly

 Note: photos are from 5-21; review is from 5-25. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers played five sold out shows at The Beacon Theater. Saturday night they opened up with The Byrds “So you want to be a rock and roll star” and went through a wide range of hits and covers, toning it down a bit midway. They played songs from an array of work through out the years and some powerful covers, which included “Friend Of The Devil”, “Steppin Stone” and a great version of Conway Twitty’s song “The Image of Me”.

 The band had the crowd in the palm of their hands the whole night! Judging by the band’s interaction , it seemed they had  fun playing to a packed house in this historical venue – they closed the night with “American Girl.” And as I sat and thought about what an important musical icon was playing before me, I felt like I was part of a very special event at The Beacon.

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