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Published: 2013/05/27

More Covers and Bust Outs During Tom Petty’s Last Two Nights at The Beacon

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers brought more covers and bust outs during the last two shows of their five-night run at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Saturday and Sunday night.

The band busted out a cover of Joe Williams’ Washboard Blues Singers’ “Baby, Please Don’t Go,” which they hadn’t played since 2008, early on Saturday night. The song was soon followed by a rare performance of “Takin My Time” off the band’s 2010 release Mojo, as well as their second-ever take Paul Revere and The Raiders’ “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” which they debuted on the first night of the Beacon run.

The next half of Saturday’s set included takes on J.J. Cale’s “I’d Like to Have You Baby,” the Traveling Wilbury’s “Tweeter and The Monkey Man” (a song they’ve performed every night of this tour) and—for the third time on this tour—the Grateful Dead’s “Friend of the Devil.” The show also featured the first-ever performance of the Southern Accents B-side “The Image of Me,” as well as the first “Two Gusnlingers” since 2003.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers closed out their run last night with another bust-out and cover-filled show. Thing started getting interested by the third song, when the band played the Wildflowers tune “Honey Bee” for the first time since 2010, which was followed by their second-ever rendition of Nick Gravenites’ “Born In Chicago” and a rare take on J.J. Cale’s “13 Days,” both songs that were last played in 2005.

The next half of last night’s show saw a bust out of “Down South” from 2006’s Highway Companion, followed by the band’s first take on the 1994 Wildflowers B-side “Girl On LSD” since 2008. The show also included a take on Little Feat’s “Willin’,” which they’ve now covered twice since debuting it on the first night of the Beacon Run, and wrapped up with a number of standards like “Refugee,” “Runnin’ Down a Dream” and an encore “American Girl.”

Here’s a look at Saturday and Sunday’s Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers setlists via setlist.fm

Saturday, May 25, 2013, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Beacon Theatre, New York, NY

So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star (The Byrds cover)
Love Is a Long Road
Listen to Her Heart
Baby, Please Don’t Go (Joe Williams’ Washboard Blues Singers cover)
The Damage That You Done
Takin’ My Time
(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone (Paul Revere and The Raiders cover)
A Woman in Love (It’s Not Me)
Saving Grace
I’d Like to Love You Baby (J.J. Cale cover)
Tweeter and the Monkey Man (Traveling Wilburys cover)
Rebels
Two Gunslingers
Wildflowers
The Image of Me
Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover)
Melinda
I Should Have Known It
Refugee
Runnin’ Down a Dream

Encore:
You Wreck Me
American Girl

Sunday, May 26, 2013, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Beacon Theatre, New York, NY

So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star (The Byrds cover)
Love Is a Long Road
Honey Bee
Born in Chicago (Nick Gravenites cover)
13 Days (J.J. Cale cover)
The Best Of Everything
Cabin Down Below
A Woman in Love (It’s Not Me)
Spike
Tweeter and the Monkey Man (Traveling Wilburys cover)
Rebels
Time To Move On
Down South
Girl On LSD
Willin’ (Little Feat cover)
It’s Good to Be King
I Should Have Known It
Refugee
Runnin’ Down a Dream

Encore:
Listen to Her Heart
American Girl

Comments

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Cloudy Knight May 27, 2013, 16:22:54

Steppin’ Stone is a Monkees song, not Paul Revere.

todd May 27, 2013, 17:04:50

No Stepping Stone was done by Paul Revere and the Raiders before the Monkees covered it.

pm May 27, 2013, 17:15:40

Great run Tom keep NOT playing all the hits and i’ll be there.

peter May 28, 2013, 02:19:26

how about if you do a run at the same place you dont play the same songs every night. How can you literally not make up a different set list with over 30 or so years of music you have. i love Tom but damn it seems like hes not even trying i guess its one thing if you’re in a different city every night but still try for the fans who follow you.

Flet May 28, 2013, 02:34:52

Peter, obviously your some deranged fan (fan, because you took the time to post here. Deranged because the comment is unhinged. Yes, he could make up an entirely new set list each night. That would be about 100 or so songs for the 5 nights. You realize they practice before they play ? Do you think they’re going to spend the time to practice 100 songs ? Anyway, enough of the nonsense. I saw all five shows and they were epic. Great theater. Great sound. Great lighting. And great music. I hope he gives up touring and only does these NYC/LA small theater shows in the future. They kill the stadium shows. Did I mention how fun they were ?

dd chapin May 28, 2013, 10:19:03

Gosh, and I thought Steppin Stone was a Sex Pistols song….! I guess someone else did it before them….

Johnny May 28, 2013, 17:07:46

Stepping Stone was written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart and 1st released by Paul Revere and the Raiders in May of ’66 on their album Midnight Ride. The Monkees didn’t release the song until Nov. ’66 as a B-side.

KB May 29, 2013, 05:51:08

Looks like an epic tour they are on right now. What a great idea, R&R Hall of Famers playing insane setlists every night and earning their dough…which really, their ticket prices are really fair compared to everything else out there. Give me Tom Petty over the Stones anyway, and I can save $600 too…

KB May 29, 2013, 05:52:54

Looks like an epic tour they are on right now. What a great idea, R&R Hall of Famers playing insane setlists every night and earning their dough…which really, their ticket prices are really fair compared to everything else out there. Give me Tom Petty over the Stones anyway, and I can save $600 too…

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