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Published: 2014/08/10

Tom Petty Covers The Grateful Dead at Outside Lands

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers took to the stage last night as the headliner at this year’s Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco. To honor the city and one of its musical icons—Jerry Garcia, who passed away on that day in 1995, the guitarist broke into a cover of “Friend of the Devil” toward the end of his set. Petty debuted his cover of “Friend of the Devil” at San Francisco, CA’s The Fillmore in 1997, though the song fell out of rotation after that extended club run. The Heatbreakers revived their take on “Friend of the Devil” last year as they prepared for a series of career-spanning shows at intimate venues in New York and Los Angeles. Friday’s performance marked the first time this year that the group covered the Dead tune.

Additional highlights throughout the show included Petty dipping into tunes from his solo repertoire as well as his time with the Travelin’ Wilburys, delivering “Tweeter and the Monkey Man.” Petty also worked in the hits, playing “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” “You Wreck Me,” “American Girl” and more. Watch a clip of “Friend of the Devil” above.

Here’s a look at the setlist from last night:

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Outside Lands Music Festival, San Francisco, CA

So You Want to be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
Mary Jane’s Last Dance
American Dream Plan B
Into the Great Wide Open
Forgotten Man
I Won’t Back Down
Free Fallin’
Tweeter and the Monkey Man
U Get Me High
Friend of the Devil
Learning to Fly
Shadow People
I Should Have Known It
Runnin’ Down a Dream
You Wreck Me

American Girl


There are 4 comments associated with this post

TubaMacScottie August 10, 2014, 13:10:30 Link is to way better audio. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have been covering this song for years. In Gainesville, FL in 2009 for the Live Anthology. I witnessed Friend of the Devil live in 2009, twice in 2013, those 3 were the only Tom concerts I’ve been to yet and they played it all 3 times.

KB August 10, 2014, 16:17:28

Tuba, who cares? You didn’t contradict anything in this story. They were just reporting on the cover.

PN August 11, 2014, 00:37:08

KB, who cares? They might have been pointing out to others that Tom Petty does play that song every now and then and meant nothing more behind it. Everyone here is so jumpy and wanting to point out the mistakes of everyone else on here.

pettyyaaawwnnfest August 11, 2014, 09:28:06

sooooooooooo boooring petty is yaaaawnnfest city!

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