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Old 08-06-2014, 07:39 AM
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers -- Boise, ID -- August 5th, 2014

You Wreck Me
Mary Jane's Last Dance
American Dream Plan B
Into the Great Wide Open
Forgotten Man
I Won't Back Down
Free Fallin'
Fault Lines
Tweeter and the Monkey Man (Traveling Wilburys cover) - 10 minutes version
U Get Me High
Rebels (acoustic)
Two Gunslingers (acoustic)
??? (acoustic)
Yer So Bad (half acoustic)
Learning to Fly (half acoustic)
Shadow People
I Should Have Known It
Refugee
Runnin' Down a Dream

Don't Come Around Here No More
American Girl

I would describe myself as a casual Tom Petty fan who wouldn't have traveled to see this concert but when a legend actually comes to Boise, you sort of have to go. Not to mention that my wife and I usually hate each other's music but everybody likes Tom Petty so we could go together.

I hadn't bought a Petty album since Into The Great White Open way back in '91 and had completely lost touch with anything he has done since then. I expected a greatest hits show where only ancient people like me would be in attendance but got something quite different. The hotties who must have been barely old enough to drink sitting next to me were the most obvious sign that Tom appeals to all ages. Petty played a lot of new songs and not near as many hits as I was expecting. I guess he has confidence in his new album since he mentioned this new album was the first one he ever did that went to #1 on Billboard. I found that amazing but I will take his word for it.

There was too much acoustic stuff for me but I really liked the Traveling Wilburys song he did before all the acoustic stuff started. The new stuff sounded good, Petty did the cool thing of giving away his new album to all ticket buyers and I wish I would have listened to it before this concert and I will definitely give it a chance now. The songs are longer than his older stuff but in a good way, giving Campbell more room to solo is usually a good thing.

The whole band sounded good and fortunately with the singing style he has, Petty's old age doesn't affect it drastically, not like Rush where Geddy really has trouble singing live now. The show was long, maybe 2.5 hours. It's good to see a group giving their all, even if I think it actually should have been shortened a little bit.

So to sum up my long review, I would actually not recommend this tour to the casual fan who only wants to hear the old hits. Listen to his new album and definitely go if you like it. Fortunately I like what I have heard of it so I enjoyed the show.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:18 AM
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Yeah, I heard two tracks of it on the radio, and I quite liked them.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:11 AM
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Too much acoustic bullshit.

Yes, Geddy can't hit the high notes but he sounds great every time I see him. Not sure why everyone rips on his voice. I saw Tom only once and I think Geddy buries him as a live singer. Just from my experiences, no big deal.
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Never liked Tom Petty, only song I've ever been into is Don't Do Me Like That. Speaking of, why the heck isn't it on here?
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:40 AM
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Never liked Tom Petty, only song I've ever been into is Don't Do Me Like That. Speaking of, why the heck isn't it on here?
Because he wants to ram a bunch of new stuff down people's throats.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:30 PM
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Because he wants to ram a bunch of new stuff down people's throats.
The new album has twelve songs and he played five of them. Not exactly shoving it down people's throats. The new album did go to number one on the billboard charts. So, it seems the fans do have interest in the new material and i'm sure as the tour goes on, more songs will get played from it because of that.

Surprisingly, Don't Do Me Like That isn't a song they play that often. I can't figure out why someone would only like that song and not be a fan of Petty's other material though.
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Thanks for the review mate. I was contemplating going to this show but now I just saved myself some $$$'s.
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Never liked Tom Petty, only song I've ever been into is Don't Do Me Like That. Speaking of, why the heck isn't it on here?
Just buy the Tom Petty Greatest Hits album and you're pretty much set for life.

But goddamn is that greatest hits album fantastic. One of the very few ones I return to repeatedly as time goes on, along with Singles by New Order and that CCR one.
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Just buy the Tom Petty Greatest Hits album and you're pretty much set for life.

But goddamn is that greatest hits album fantastic. One of the very few ones I return to repeatedly as time goes on, along with Singles by New Order and that CCR one.
Yes, I never get sick of the Tom Petty hits. They are just great songs.
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I can't stand songs like Free Fallin', I Won't Back Down, Learning To Fly, and Refugee. American Girl is ok, but just in general his music isn't my cup of tea.
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