Tom Petty Won't Back Down

Posted by Jess Watt on August 26, 2010 1:06 PM

The generation-spanning, multi-talented, Tom Petty played to the masses downtown Toronto earlier this week. Bringing back the hits of years gone by, he not only pleased the 'fathers' in the audience, but got their 'daughters' too! Check out what songs he played...

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With Petty's repertoire spanning over thirty years, this was definitely a feel-good family outing to be had by all. For the 'parents' in the audience, Petty went back to his first release, circa 1976 with 'Refugee'. For the thirty-somethings, like me in the audience, Petty and The Heartbreakers brought back my memories of youth in the late 1980s/1990s with favourites like 'Mary Jane's Last Dance', 'Learning to Fly' and the classic 'Free Fallin' of which he played early in the set! Makes you wonder what he encored with......
For the newbies in the audience aka the ones who weren't drinking beer, and to keep his older fans satisfied with new material, Petty showcased select songs from his recently released, blues-laden record, Mojo. He even offered up free digital downloads of the record for those in the audience, proving he's well aware of how his newer audiences get their music. 

Here's to Tom Petty for 'Learning to Fly'!

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Photos & review by Jess Watt

Btw, he encored with a forgotten personal old fav of mine, 'Runnin' Down a Dream' and the up-tempo, 'You Wreck Me'.

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