Tom Petty Going Deep at Beacon
Tom Petty wasn’t lying when he said The Heartbreakers would be skipping hits in favor of deep cuts during their Beacon Theatre residency in New York.
The first two shows of the run featured “When the Time Comes” from You’re Gonna Get It, and Petty said it was the first time they’d played the song since 1978. They also brought back songs from 2002′s The Last DJ and 1999′s Echo they hadn’t been played since the tours behind those albums. Covers in the sets included The Monkees’ “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” Booker T. and the MG’s’ “Green Onions,” Little Feat’s “Willin’” and The Grateful Dead’s “Friend of the Devil.”
Petty’s Beacon Theatre residency continues Thursday.