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    NightDriver reacted to Marion in TP Radio (XM) Special Announcement this week   
    Good deal!  A lot of times our European friends get left out!  
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    NightDriver reacted to Thelonious in TP Radio (XM) Special Announcement this week   
    Thank you, NightDriver! Just preordered the Deluxe-4CD-Set there for 27,99 Euros. Super cheap!!! Another one for my brother, so we split the shipping costs (about 7,50). About 30 Euros for the Box. Can't wait!!!!
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    NightDriver got a reaction from Thelonious in TP Radio (XM) Special Announcement this week   
    You're forwarded to http://eurostore.warnermusic.com/ when you're ordering from Europe.
    That's Warner Music's European web store. Anything you order from there shouldn't take too long, if not on time. And you won't have any hassle with customs. You'll get the digital album download on release date in MP3 and FLAC format, at least that's what they provided with previous orders.
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    NightDriver reacted to Marion in TP Radio (XM) Special Announcement this week   
    I believe the set is called American Treasure because Tom Petty is an American treasure.  😊 ❤️
     
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    NightDriver got a reaction from Marion in TP Radio (XM) Special Announcement this week   
    Thanks for recording the announcement and Keep A Little Soul, Marion!!
    The fact that they didn't include The Woods, Little Girl Blues, Mystery Of Love, Somewhere Under Heaven etc. leaves room for speculations over upcoming releases! 🙂
    I really was expecting WF All the Rest (since it's supposed to be almost completely done), but looking forward to this one even more. It spans over the whole career and therefore makes more sense being the first posthumous release.
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    NightDriver got a reaction from Marion in 2017 Tour Trail - memories, pics, songs played   
    Absolutely, had a brilliant time and met some very nice Pettyheads from the US, England, Scotland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Russia and Singapore!
    It was truly an international get-together!
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    NightDriver reacted to Marion in 2017 Tour Trail - memories, pics, songs played   
    Thank you for the review and pictures!  It sounds like a great show and I'm happy you had a good time!  It looked like you met a lot of nice people too!  
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    NightDriver got a reaction from Mikeyt in Hyde Park Coming Up This Sunday   
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    NightDriver got a reaction from Mudcrutch in 2017 Tour Trail - memories, pics, songs played   
    I was at BST Hyde Park in London last Sunday - it was a fabulous show, the venue was breathtaking and the crowd was really cool, no pushing or shoving.
    The boys rocked the place! Yes, the set list is repetitive, but it works just so well on stage. No wonder Tom decides on playing these songs.
    65,000 tickets were sold that night, 65,000 smiles all the way. The Shelters, The Lumineers, Stevie Nicks with Waddy Wachtel in her band, and our boys - the were all top of the notch.
    I've uploaded some pictures in the gallery:
     
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    NightDriver got a reaction from Mudcrutch in 2017 Tour Trail - memories, pics, songs played   
    I was at BST Hyde Park in London last Sunday - it was a fabulous show, the venue was breathtaking and the crowd was really cool, no pushing or shoving.
    The boys rocked the place! Yes, the set list is repetitive, but it works just so well on stage. No wonder Tom decides on playing these songs.
    65,000 tickets were sold that night, 65,000 smiles all the way. The Shelters, The Lumineers, Stevie Nicks with Waddy Wachtel in her band, and our boys - the were all top of the notch.
    I've uploaded some pictures in the gallery:
     
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    NightDriver got a reaction from Mikeyt in Hyde Park Coming Up This Sunday   
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    NightDriver reacted to nurktwin in Nurk's Cleveland Pix   
    3rd batch of TPATH, This will be it for now. I may look over the pix later and decide to add a few more. I'll also try to see if video's will work the same as pix, so check back later for that. Enjoy the pix as much as we enjoyed the show. Your friend and mine.........Nurk!





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    NightDriver reacted to nurktwin in Nurk's Cleveland Pix   
    Batch 2 of TPATH in Cleveland






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    NightDriver reacted to IndigoGypsy13 in Red Rocks May 30, 2017   
    I am lucky to live here in Colorado and to live 20 minutes from Red Rocks.  I have seen some amazing shows at this magical amphitheater, but last night was something to behold!
    We ( the boyfriend and I ) got to Red Rocks on what was a perfect spring evening here in Morrison Colorado!  Hated every step of that walk up of what feels like a million steps for the 2nd night in a row.  Got to our seats, row 34 (we were in row 38 for night 1 on 5/29/17) just in time for what was another killer set from Joe Walsh!
    While waiting for TP&TH, I was thinking about how much I was hoping that the set-list would get Shook ;-) up from night 1, while watching the sky as we had already had a bit of rain before the Joe Walsh set.  
    The band took the stage around 9:15 pm.  Tom came out with a scarf around his head, that killer fringed jacket and no sunglasses. He looked to be in rare form! Not the same control that he had the night before.  
    The show started with the same songs as the night before: Rockin' Around, Mary Jane's Last Dance, You Don't Know How It Feels, Forgotten Man, You Got Lucky, I Won't Back Down, Free Fallin' and Walls.
    As soon as they were done with Walls, Tom tells the sold out Red Rocks crowd that they were advised that they needed to leave the stage as there was lightning in the area and they needed to stop for a few minutes. Venue staff told everyone that we were in a rain delay and recommended that we all go somewhere safe due to lightning in the area.
    We checked the weather all through the day and there was nothing in the weather reports.  Luckily we had ponchos anyway because it RAINED! We are seasoned vets when it comes to weather at shows here.
    Last summer, we were at a show at Red Rocks, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Heart that was weather delayed for an hour and a half due to the mother of all thunderstorms!
    After about 20 minutes, TP&TH came back out on stage.  Tom announced " I apologize for the condition of the band but we don't normally get a break!" He seemed to be outright giddy!  
    They had a little trouble with equipment after the rain. Once they got tuned up. Tom apologized for the delay again and said that becasue of the delay, they were going to do something they don't normally do and played a once in a lifetime, what had to be a never heard version of Swingin'!  They were on FIRE! Or a lot of smoke from the break. ;-)
    The show got back on track and they played Don't Come Around Here No More and the WIldflowers suite: It's Good To Be King, Crawlin' Back to You and Wildflowers. So surreal to hear these songs with the lightning flashing in the background over Denver.
    (A footnote on Don't Come Around:  I know that there are some people who dislike this song.  My boyfriend being one of them.  On night one, he used this time to go to the bathroom and hit the merchandise booth for us.  I LOVED the performance of this song on this tour.  Night one was amazing!  Night two was even better... the energy was like none other!)
    Here is when what I am calling The Perfect Potion of Herb and Nature happened! A combination of the storm which allowed for the "break" and what seemed to have been a huge malfunction of the system they use for the show.
    Tom was handed his guitar for Learning to Fly and it wasn't tuned right.  There were some exchanges with his guitar tech and he was handed another guitar.  Tom joked about the "guitar not workin'" and the crew having the "break" too.
    The issues were still happening and Mike and Benmont started noodling around a bit.  Suddenly you hear Tom say "Take it away Ben!" and MAGIC happens!
    Benmont takes his jacket off, then his tie which he dramatically throws on the piano, spins his piano stool, gets that mad professor look on his face and just goes NUTS!!  
    I will liken this to his performance of Melinda in the Sound Stage video!
    The only way to describe it is a TP&TH JAM SESSION that turned into the coolest version of Chuck Berry's Carol that I have EVER heard!  Indescribable! Red Rocks EXPLODED with excitement!  
    We KNEW we had witnessed something rare and special!
    The show continued on track with Learning to Fly, Yer So Bad, I Should Have Known, Refugee, Runnin' Down a Dream, and ended with the encore of You Wreck Me and American Girl.
    I have been to hundreds of concerts and shows.  All genres of music. Punk rock, country, rock n roll and more. This was special.
    Thank you to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Mother Nature and the "break" that the storm allowed for what created the BEST show that I have ever seen in my 39 years!
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    NightDriver got a reaction from IndigoGypsy13 in U.S. Tour 2017 [Official Dates Announced]   
    The only venue that would justify 5000 miles of air travel for me is Red Rocks. Two concert tickets plus airfare from Europe, plus a rental car, plus accommodation plus a ridiculuous amount of beer would come to around 1100$. 
    However, I'm pretty sure this will be another greatest hits tour, it's their 40th anniversary tour after all - playing Wildflowers + its phantom "all the rest" in its entirety doesn't make any sense here. So with a heavy heart I believe -again- I must hope for a concert BluRay that will never come. 
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    NightDriver reacted to Marion in 2017 Tour Trail - memories, pics, songs played   
    My Tampa Review - 5/6/17
    I went to the show with Amber this year.  She came down from Georgia on Thursday and we spent a couple of windy days on the beach before coming over to Tampa on Saturday. The only other fan we managed to meet up with was DannyMac and only for a few minutes but we had a lot of fun!
    We sat on the side about half way up on Mike and Benmonts side in row K.  They were great seats and we were just high enough to see over Benmont's piano.  We could see everyone great!
    Joe Walsh was just a great opener and I don't think anybody skipped his show as the arena was totally full to the very brim!  People just love Joe.  He's funny and very talented.  He's a great singer and guitarist and just so interesting to watch.  I love the way he makes his guitar talk and growl.  Joe had a lot of equipment on the stage to accommodate two full drum sets for two drummers,  4 backup singers and a full band.  One of my favorite moments was Joe's tribute to Glen Frye when he did Take It To The Limit.  It was so touching. 
    After Joe's set the roadies came in to take down all of the equipment and move the Heartbreakers stuff up.  There was so much equipment they had to use a forklift to take it all down!  We were wondering where Benmont's piano was and finally saw it sitting way to the back of the stage turned to the corner.  Once they got it moved up they had trouble getting the sound to work on the piano.  They finally got it or thought they did but when Benmont tried to play, no sound came out!  He had the organs but no piano.  The roadies were scrambling to get it working and were crawling under the piano and all along the edge following the cables back to the control panel.  This went on for 3 or 4 songs.  Benmont even came down off his perch a couple of time to say, what the hell, guys!!  I'm sure he said more than that but I'm guessing.  Haha!  They finally got it working and all was good.  Even without the piano, the music sounded great to me!  Benmont was all smiles last night, the cornerstone of the band.
    The guys were totally on fire and the energy from the sold out crowd was amazing!  Everyone was on their feet, dancing and singing all the songs at the top of their lungs!  16,000 people! It was GREAT!   Can you imagine how much that meant to the guys?  Some of you may be disappointed that this is another greatest hits tour but the people in that arena were happy and they had the time of their lives!  I love, love, LOVE hearing the crowd sing those songs!
    They started off with Rockin' Around With You and Tom said it was their first song off of their first album and they played clips from the Rockpalast concert from 1977 on the big screen in the background.  It was so cool!  My favorites were Rockin' Around With You, You got Lucky, Walls (Tom played harmonica), Wildflowers, Yer So Bad, I Should Have Known It and I will admit, I loved, It's Good to Be Freaking King!  The jam was dreamy!!  Tom played his Wildflower guitar, the one with the Wildflower sticker from the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.  On and You Don't Know How if Feels is fun to sing with 16,000 people!!  Let's get to the point, let's roll another joint.....just awesome! 
    Tom was bright and happy and truly touched by the reception of love.  He doesn't run around on stage anymore but he still has a lot of energy and he looked great!  He was so cute dancing with the Webb Sisters.  I liked what they added to the show but it was still kind of weird to see girls on the stage but they were good.  Mike was in such a great mood, joking and messing with Chinner and all the guys and he is just a freaking BADASS!  LOVE MC!!  I just think it is so wonderful that these guys can draw a sellout crowd to an arena when they are in their later 60's!!  And they deserve all the glory.  I don't think this is their last tour!  It's too much fun!
    Here are a couple of pictures from my perch.  They aren't very good but you can see a little.  The globes above the stage moved up and down and changed colors.  They were really pretty.  I picked up the poster at the show.  It was $15.  The t-shirts were $40 and $50!!  I did not get one.

     
     
     
     
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    NightDriver reacted to MaryJanes2ndLastDance in 2017 Tour Trail - memories, pics, songs played   
    I don't consider King mellow, but aside from that, it's not you.  That is a long set of mellow songs. However, it is also you because TPATH shows generally have a string of mellow songs in the middle, leading up towards a louder finale for the main set.  So it is and isn't you at the same time! Schrodinger's Shelter!
    cheers
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    NightDriver got a reaction from MaryJanes2ndLastDance in Happy 40th Anniversary Tour, Farmers!   
    Tour starts in a couple of hours - have a great time this time around!

    Is anybody in Oklahoma City?
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    NightDriver reacted to Dan in 2017 Tour Trail - memories, pics, songs played   
    I believe Tom said they were the Webb Sisters during the band introductions
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    NightDriver reacted to Marion in 2017 Tour Trail - memories, pics, songs played   
    Great set list!  Fans have been begging for Rockin' Around With You for years!  I'm excited!  Wildflowers and Time To Move On?  Awesome!  My show is on May 6th!  Can't wait!  
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    NightDriver reacted to MaryJanes2ndLastDance in Happy 40th Anniversary Tour, Farmers!   
    A real longshot I know...
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    NightDriver got a reaction from MaryJanes2ndLastDance in Happy 40th Anniversary Tour, Farmers!   
    quite a theory there... 
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    NightDriver reacted to Babydoll in Happy 40th Anniversary Tour, Farmers!   
    I found this live feed:
    https://www.pscp.tv/w/1yoJMBRkvoWxQ
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    NightDriver reacted to MaryJanes2ndLastDance in Happy 40th Anniversary Tour, Farmers!   
    Low battery, switched phones:
     
    https://www.pscp.tv/Aragedie/1lPJqyEnqawJb?
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    NightDriver got a reaction from MaryJanes2ndLastDance in Happy 40th Anniversary Tour, Farmers!   
    Tour starts in a couple of hours - have a great time this time around!

    Is anybody in Oklahoma City?
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