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  1. I am fairly certain that ticket buyers will be made whole. For me, it’s less about the money than the absurdity of keeping people hanging over this, when the reality of the situation couldn’t be clearer.
  2. Unbelievably, Ticketmaster still has tickets on sale for the September 9 show in Tampa. 🤯
  3. I've noticed this as well (although for me they’re still missing), but I was holding out hope that this time would be for real, because... ...of this. The delay in announcing their actual plans is frankly incomprehensible.
  4. Has anyone received an official update on the tour dates? I notice that the “Tour Dates” section has completely disappeared from the Knobs website. I still hold tickets for the September shows in Tampa and Gainesville although I have no expectation that those shows will actually take place (nor would I go under current circumstances).
  5. That’s a refreshing aspect of this cover band. Eerily, people who grew up with Tom in Gainesville and spent a considerable amount of time with Ronnie Gregg (the aforementioned lead singer) were gobsmacked by how much he is just naturally like Tom: his slight build, his mannerisms, phrasing, even just the way he sits. Also, their sets delve more deeply into the TPATH catalog than do those of a typical cover band. This might be the only TPATH cover band I would travel to see.
  6. This entry might fall outside the bounds of what constitutes a cover song, since this example is from a Tom Petty cover band...but hey, we’re in the waning days of this forum anyway, so here goes. I’m not ordinarily a fan of covers in general. For me, a cover of a song needs to bring a new interpretation, explore new depths, interrogate the artistry in a unique way—more than just gratuitously hitting all the right chords and notes at the right times. With that in mind, one of my favorite covers of a Tom song is Southern Accents’ rendition of U Get Me High at the Gainesville celebration in 2019. I love Hypnotic Eye, but until I heard Ronnie Gregg sing it, U Get Me High wasn’t one of my standout tracks. After hearing this band play it, I now approach TPATH’s recording with new ears. When a good cover also makes the original better for the listener...for me, that’s a cover. This is a decent recording, but it’s still a fan recording. And fair warning, there’s a bit of unexpected profanity thrown in near the end:
  7. Ah, well, c'est la vie. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Enjoy the song whenever it comes, and farewell, Farmers. It's been short and sweet.
  8. Couple of new teaser tidbits: Wednesday’s 10 am premiere of the song on TPR will be hosted by David Fricke with Benmont Tench and George Drakoulias participating. Mark Felsot reports that he has now heard the song, and says: “It’s cool. It’s cool....might be a bit of a tear jerker, I dunno.” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  9. “Image of Me” would fit nicely into this track lineup, no? According to Zollo’s interview with Tom, this Denny Cordell-produced track was slated for inclusion on Southern Accents when it was still being conceptualized as a double LP.
  10. Update: TPR will debut the song on July 29 at 10 am Eastern Time.
  11. Thanks for unearthing this performance. I hadn’t heard this particular extended ending before either, and it is such a pleasure to watch the band build another new (to me) sound.
  12. This thread has slowly and gracefully evolved into a Mike Campbell appreciation thread. I, for one, am here for that, as we count down the days before we must bid this forum a fond farewell. Anyhow, Rolling Stone featured this latest video in an article: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/watch-mike-campbell-play-swampy-version-stop-draggin-my-heart-around-1033766/
  13. Mark Felsot just announced on TPR: On Wednesday, July 29, they’ll be premiering a never-before-heard song from Tom.
  14. What a gift. I have long hoped that I’d get to hear a rendition of this song stripped of its “Highway to the Danger Zone” ‘80s excess. While this isn’t quite what I expected, it is a welcome reimagining.
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