Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Dallas, TX
08:00 PM

Concert Review by
Paul Ridenour email

The wife and I have seen Tom Petty before.  He is always fantastic.  I had heard that Stevie Nicks was appearing at some of his concerts and friend Glen Farris asked me if I thought she would show up.  I didn't think so and didn't give it much thought.  I didn't mention it to the wife either.  When Tom Petty introduced the band's "little sister Stevie Nicks," my wife and I along with the entire audience went nuts.  I love Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac but have never seen her or them in concert.  Steve sang her hit duet with Petty and sang on other songs as the lead or as background vocals.  I was blown away.  She looked great.

It was great when he did the Traveling Wilbury's song Handle With Care.  The singers who sang the parts of George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison did a great job.

Tom didn't do a lot of the songs I wanted him to like The Waiting, You Got Lucky, Breakdown, Here Comes My Girl, Into The Great Wide Open, Don't Do Me Like That, Something In The Air, and Yer So Bad.

I thought that the encore was a bit weak.

Sitting a few seats down on our row was newscaster Karen Borta I believe.  She is a Dallas CBS evening news anchor with Tracy Rowlett.  You tell me.

Set List  (not 100% correct)

Listen To Her Heart
You Don't Know How It Feels
I Won't Back Down
Free Fallin'
Saving Grace (New CD)
Mary Janeís Last Dance
I'm a Man  (a Yardbird's tune)
Oh Well (a Fleetwood Mac tune before Stevie Nicks joined the band)
Handle With Care (a Traveling Wilbury's tune mainly sung by George Harrison)
Introduction of band members and Stevie Nicks
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (with Stevie Nicks)
I Need To Know (with Stevie Nicks)
Crawlin' Back To You or Melinda
Square One (new CD)
Insider (with Steve Nicks)
Learning to Fly  (background vocals by Steve Nicks)
Donít Come Around Here No More (background vocals by Steve Nicks)
Runnin' Down a Dream


You Wreck Me
Mystic Eyes
American Girl (background vocals by Steve Nicks)

Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty

Karen Borta?

Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty

Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty