Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Breakdown

Breakdown 1BREAKDOWN’s tribute show is being described as “the most accurate representation of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers”. Covering all the hits from as early as 1976 , BREAKDOWN re-creates the look and sound of a live Tom Petty performance. In a theater, club or on a festival stage, it’s always an exciting, energetic show. BREAKDOWN is the coming together of 5 professional musicians who share a genuine love and appreciation of this legendary band. Marty’s ability to “magically morph” into Tom Petty provided the opportunity to make this convincing show a reality. You will be thoroughly entertained by this “southern gentleman” and a band that totally rocks !! Tom Petty’s career has touched millions of fans, earned him a place in the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame and several Grammy nominations. His popularity continues to grow with every new generation of fans and his remarkable list of hit songs are celebrated by audiences everywhere. They’re excited to be touring Canada and the US this year and looking forward to meeting all of their Tom Petty friends and followers…

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are an American rock band from Gainesville, Florida. In 1976, the band’s original lineup was Tom Petty as the lead singer and guitar player, Mike Campbell as the lead guitarist, Ron Blair on bass, Stan Lynch on drums, and Benmont Tench on keyboards. The band has largely maintained this lineup, with a few exceptions. In 1981, Blair, who was tired of the touring lifestyle, left the band. Blair’s replacement, Howie Epstein, was with the band for the next twenty years. Blair returned to the Heartbreakers in 2002, the year before Epstein’s death. In 1994, Steve Ferrone replaced Lynch. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were on the forefront of the heartland rock movement, alongside artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seeger, which arose in the late 1970s and 1980s. The genre eschews the synthesizer-based music and fashion elements being popularized in the 1980s, such as synth pop and New Romanticism in favour of a straightforward classic rock sound and lyrics based on relatable, blue collar issues. Petty and the Heartbreakers are known for hit singles such as “American Girl”, “Breakdown”, “The Waiting”, “Learning to Fly”, “Refugee” and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”. While the heartland rock movement fizzled in the 1990s, the band remained active and popular. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time.

Song List Breakdown 2
American Girl
Breakdown
Listen to her Heart
The Waiting is the Hardest Part
Don’t Come Around Here No More
Refugee
Here Comes My Girl
Don’t Do Me Like That
Even The Losers
I Won’t Back Down
Free Fallin’
Yer So Bad
Runnin’ Down a Dream
Jammin Me
Into the Great Wide Open
Learnin To Fly
Free Girl Now
Mary Jane’s Last Dance
You Wreck Me
You Don’t Know How It Feels
The Last DJ
Saving Grace
Big Weekend
Handle Me with Care (The Travellin’ Wilburys)
Lover of the Bayou (Mudcrutch)

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