Westwood One broadcasts Gainesville show

The Westwood One radio network aired a tape-delayed simulcast of Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker’s concert from Gainesville, FL, Thursday night. As expected, Stevie Nicks made a guest appearance, performing Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, I Need to Know, and Insider. She also sang backup on Southern Accents, Don’t Come Around Here No More, You Wreck Me, and American Girl.

Thursday night’s performance was recorded for an upcoming TV special and DVD release. (Photo by Tracy Wilcox/Gainesville Sun)

For additional coverage of this concert, visit The Independent Florida Alligator.

Downloads:

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
I Need to Know
Insider (this file has been slightly edited)

The following stations will be rebroadcasting the concert:

Milwaukee WKLH
www.wklh.com
Friday, 9/22
6pm CST

Chicago WXRT
www.93xrt.com/pages/65593.php?
Sunday, 9/24
8pm CST

San Francisco KFOG
www.kfog.com
Wednesday, 9/27 (90 min show)
Sunday, 10/1 (90 min show)

Westwood One to broadcast Petty concert

The Westwood One Radio Network will present Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers live Thursday, September 21, 2006 from Petty’s hometown of Gainesville, FL. The exclusive live two-hour broadcast begins at 9:00 p.m. EST and will feature songs from the band’s latest release Highway Companion and classic hits from their prolific 30-year career.

Stevie Nicks is expected to perform at this concert, according to Nicks’ official website.

Stations airing the live broadcast include WAXQ-FM New York, KLOS-FM Los Angeles, WXRT-FM Chicago, WMGK-FM Philadelphia, WZLX-FM Boston, KFOG-FM San Francisco, WZGC-FM Atlanta, WCSX-FM Detroit, and KKRW-FM Houston.

The concert will be filmed for a future television special and DVD release.

Stevie to resume tour with Tom Petty

Stevie is expected to make appearances at the following Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers shows, according to The Nicks Fix:

  • Sep-21 Gainesville, FL*
  • Sep-22 Atlanta, GA
  • Sep-26 Los Angeles, CA
  • Sep-27 San Diego, CA
  • Sep-29 Berkeley, CA
  • Sep-30 Berkeley, CA
  • Oct-04 Glendale, AZ

*Petty’s sold out Gainesville show will reportedly be videotaped for a future documentary and DVD release.

Petty show reviewed in new Rolling Stone

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ July 29th concert in Ridgefield, WA, where Stevie Nicks was a guest performer, is reviewed in the August 24th issue of Rolling Stone (RS1007).

Excerpt: 

RS Reviews
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Clark County Amphitheatre
Ridgefield, WA
July 29, 2006

The Heartbreakers tear through the classics and future hits 

“After tearing through the Yardbirds’ I’m A Man and the Traveling Wilburys’Handle With Care, Petty took a moment to introduce the Heartbreakers – and, almost as an afterthought, “honorary member” Stevie Nicks. Cue crowd going bananas. The lace-clad Nicks romped onstage for a killer Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, then took lead vocals for I Need to Know. (“You haven’t heard this song until you’ve heard Stevie do it”, Petty said, and he was right.) The show’s most thrilling moment, Don’t Come Around Here No More, with Nicks on backing vocals and tambourine, ended in a crashing, surreally strobelit jam with both Petty and Nicks thrashing like teenagers. In that moment, their silky blond hair flying, flash-frozen in the strobe’s white light, they seemed both timeless and immediate, classic and forever young.”

Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty in Rolling Stone

Stevie Nicks is pictured in concert with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in the July 13-17, 2006 issue of Rolling Stone. The picture accompanies a feature on Petty’s latest CD Highway Companion, forthcoming documentary, and last “all-out” concert tour.

Highway Companions hit the road

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers kicked off their much-anticipated Highway Companion Tour at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday night. Petty’s first ‘companion’ of the tour was Stevie Nicks who shared the stage with him and the Heartbreakers, singing familiar favorites, which included Nicks and Petty’s duets “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” and “Insider.”

Nicks will accompany the Highway Companion Tour for the first eight shows from June 9th to June 21. Pearl Jam and supporting act Trey Anastasio will also join the tour this summer.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

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