Remembering Tom Petty’s Final Minnesota Concert – June 3, 2017 In St. Paul
The music world lost one of its defining voices on Monday (October 2) when Tom Petty passed away at the age of 66. With a career that spanned more than 40 years, Petty took the torch of 3-chord rock-n-roll, added his own bluesy elements, and helped the format evolve. Even as he was considered a traditional rock act, his influence on grunge was hard to ignore.
Over the years, Petty played Minnesota numerous times. His most-recent concert wasn’t all that long ago; Tom played the Xcel Energy Center in June – during his 40th Anniversary Tour.
A quick look at the set list that night provides some insight into what made Tom Petty a fan favorite. While he could be excused with simply doing a “hits” show, the set list from June’s St. Paul show demonstrates that he was still shaking things up with some deeper cuts and newer songs.
Below is a video of that show. Enjoy.
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