Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Prudential Center: June 16, 2017

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Prudential Center: June 16, 2017

NEWARK, NJ–­­­–Everyone has a story and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have always known how to find those stories and tell them in ways you never tire of hearing. During the band’s sold-out 40th anniversary show at Prudential Center on Jun. 16, fans remembered what it’s like to be an “American Girl” raised on promises, that you don’t have to live like a “Refugee,” and why “It’s Good To Be King.” With a mischievous grin that seems to say we’re all sharing the same secret, Tom Petty has endured as the narrator of peoples’ lives for four decades, making this reunion particularly satisfying.

“I feel the mojo building up in this room,” said the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

Petty promised a “100 percent rock ‘n’ roll show,” which the band delivered starting with “Rockin’ Around (With You),” the first track from their first album and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” (Greatest Hits, 1993).

“We’re celebrating our 40 anniversary and we’re really happy we can be with you,” said Petty. “…Tonight we’re going to look at the 40 years like it’s one side of a big record and we’re going to drop the needle all over it.”

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