Tom Petty Specials Coming to TV

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Stevie Nicks singing “I Need to Know” during the 2006 Gainesville concert

The AXS TV network will celebrate the legacy of Tom Petty with a special presentation of the concert film Tom Petty – Live From Gatorville tonight on Friday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. Eastern. The network will also rerun the profile piece Rock Legends: Tom Petty on Friday, Oct. 20 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern, with an encore broadcast that same day at 2:10 p.m. Eastern.

The 2006 concert film features Petty returning to his hometown of Gainesville, FL at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center for an emotional evening, blazing through a career-spanning two-hour set that features Heartbreaker favorites, solo tunes, and a selection of tracks from Petty’s solo work and the Traveling Wilburys.

The concert, his first in Gainesville since 1993, includes a guest appearance by Stevie Nicks on four songs. Highlights include performances of such classic rock favorites as “Runnin’ Down A Dream,” “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” “Southern Accent,” “American Girl,” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and the Nicks duets “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” and “I Need to Know,” among many others.

Watch Nicks take on lead vocals for “I Need to Know”

Related: The final time Petty and Nicks shared the stage

Watch “Runnin’ Down a Dream” from the concert

And here’s the performance’s first encore

From AXS TV’s announcement: “Rock Legends: Tom Petty takes viewers on a fully immersive journey through Petty’s brilliant career as top music experts discuss his songwriting, style, and influence in this special profile that compiles rare archive footage and performances to paint a vivid picture of the man behind the music, headlined by an eye-opening interview with the icon, himself, as he discusses the creative process behind some of his greatest works.”

Find AXS TV here.

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