Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Opened Final Tour With Rarity

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Petty and drummer Steve Ferrone during “You Wreck Me” on the tour’s opening night

The 40th Anniversary Tour of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers opened at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City on a April 20, 2017, with a 21-song set that included both greatest hits as well as deep catalog tracks from the band’s albums and Petty’s solo releases.

The celebratory tour ultimately ran for 56 performances, though it spanned just three countries.

And it all began on a Thursday night in Oklahoma, with “Rockin’ Around (With You),” the opening track on the band’s self-titled 1976 debut album. According to, the last time the song was played by the band in concert was in 1983.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Oklahoma City, April 20, 2017 Setlist
Rockin’ Around (With You)
Mary Jane’s Last Dance
You Don’t Know How It Feels
Forgotten Man
You Got Lucky
I Won’t Back Down
Free Fallin’
American Dream Plan B

Watch “Walls,” a mid-set highlight

It’s Good to Be King
Don’t Come Around Here No More
Something Good Coming
Time to Move On
Learning to Fly
Yer So Bad
I Should Have Known It
Runnin’ Down a Dream

Watch the band perform “Refugee” and “Runnin’ Down a Dream” at the Oklahoma City show

You Wreck Me
American Girl

The Heartbreakers returned to the stage for two songs, accompanied by a huge ovation from the appreciative audience.

Watch “You Wreck Me”

Following another rousing ovation, the band closed with “American Girl.”

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Opening the show, as he did on many of the dates, was Joe Walsh. He delivered a compact eight-song mini-set that featured “Take It to the Limit,” which he performed as a tribute to his late bandmate Glenn Frey, as well as “Funk #49” from his James Gang days and solo favorites like “Rocky Mountain Way” and “Life’s Been Good.”

Watch Joe Walsh perform “Turn to Stone”

Joe Walsh Oklahoma City Set List
Ordinary Average Guy
Mother Says
Take it to the Limit [Tribute to Glenn Frey]
Turn to Stone
In the City
Funk #49
Life’s Been Good
Rocky Mountain Way

Related: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ final concert

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  1. Patty
    #1 Patty 21 April, 2021, 11:10

    I was there opening night in Oklahoma City. It was epic!

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  2. zstrongz
    #2 zstrongz 27 April, 2021, 14:12

    The rarity in the set was “American Dream Plan B” played once…. and never again.

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