A live stream of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ live performance at the 2014 LOCKN’ Festival will take place this Saturday (16). It will be staged via the FANS site and can be accessed by registering here.
Scheduled for 9pm ET, the event will raise funds for both @MusiCares and @FoodBank4NYC. Additionally, @Spotify have announced that they will match donations to MusiCares up to $10 million.
FANS is encouraging devotees of Petty and the Heartbreakers to turn the stream into a full festival experience and take the “couch tour” to the next level. “Pitch a tent in your backyard, set up your camping chairs, stock up the cooler, and create some new memories that will last a lifetime…help out the NYC and music community with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on FANS.”
The band’s headlining, near-two-hour performance took place on Saturday, 6 September 2014 at the LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, VA. Their set took in favourites from all phases of their epic career, starting with their familiar cover of the Byrds’ ‘So You Wanna Be A Rock ‘n’ Roll Star.’
Also included in the show, and to be featured in Saturday’s live stream, were suc favourites as ‘Mary Jane’s Last Dance,’ ‘Into The Great Wide Open,’ ‘Learning To Fly’ and ‘Refugee.’ The set embraced solo Petty numbers such as ‘I Won’t Back Down,’ ‘Free Fallin” and ‘Runnin’ Down A Dream’ and concluded with the band’s early classic ‘American Girl.’
The 2014 show took place shortly after the release of what turned out to be the band’s final album, Hypnotic Eye. It had recently become their first and only album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The LOCKN’ set included songs from the album such as ‘American Dream Plan B,’ ‘U Get Me High’ and ‘Shadow People.’ Petty died in 2017 at the age of 66.