Tom Petty’s Fenway Park Concert to Air on Palladia
The Palladia premium cable music channel will air Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Fenway Park on Nov. 29 at 9PM Eastern. The showing is part of their "Tom Petty Thanksgiving Takeover."
Petty played the 103-year-old baseball stadium on Aug. 30, 2014, in support of his most recent album, Hypnotic Eye. The 20-song concert opened with "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star" and featured many of his biggest hits. A three-song encore consisted of "Don't Come Around Here No More," "You Wreck Me" and "American Girl."
The film was directed by Martyn Atkins, a veteran of concert movies who, according to his IMDB page, has also given us Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013, Paul Simon: Live at Webster Hall and John Fogerty: The Long Road Home in Concert. He has worked with Petty previously on 1990's High Grass Dogs, Live From the Fillmore and 2003's Live at the Olympic - The Last DJ and More.
Beginning yesterday at 7AM, Palladia broadcast 24 consecutive hours of Tom Petty material. This included two airings of their four-hour documentary, Runnin' Down a Dream, which was directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and various videos and footage from numerous festivals over the years.
Two other live performances by Petty will also be shown by Palladia. Today (Nov. 27) and 4PM Eastern, they will air his 2003 spot on PBS' Soundstage, while Live from Gainesville, their 30th anniversary concert that marked their first appearance in their hometown in 13 years, will air Saturday at noon.
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