Tom Petty’s band Mudcrutch played Webster Hall, brought out Roger McGuinn (pics, setlist)
photos by P Squared
On Friday night (6/10) Tom Petty's reunited pre-Heartbreakers band Mudcrutch played the first of their two sold-out Webster Hall shows. The band is currently on tour after releasing their second album, 2, which follows their 2008 debut (which came out 38 years after they initially formed). The Webster Hall show was especially special, because Mudcrutch brought The Byrds' Roger McGuinn on stage. Via Radio.com:
After that, the show kicked even further into overdrive, when Petty introduced Roger McGuinn. They played a mini-set of songs from the Byrds’ songbook, including “Lover of the Bayou” (which Mudcrutch covered on their debut album), and Dylan’s “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere.”
It’s debatable whether McGuinn joining Petty onstage would go over well with an arena full of fans on one of Petty’s usual summer tours. But at Webster Hall, it felt like a transcendent moment; it meant a lot of everyone in the room, whether they were on stage and in the audience.
The Shelters opened the show. Pictures, including one of Mudcrutch's setlist, are in this post. Mudcrutch have one more show in the NYC-area: TONIGHT (6/14) at the Capitol Theatre (also with The Shelters). Tickets for tonight's show are still available.
All remaining dates are listed below.
Mudcrutch — 2016 Tour Dates
Tuesday, June 14th @ Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Wednesday, June 15th @ House of Blues, Boston, MA
Sunday, June 19th @ The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Monday, June 20th @ The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Saturday, June 25th @ The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, June 26th @ The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, June 28th @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA