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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played their first show of 2015 on December 19th – a surprise set during Mike Campbell and Jonathan Wilson’s fourth annual Merry Minstrel Musical Circus: A Holiday Gathering & Jamathon at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Joining Petty onstage was none other than longtime Petty collaborator Jeff Lynne.

Since regular Heartbreakers drummer Steve Ferrone was unavailable, Dirty Knobs drummer Matt Laug filled his role for tunes like “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and classic rock covers like “Little Red Rooster” and “I’m A Man.” 

The night also featured the rest of Campbell’s side band Dirty Knobs, Dawes, Jackson Browne, Duane Betts, and members of My Morning Jacket.

Jeff Lynne had recently powered up ELO after a much too long hiatus (since re-named Jeff Lynne’s ELO) and had released Alone in the Universe in November 2015.

This was the 4th annual Merry Minstrel Musical Circus at the Troubadour in Hollywood, CA. This show is put on by the Tazzy Fund (tazzyfund.com)& Rock the Dogs (Mike & Marcie Campbell) and Jonathon Wilson, on behalf of musical education within the LA Unified School District.SHOW LESS

Cabin Down Below – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Troubadour – Los Angeles CA – Dec 19 2015,

Little Red Rooster (Willie Dixon cover) – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Troubadour – Dec 19th 2015

I’m a Man – (Bo Diddley cover) – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Troubadour – Dec 19 2015, 4th Merry Minstrel Musical Circus. Ron Blair is on bass. Drummer Steve Ferrone was out the the country. Matt Laug from Dirty Knobs was outstanding in his place

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers fans can check out video footage from his recent surprise set, that took place on December 19th  in Los Angeles at the Troubadour. The iconic Florida rocker and his longtime band the Heartbreakers made their only live appearance of 2015 at the famed West Hollywood club to perform a 10-song set, which included a rocking rendition of their 1993 single “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.”.

Thirteen Days (J.J. Cale cover) – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at the Troubadour – Dec 19th 2015, 4th Annual Merry Minstrel Musical Circus. Ron Blair is on bass. Drummer Steve Ferrone was out the the country. Matt Laug from Dirty Knobs was outstanding in his place.

Dogs on the Run – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Troubadour – Dec 19th 2015

Tom Petty’s appearance was part of the fourth annual Merry Minstrel Musical Circus, a charity event organized by Heartbreaker guitarist Mike Campbell and singer/songwriter Jonathan Wilson in support of the Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund. Described as a “holiday gathering and jamathon,” the night featured plenty of star power, including performances by Jackson Browne and Dawes, as well as ELO’s Jeff Lynne, who joined Tom Petty and company during their set for the songs “Runaway,” “Poor House” and “Roll Over Beethoven.”

Also sitting in on Petty’s set was studio drummer Matt Laug (Alanis Morissette, Alice Cooper, Slash’s Snakepit). Laug sat in for absent Heartbreaker’s drummer Steve Ferrone.

Last Dance with Mary Jane – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Troubadour – Dec 19th 2015

Runnin’ Down A Dream – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Troubadour – Dec 19th 2015, 4th Annual Merry Minstrel Muscial Circus.
Ron Blair is on bass. Drummer Steve Ferrone was out the the country. Matt Laug from Dirty Knobs was outstanding in his place

The band played an eclectic mix of covers and hits. See below for the night’s setlist.

Tom Petty and company have been enjoying some downtime from the road since wrapping their massive tour in support of their last studio album, Hypnotic Eye, earning the band their first chart topping album in their entire 39-year career. Petty is currently involved with Sirius satellite radio hosting his own program “Buried Treasure” on channel 27 and has talked about plans to make a new record with his earlier band, Mudcrutch in 2016. For the latest details on Tom Petty, click here.

Although most of their material is produced and performed under the name “The Heartbreakers”, Tom Petty has also released three solo albums, the most successful being 1989’s Full Moon Fever. In these releases, members of the band contributed as studio musicians.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers setlist at Troubadour:

Cabin Down Below (Tom Petty song)
Little Red Rooster (Willie Dixon cover)
I’m a Man (Bo Diddley cover)
Thirteen Days (J.J. Cale cover)
Dogs on the Run (Tom Petty song)
Runaway (Del Shannon cover) (with Jeff Lynne)
The Poor House (Traveling Wilburys cover) (with Jeff Lynne)
Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry cover) (with Jeff Lynne)
Mary Jane’s Last Dance (Tom Petty song)
Runnin’ Down a Dream (Tom Petty song