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Tom Petty L.A. club residency continues despite fire marshal clampdown

Tom Petty L.A. club residency continues despite fire marshal clampdown

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(Yahoo!) - The fourth club gig of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' six-night residency at Hollywood's 1,300-capacity Henry Fonda Theater ended abruptly Saturday night, when the Fire Marshal shut the show down 45 minutes early, supposedly for being over-capacity (a claim the band steadfastly denied).

But the Heartbreakers won't back down. So the show went on when they returned to the Fonda stage on Sunday night, and no fans' hearts were broken this time.

"We had to quit a little early last night," quippedPetty. "Perhaps you heard about it? I've heard about little else today. I don't really like to assign blame when I get into an argument. But…it wasn't me!"

Petty then assured: "We are absolutely going to the end tonight."

And that they did. "We've got quite a long list of songs for you," Petty boasted. "Mostly deep tracks, but we're gonna play a few that you can sing along to as well." Later in the set, he heeded audience members' hollered requests with, "There's a million of 'em, and I'm trying to play as many as I can!"

Over the next two hours and 15 minutes, the band tore through not quite a million, but a still-impressive 20 songs, including bluesy covers of J.J. Cale's "13 Days," Willie Dixon's "I Just Wanna Make Love to You," the Byrds' "So You Wanna Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star," and Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," and a jammy rendition of the Traveling Wilburys' prophetically titled 1988 song "Tweeter and the Monkey Man." The promised "singalong" songs, meanwhile, included time-tested fan favorites like "Listen to Her Heart," "Woman in Love," "Refugee," "American Girl," and "Rebels."

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