It’s been almost a week since the death of rock and roll legend tom Petty. Tom Petty’s music has echoed the basic core of Rock and Roll – freedom, truth, and rebellion. His career spanned almost half a century, and the music world will never be able to replace him.
Since his passing, there have been touching tributes all over the country. From college football games to late night TV, the support shown for Petty has been immense.
Last night, another larger-than-life band, The Killers, showed tribute by covering two Petty tracks while closing out weekend one at Austin City Limits. The group opened their set with a version of “American Girl” that included a big-screen Petty tribute and led directly into the mega-hit “Mr. Brightside.”
Lead singer, Brandon Flowers talked fondly of the superstar during the hour long set. Telling the crowd, “It was just like somebody stabbed you in the heart when you heard that he died.”
The group also included Petty’s hit “The Waiting” into the latter part of their set. The entire show was live streamed for fans via Red Bull TV.
Watch the covers of the songs below!
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