Less than one week before he entered cardiac arrest, Tom Petty played what proved to be his final show ever.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers took the stage at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on September 25, and put an end to their extensive 53-date tour. It started back in late April and was the band’s longest since 2002.
Like always, Petty and the band ended the show with a resounding rendition of “American Girl” to the approval of fans.
“Thank you so much!” Petty said after the final song. “Thank you, God bless ya! Goodnight!” He took a bow with his band mates, signed a few autographs and exited the stage.
Watch a video of the performance of the final song below:
Petty told Rolling Stone that before the tour started, he’d be “disappointed” if he were a fan and the band didn’t play “American Girl” or “Free Fallin’.”
“But I want to continue with the vibe we had at the (2013) theater shows where we represented plenty of popular songs, but also give the longtime fans some really deep stuff, and we can change the show as much as we want from night to night,” Petty said during the interview.
Here’s the setlist from the final show of his tour, according to Setlist.fm:
1. Rockin’ Around (With You)
2. Mary Jane’s Last Dance
3. You Don’t Know How It Feels
4. Forgotten Man
5. I Won’t Back Down
6. Free Fallin’
8. Don’t Come Around Here No More
9. It’s Good to Be King
10. Crawling Back to You
12. Learning to Fly
13. Yer So Bad
14. I Should Have Known It
16. Runnin’ Down a Dream
17. You Wreck Me
18. American Girl
Petty died at the age of 66 on Monday after entering “full cardiac arrest.” He was found unconscious and wasn’t breathing at his home in Malibu, California one day prior. TMZ reported that emergency personnel who rushed to the scene were unable to find a pulse on Petty, and his condition was critical as he was transported to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital. He was later taken off life support at the hospital and died hours later.
Tony Dimitriade, Petty’s manager, released a statement on behalf of his family saying he passed away peacefully at 11:40 p.m. Eastern with his family members, band members and friends at his side.
Watch more performances from what could be his last-ever show in the videos recorded by fans below: