Arroyo Seco Weekend Takes Over Pasadena

Arroyo Seco Weekend Takes Over Pasadena
Tom Petty at Arroyo Seco by Michael Amico

Arroyo Seco Festival took over the city of Pasadena this weekend. With three stages and two days filled with multiple artists, the bill’s headlining bands included Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Alabama Shakes, The Meters, Dawes, LIVE, Mumford & Sons, Weezer, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Shins, and Andrew Bird. View live photos from Arroyo Secco Weekend day one and two.

On Saturday June 24th, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers headlined the festival at Rose Bowl Stadium, kicking off their 17-song setlist with “Rockin’ Around (With You)” from their 1976 self titled release. Petty commented on the track, saying it was their first song on the first album they ever did.

 

 

They premiered “Into the Great Wide Open” for the first time on their current tour and concluded their set with a two-song encore which included “Your Wreck Me” and “American Girl”. The legendary musicians are currently celebrating 40 years together as a band on the road. Catch Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on the road this summer.

Watch their live performance of “American Girl”:

 

Andrew Bird performed on the second day of Arroyo Secco, starting off his 8-song setlist kicked off with “Fiery Crash” from his 2007 release Armchair Apocrypha. The set concluded with “Valley’s of the Young” from “Are You Serious”. Andrew Bird is currently on tour with Belle and Sebastian. For a list of remaining dates visit Andrew Bird’s artist page.

 

 

On Sunday night, The Shins opened with “Caring is Creepy” from their 2001 release Oh, Inverted World. Their set included three encores, including “The Fear” with Los Lobos, “New Slang” and “Sleeping Lessons” which included a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ode with an “American Girl” intro. Watch The Shins and Los Lobos share the stage during “The Fear”:

The Shins have North American tour dates that runs through this fall. For a full list of upcoming shows and ticket info visit Ticketmaster.com

 

 

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