The Petty Archives

Tom Petty Concert
By Maureen McGinn
Ocean City Sentinel-Ledger - February 22, 1990 

The lights are dimmed, and a burst of energy fills the air. Slowly rising, the curtains show, the light shining on the musicians. A shadowy figure appears on stage, and reaches for his guitar. The chords begin to sing out of the instrument, and the rest of the band chimes in, Pulsating rhythms vibrate through the air, and chill the spectators to the bone.

On February 6, 1990, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers gave an unforgettable performance at The Spectrum in Philadelphia. Kicking off the concert was Lenny Kravitz, who performed his peace bearing tune, "Let Love Rule," among others. The concert included hits from Petty's Full Moon Fever album, and previous hits such as "Stop Draggin' My Heart" and "Don't Come Around Here." After the electrifying performance, the audience demanded an encore. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers gave their fans just what they expected—a night of musical celebration.