Famous friends and admirers of Tom Petty continue to pen tributes to the rock legend, but last night the first on stage tributes began to happen.
Dave Matthews, who was performing at a private show at the Silverado Resort in Napa Valley, CA, played an unplugged version of "Runnin' Down a Dream," a staple in DMB sets. Jimmy Buffett captured the video:
9,514 Likes, 364 Comments - Jimmy Buffett (@jimmybuffett) on Instagram
In Portland, Oregon, Coldplay began their sold out show with a moment of silence for the victims of the Las Vegas tragedy. Later in the night they asked for another moment of silence then were joined on stage by R.E.M. co-founder and lead guitarist Peter Buck for an emotional rendition of "Freefallin' "
Following the minute of silence, Peter Buck joined the band for this wonderful rendition of Freefalling by Tom Petty. R42 https://t.co/KzRMHYGKwS
And finally, Wilco, covered "The Waiting" during their show in Irving, Texas:
Wilco cover "The Waiting" by Tom Petty Toyota Music Factory, Irving Texas October 3rd, 2017
Expect lots more tributes to happen over the coming days and weeks. Tom's daughter, AnnaKim Violette, shared her experince of seeing her dad on stage only days before. She grew up on these songs just like we did:
One week ago today I was watching my dad play????we showed up rushed to our seats????I got stoned had a beer the lights went dark????sat watching realizing I grew up on these songs????everyone grew up on these songs????????????this is real American Art made from the roots of real people who deeply love life????????my father loves music more than anything and always put music first????it's going to be healing to know I will never go a day without hearing his music????I love his class honesty and how strange and funny he is????Tom Petty is an American Icon because his heart has always put human rights first. We are one????I love you dad your songs are dreams manifested ????⚡️
4,131 Likes, 269 Comments - Ilovemyfamily (@inviteloveinvitelove) on Instagram: "One week ago today I was watching my dad play????we showed up rushed to our seats????I got stoned had a..."