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:
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’ ”
And finally, Wilco, covered “The Waiting” during their show in Irving, Texas:
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: