Remembering Tom Petty’s recent Vancouver show (VIDEOS)


Update: Petty died Monday night in hospital in Los Angeles, according to his manager.

The music world is in shock today: Tom Petty, best known for his four decades as frontman to his band the Heartbreakers, is clinging to life, according to TMZ.

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Tom Petty at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, August 17, 2017 (Photo:

The 66-year-old was found unconscious in his California home Sunday night, and taken to hospital. Petty reportedly has no brain activity and a do not resuscitate order, however CBS News has since retracted their earlier confirmation that the singer had died.

Fans around the world are stunned by the news, particularly since Petty just came off a wildly successful North American tour which ended one week ago with a gig at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

That tour included an August 17 stop in Vancouver, where Petty and the Heartbreakers rocked Rogers Arena in a non-stop two-hour show.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers first played Vancouver on June 15, 1978, when they headlined the Commodore in support of their album “You’re Gonna Get It!”

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Check out a few videos of the August Rogers Arena show:

Set list:

Rockin’ Around With You

Mary Jane’s Last Dance

You Don’t Know How It Feels

Forgotten Man

Into The Great Wide Open

I Won’t Back Down

Free Fallin’


Don’t Come Around Here No More

It’s Good To Be King

Crawling Back to You


Learning to Fly

Yer So Bad

I Should Have Known It


Runnin’ Down A Dream


You Wreck Me

American Girl

Note: A previously published version of this story included information from CBS News that has since been retracted.

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Lindsay is a Senior Writer at Vancouver Is Awesome. A fifth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive and Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz. Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where she was EIC of the city's top blog, earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: