MKE Band Camp: The PettyBreakers at The Pabst Theater
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Clear your calendar: The nation's top Tom Petty cover band, The PettyBreakers, is in town, and waiting for this show to get here will be the hardest part. Thankfully, you've only got one day left – but don't be late for the 7:30 p.m. start on Friday night at The Pabst Theater.
Price of admission
Tickets are reserved seating and range from $25 to $35. Click here to buy now.
Why you can't miss it
Are you a fan of the late Tom Petty? With his list of hits stretching over three straight decades, it's almost impossible not to be. Although you can't see him live anymore, The PettyBreakers are the next best thing. More than a cover band, The PettyBreakers replicate the experience of a Tom Petty concert, recreating the magic of his legendary rock songs. You will be free fallin' into as many hits as memories while listening to them play.
Song starter pack
The Hit: "American Girl"
This song highlights Tom Petty's storytelling ability – plus it features one his favorite archetypes: a small-town kid. Fittingly, it was the last song he performed live in Milwaukee at last year's Summerfest.
The B-Side Beauty: "Even The Losers"
I refuse to believe I'm the only loser who has danced to this song after a bad day. Here's to hoping The PettyBreakers play it on Friday.
Can't Wait to See It Live: "Wildflowers"
Its soft melody and catchy chorus provide the perfect concert sing-along.
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