TOM PETTY: Benmont Always Thinks It's the Last Dance

Back in December, Tom Petty told Rolling Stone that his upcoming 40th anniversary tour "may be the last trip around the country" for him and the Heartbreakers, while leaving open the possibility of doing some future shows with a less demanding schedule.

At Friday's MusiCares tribute to Petty, he was asked Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench whether he expects this to be their final big tour.

“The honest truth is I have thought every tour at least since our fourth record has been the last. I honestly have.”

And what can fans expect to hear at the shows this time around?

“We haven’t started rehearsing, so I don’t really know what’s going to happen. I just want to play a bunch of songs that we don’t always play, because he’s got so many good songs. And the casual fans, God bless ‘em, who come out and want to hear the hits, I think they deserve to hear some stuff they haven’t heard before that they might be really excited about.”

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