Petty saw them play with Cohen and said, “it’s been a dream of mine” to work with them and that taking them on the tour “really makes the boys behave”
The gang also welcome two new backup singers, the Webb Sisters. Since 2008, English sibling duo Charley and Hattie had had the pleasure of working with dearly departed Leonard Cohen when he reemerged to tour again after a 15 year hiatus. Petty saw them play with Cohen and said, “it’s been a dream of mine” to work with them and that taking them on the tour “really makes the boys behave.” Their harp and guitar skills were not in evidence last night, but they did occasionally play tambourine in addition to contributing backing vocals for the entire set.1
- Video: Leonard Cohen’s Sublime Webb Sisters Now Backing Tom Petty On “Don’t Come Around Here No More”
- Video: The Webb Sisters’ Irish Boogie
I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Apr 29, 2017.
- Excerpt from Concert Review: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Philips Arena by Megan Volpert (Atlanta INtown: April 28, 2017) [↩]