Tom Petty with Steve Winwood in concert Thursday night, Sept. 18, 2014 at PNC Arena in Raleigh.
Tom Petty with Steve Winwood in concert Thursday night, Sept. 18, 2014 at PNC Arena in Raleigh. Scott Sharpe ssharpe@newsobserver.com
Tom Petty with Steve Winwood in concert Thursday night, Sept. 18, 2014 at PNC Arena in Raleigh. Scott Sharpe ssharpe@newsobserver.com
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