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A Celebration of the Music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Through accomplished musicianship and with an enthusiastic delivery, Don’t Back Down energizes audiences up and down the east cost with a diverse mix of songs from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ extensive 41-year, 13-album repertoire, including tracks from Tom Petty’s three solo albums, Mud Crutch and The Traveling Wilburys.

Don’t Back Down was formed in 2017 by a handful of seasoned Baltimore-based musicians who share a mutual love and respect for not only one of the most prolific songwriters of our time but also for the band that produced one of the greatest American rock catalogues. Don’t Back Down band members include: Mark O’Dell on guitar and lead vocals; Chris Huntington on lead guitar; Jeremy Robinson on bass and vocals; Tom Sabia on drums; and Evan Cooper on keyboards and vocals.

It is with great humility and respect that Don’t Back Down strives to present audiences with truly authentic versions of these great songs — keeping the music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers alive in the hearts of life-long fans, new fans and budding rock musicians everywhere.

Whether the music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers has been the sound track to your life, or you’re just looking for an exciting live rock experience, look no further than Maryland’s premier Tom Petty tribute band, Don’t Back Down.

Don’t Back Down, Maryland's premier Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band energizes audiences with songs from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 13-albums, plus solo albums, Mud Crutch and Traveling Wilburys. Mark O’Dell Chris Huntington, John Nichols, Tom Sabia, Mike Ward, Evan Cooper, Jeremy Robinson

Don’t Back Down Releases Their First Original Single, Winding Roads

In tribute to the rich musical heritage of Laurel Canyon and in support of the Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians (AM/FM), Don’t Back Down proudly presents their debut original single, “Winding Roads.”

Written by Mark O’Dell and Don’t Back Down, “Winding Roads” draws inspiration from the melodic essence and ethos of the 1960s Laurel Canyon music scene, notably channeling the timeless spirit of Roger McGuinn and The Byrds. The song resonates with a profound message, exploring the journey of finding inner peace amid the tapestry of one’s past experiences and contemplating their profound impact on the unfolding chapters of the future. Join Don’t Back Down on a musical journey, where nostalgia and hope harmoniously intertwine.

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2024 SHOWS

Spring & Summer Dates are Coming Together! Be Sure to Check Back Here and on Socials for More as They’re Added!

Feb 10
Private
Washinton, D.C.
April 6
The State Theater
Havre DeGrace, MD
July 5
The Collective Encore
Columbia, MD
July 12
Summer Concert Series
South Riding, VAD
Aug 2
Rockville Town Square
Rockville, MD
Aug 11
Lurman Theater
Catonsville, MD

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FEB 11
The State Theater
Havre DeGrace, MD
MAR 18
United Airlines Rock-n-Roll Marathon
Washington, D.C.
APR 7
Hollywood Casino
Perryville, MD
JUNE 1
Reston Metro Plaza
Reston, VA
AUG 4
Reston Metro Plaza
Reston, VA
AUG 10
Fairfax Evenings on the Elipse
Fairfax, VA
AUG 11
Rockville Town Square
Rockville, MD
AUG 24
West End Fair
Gilbert, PA
Sept 18
Rams Head On Stage (AM/FM Benefit Show)
Annapolis, MD
Dec 15
The Collective Encore
Columbia, MD
JAN 14
The State Theater
Havre DeGrace, MD
July 14
Reston Station
Reston, VA
APRIL 30
Kooper's North
Lutherville, MD
MAY 13
The State Theater
Havre DeGrace, MD
Aug 25
West End Fair
Gilbert, PA
Sept 9
Rockville Town Square
Rockville, MD
Sept 23
Gratz Fair
Gratz, PA
Nov 19
Sidelines Bar & Grill
Glen Burnie, MD
THURS JUL 29 – 6-8P
Corporate Event
Washington, DC
SAT AUG 14 – 6-8PM
(Acoustic Duo)
Pentagon Row, Arlington, VA
SUN AUG 22 – 1PM
Tolchester Marina / Shanty Bar
Chestertown, MD
SAT FEB 15 - 9PM
Hollywood Casino
Charles Town, WV
SUN JUN 7 – 6PM
Ladew Gardens
Monkton, MD
FR JUL 3 – 8PM
Dundalk Heritage Fair
Dundalk, MD
THURS JUL 9 – 10PM
The Purple Moose Saloon
Ocean City, MD
THURS AUG 20 – 10PM
The Purple Moose Saloon
Ocean City, MD
SUN AUG 23 – 1PM
Tolchester Marina / Shanty Bar
Chestertown, MD

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