Anticipation was peaking in the minutes before the band took the stage in Cincinnati. "Oh Well" served as the catalyst tonight, the song's dark, dirty mojo igniting the thousands under the roof at Riverbend. "Honey Bee" stoked the flame, the Wildflowers deep cut blowing blues swagger into the mix. "Refugee" was the burning point as the thousands of sweaty Heartbreakers fans crammed into this concrete crucible screamed along with Tom to the song's memorable chorus.
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July 13, 2010"Good Enough" has always been good enough, but tonight in Kansas City, the band treated the excited Sprint Center to an absolutely explosive version that is certain to be the benchmark for this tour. Comments
From note one, ï¿½Cherry,ï¿½ Mike's ï¿½59 Gibson Les Paul Reissue, was at the forefront, spitting solo after sinister solo over Ron and Steve's solid rhythm and Benmont's Hammond B3 organ swells.
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June 28, 2010Beyond the stage crew performing basic line checks to ensure that the instruments and equipment onstage are working properly, Tom and the band do not do soundchecks, which makes it all the more impressive when they deliver the kind of awe-inspiring performance like the second night at Milwaukee's Summerfest. These are the moments that remind me just what an amazing band the Heartbreakers are. Comments
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June 22, 2010"Running Man's Bible" in St. Paul was when it all clicked for me. Comments
A new song off Mojo, "Running Man's Bible" reads like the midnight ruminations of a man looking back over a lifetime spent on the highway between the centerline and the ditch and lived to tell the tale.
"You're with me tonight on this dark highway
We've run it together
So many times
We've run it for money
We've run it for music
We've run it to pay for our innocent crimes"
And standing in the last row of the arena tonight, it suddenly dawned on me that "Running Man's Bible" isn't only a retrospective on days gone by, but
June 11, 2010Carved into the basalt cliffs and perched above the rolling Columbia River in George, Washington, The Gorge Amphitheatre is perhaps the most picturesque music venue in all of North America. Comments
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June 05, 2010In a two-hour show that combined hits, covers and an uninterrupted chunk of their upcoming Mojo album, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers once again justified nearly 34 years of popular rock classicism in Oakland on Saturday night. Every new track evoked different early '70s sounds that predate the Heartbreakers' own formation, and most of their enduring FM staples rework styles that stretch back even further. But Petty and cohorts performed with both precision and commitment - a rare combination for a band of vets with a median age nearing 60. Comments
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June 04, 2010Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers hit Northern California Saturday night, delivering a thrilling set to a sold out standing-room-only audience at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Comments
Joe Cocker and his exceptional eight-piece band continue to impress, complementing the Heartbreakers' hard-charging rock set with a mix of soulful selections from their legendary frontman's celebrated career.
Clocking in at more than two hours, Tom and the band's set drew from across their catalog, including "I Won't Back Down," "Learning to Fly" and "Don't Come Around Here No More." Songs from Mojo, the new album out later
June 03, 2010If night two at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado proved anything, it's that Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers haven't lost a step over their illustrious career. Comments
Nearly 30 years to the day since their 1980 Red Rocks debut, Tom and the band brought the rock to Red Rocks, digging deep into their catalog right off the bat with "Listen to Her Heart" off You're Gonna Get It!. "Free Fallin'" provided a nice opportunity for an audience sing-a-long before giving way to a killer cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well."
Once again, the Red Rocks faithful were treated to several songs off Mojo, the
June 01, 2010Opening night of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Summer 2010 tour! The band certainly did not disappoint the sold-out crowd at the majestic Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver, CO. Comments
Joe Cocker began the festivities with a breezy and inspired set of hits including "Unchain My Heart," "With a Little Help from My Friends," "Feelin' Alright" and a cover of The Beatles' "Come Together," which he recorded for 2007's Hymn for My Soul.
The excitement and anticipation at Red Rocks was undeniable as the Heartbreakers struck the first notes of tonight's opener, "Kings Highway," off Into The Great