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Tour openers can be anxious occasions, but you'd never have guessed it had you been at Colorado's 1st Bank Center Wednesday night for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' first show of their 2012 Tour.
Tom and the band strode on stage just after 9 pm to a standing ovation from the relatively intimate 6,500-seat-capacity arena and promptly ripped into "Listen to Her Heart," the first song in a nearly two-and-a-half hour show that found the rock legends covering material from throughout their storied career.
Mixing old classics like "Here Comes My Girl" and "I Won't Back Down" with rarities like
For the better part of the last two weeks, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
have been rehearsing for a few hours each day to prepare for the upcoming
North American Tour and the band's first trip to Europe in 25 years
beginning in June.
The band has been busy, working through some old blues tunes and covers to
get warmed up early on in rehearsals before transitioning to the
Heartbreakers' catalogue in the last week to solidify the songs that
they'll play out on this tour.
Be ready for some tried and true favorites, some rarities, and a special
cover or two to keep everyone on their toes!
Highway Companions Club Will Call at 6:00pm on Wednesday April 18 and 5:30pm on Thursday April 19. HCC Will Call is located at the Box Office windows. Premium Package Will Call will open at the same time, but will be located at a table away from the Box Office.
Many thanks to all the Highway Companions Club members who entered during Weeks 1 and 2 of our vintage poster and concert ticket giveaway extravaganza. It's been simply incredible reading all of your responses about your favorite moments on Wildflowers and in Runnin' Down A Dream.
For our final Week 3 we have a rare poster from the October 15, 2002 Movie Theater Simulcast of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' performance of the entire Last DJ album, live from the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles.
And this particular poster is autographed by Tom Petty!
It's a large Wildflowers album poster autographed by Tom Petty himself!
To enter to win this 2012 Tour Tickets and this beautiful poster, let us know below what your favorite song on Wildflowers is and what about that song moves you so much. (Maximum 1000 character answers please.)
Send us your answer below and you could win a pair of tickets to a the show of your choice (festivals excluded) anywhere in the world during the 2012 Tour.*
A grand prize winner will win a pair of tickets and the autographed Wildflowers poster.