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Jun 05 2010
Oakland, CA
Oracle Arena

Tom 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.

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 this month, continue to evolve as the band hones the live interpretation of their most recent studio masterpiece. While Mike Campbell's guitar playing is at the forefront of these blues-based gems, it's the nuanced interplay between the entire group that ultimately shapes how these songs come alive.

Oakland was the first indoor concert of the tour and so tonight was also the debut of the band's full light and stage production. Laser lights enhance the etherealness of "First Flash of Freedom," a new song off Mojo penned by Petty and Campbell. Six enormous flat screens above the stage give the crowd an up-close view of the band normally afforded only to those in the first few rows.

With three shows in the books, the 2010 Mojo summer tour is off to a fast and exciting start. Check back often at TomPetty.com for tour updates including photos, show recaps and more!

 

General
2010-06-05T00:00:00-07:00
CA
Oakland
Oracle Arena
Country: 
US
venue_loc_latitude: 
37.804364
venue_loc_longitude: 
-122.271114
Tour Tracks: 
Jefferson Jericho Blues
First Flash Of Freedom
Running Man's Bible
Good Enough
Breakdown
Mystic Eyes
American Girl
Oh Well
Listen to Her Heart
Kings Highway
Don't Come Around Here No More
Free Fallin'
I Won't Back Down
Mary Jane's Last Dance
Runnin' Down A Dream
Learning To Fly
Drivin' Down To Georgia

Comments

gjturner628's picture

OMG!!! I WISHED I HAD SEEN THESE POSTS EARLIER! THE HORRIBLE PEOPLE WERE RIGHT BEHIND US!!! WE WERE POKED AND PRODDED BY THESE WRETCHED FOLKS!!! MY DAUGHTER HAD PURCHASED OUR TICKETS AS A SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PRESENT!!! IT PUT A HUGE DAMPER ON OUR ENJOYMENT OF THE CONCERT! THEY EVEN CONVINCED AN USHER TO MAKE US SIT DOWN OR LEAVE. FORTUNATELY FOR US, PROBABLY THE SAME USHER WHO HELPED THE OTHER PEOPLE, FOUND US A DIFFERENT SPOT!! FUNNY THING THE OLD JERKS ONLY KNEW A COUPLE SONGS. WHAT KIND OF FAN IS THAT? REALLY?! LONG TIME PETTY FAN!!
pettylover96's picture

So yeah like im totally 13 and i was in section 105 which sucked cuz that was basically the old people section and so i couldnt stand up and dance to my husbands music cuz they were all old and stuff and yeah you know i wouldnt felt bad cuz like theyre old :P But yeah that show was totally awesome and im so head over heels in love with Tom :D Too bad we have a 46 age difference :( lol Hopefully i get to see him again and hopefully i wont be stuck next to a whole bunch o old people again :D Not that i dont like old ppl i mean im in love with one :P
labsnabys's picture

This was my second Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers show, and the first with my husband who is a long-time fan and turned me on to Petty when we started dating. What a thrill! We loved every minute of the show and wish we could do it all over again.
humboldtnicki's picture

This is definitive proof that great times are to be had watching Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
humboldtnicki's picture

I cried during Learning to Fly... Now when I hear it it makes me tear up...
humboldtnicki's picture

I thought it was a great show. I had the best time, I would love to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in a smaller venue, but I still loved it. I just want to say a big thank you from your fans in Humboldt County California, It was spectacular.
Anonymous's picture

You are all going to love the new show and songs. I took my son to the Oakland concert so he could hear REAL music. Tom and the Heartbreakers did not disappoint. Had a great time. Thanks!!!
tamo747's picture

To the guy in section 110, 109 was not much better. I don't know what happened to the people in that corner, but, hello, you are at a rock concert, not the Lawrence Welk Show. You would think they were listening to a college lecture or something. Anyway, there were a few of us who decided to stand up and groove...this was my first TP concert and hopefully not my last. Awesome.
timhonan's picture

On the floor. Row 16 right in the middle. Life is good.
ryrusch524's picture

I definitely agree with the guy in section 110. Jeff 456 should have given his ticket up.. if Petty's music doesn't inspire you to get off your butt and dance you shouldn't have been there!!! I know plenty of people who would have loved to be there standing up rockin the same way Tom Petty was on stage that Saturday night, ill bet my last dollar Petty would rather his fans be standing up and rocking out... The show was great, loved every song played that night including Joe Cocker. Fortunately I have seen 3 of his concerts and each one seems to get better and better.
michaelcwil's picture

Unbelievable show filled to the capacity with young and old fans. Tom was gracious, humble and thankful to the fans. He danced, flew and pranced about the stage. The Fleetwood Mac song they played brought tears to my eyes. His new songs of the upcoming MOJO release were great. Remember when lighters lite the arena when the lights dimmed? Cell phones do the lighting now. An incredible sight. Don't miss this tour. You will rock the entire show and all the way home!
terrapin92's picture

I love Tom Petty and have seen many shows dating back to 1990, but I was totally disheartened to see what the tickets were going for on this tour. I had no hope of attending with my wife because we just don't have that kind of money laying around for concert tickets. I know Tom is not ultimately responsible for setting the prices, but it's disappointing to think I might never see the band again live. Sounds like it was a great show, though, and I'm looking forward to getting the new record.
ranman269's picture

Petty , Campbell and the boys were on top of their game in Oakland. The lights and lasers on their stage were great. But what caught my attention almost immediately was that their sound system was high caliber, A-one, top of the line. It was great!
onechevyman2002's picture

Great show good to see Tom indoor again oh about that other idiot who commented on people standing up hey dude sit your ass down this is a concert for people to see not for you to act like an idiot
fmb777's picture

I had the time of my life at the Oakland Arena show. I was sitting with my wife in Section 110, about 6 rows up. About half way through first song, we looked around and to our amazement, the whole place was on their feet rockin' out and dancing, EXCEPT for people in our section. At first, I thought, ok, we'll stand up and that will inspire them to stand up, too. WRONG. Within a couple of minutes we were asked to sit down, that we were blocking people's view. Well, that was true for one reason only: people in Section 110 were sitting on their lazy rear ends. What is the friggin' point of going to a rock concert and just sitting there. If you don't have the energy to attend, stay home and rent the DVD of the tour. OR, at minimum, don't ruin some other people's fun by making them sit down. Fortunately, one of the great staff of ushers took pity on us when we told her our problem and she found some seats that were empty and let us have them, and we danced, along with 98% of the rest of the audience. Petty rocked the house. Oh Well, Don't Come Around Here No More, all the new tunes, Breakdown, all brought chills and thrills. I've seen every tour since 1981. Petty puts on the best show ever.
anaxander's picture

Wow! I sure hope they play that one in Chicago. It's one of my favorites and have never heard them play it live before.
vedantus's picture

Unlike some of the comments here, I LOVED all the new songs. I've seen Running Down a Dream plenty of times: My favorite part of the show was all the new tunes and riding that edge of discovery for what will be future classics. I was sad when the new tune s were over and we were back into the show I've seen a number of times.