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Aug 11 2010
Atlanta, GA
Philips Arena.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers kicked off the third leg of the Mojo Summer Tour in Hot -Lanta Wednesday night, teaming up with David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash for an epic night of music that provided a glimpse into what the next few weeks of shows will hold for these rock legends.

All of the openers on the Mojo tour so far have brought something unique to the table: the soulfulness of Joe Cocker, ZZ Top's swagger and the raw fire of the Drive-By Truckers have all brilliantly complemented the Heartbreakers' show. If the first night is any indication, CSN's 90-minute set - ranging from their more mellow acoustic songs to their more rockin' electric numbers - is going to provide a splendid foil for the headliner.

With a week of rest since their last show in Philadelphia, Tom and the band were in fine form in Atlanta, ripping through "Listen to Her Heart" and "You Don't Know How It Feels" before settling in on "I Won't Back Down." The Mojo miniset continues to impress, drawing more and more cheers each night as the new songs begin to engrain themselves with the fans. Chuck Berry's "Carol" was brought back out again for the encore, the perfect nod to one of the band's heroes and rock's elder statesman while serving as the ideal segue way between "Runnin' Down a Dream" and "American Girl."

Nashville is next! Keep checking back for more videos, photos and recaps as the Mojo tour marches on!

General
2010-08-11T00:00:00-07:00
GA
Atlanta
Philips Arena.
Country: 
US
venue_loc_latitude: 
33.748995
venue_loc_longitude: 
-84.387982
Tour Tracks: 
Jefferson Jericho Blues
Running Man's Bible
I Should Have Known It
Good Enough
Breakdown
American Girl
Oh Well
Listen to Her Heart
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

Comments

grateful1's picture

Hey Tom, Mr. Mike and the Boys ..Greetings from Bama ;-} I've seen you guys play so many times its hard to remember them all..But Just wanted to tell ya that Atl. was special for me and the wife. I've told her many times about my EXPERIENCE seeing you guys playing with Bob Dylan as his band in Minneapolis with the Grateful Dead in 86-87 and how it was such a moving/grooving thing in mylife, watching you guys share the stage and following that tour." THOSE WERE THE DAYS" hehehe..anyway KUDOS my BROTHERS been a long strange trip "at times" .My wife actually sang for fifty cents to a guy so I could get a 10 dollar bootleg shirt outside as we were short that change ...best damn shirt I've seen in a long time.By the way, I love the new change to the Heart emblem .Dont know if its just coincidence but the Lightning bolt breaking the heart is a sweet remembrance to who the band is and where your roots lie.;-} I was there and got on the BUS. Love Ya Tom .. Hope ya read this some day.... Bama Boy. Grateful as they come.
sharonnichols's picture

tom, as a 66-year-old die-hard tp + hrtbrkrs/mudcrutch fan from gvl, fl, i went to atlanta and waited 1-1/2 hours for tom---tom and mike staggering throughout, but rockin' and right on. i'm headed to as many venues in the south as i can get to and i need some real MOJO in those performances. i won't let you down; just gotta get great seats. sharon nichols 10722 sw 27th ave 32606 madrymanor@hotmail.com highway companion club member travelin' willburys...at 2006 gvl concert
ambert's picture

The show was fabulous! They looked good and sounded great! Of course, didn't last long enough for me.
ouijarepair's picture

We just got back from this show, and it was perfection. CS&N was solid as the opening act, and finished very strong. The harmonies really sounded good, even in an arena environment. TPHB were just rock n' roll perfection, and I remember thinking how nice it must be able to dip into anywhere in your catalog and come up with great songs that people know and love. I was especially happy to see the crowd get into the Mojo set, and we were delighted to see Mr. Petty taking more leads and fills than we expected. He truly was a way of connecting with the crowd. When you can make Phillips Arena feel intimate, that's pretty darned good. At times, specifically when the crowd spontaneously started singing along with some of the songs, it seemed nearly religious, the church of Rock n' Roll. One last impression. When these guys play, they seem ageless. Our family just smiled the whole concert through. Well, smiled and screamed. We will be happily hoarse tomorrow. Thanks for a show that will really be a cherished memory.
mcbuckeye45's picture

2 hours and counting!!
mcbuckeye45's picture

I must say, the Chicago show was killer. Great set list, surreal Campbell jams, and Petty just Peakin on the maracas! Extend the show and play Angel Dream (No.4) with CSN. This would truly be an epic experience for me and my fiance!!! Love the new MOJO.... Thanks for everything!!!
ouijarepair's picture

Each time I try to think of a fave I want to hear, I realize they're all faves.
tincup62's picture

MR. TOM I'M COMING UP FROM FLORIDA AND PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE COULD YALL SING A WOMAN IN LOVE,, GREATEST SONG EVER,,, SHE USED TO BE THE KIND OF WOMAN YOU HAVE AND YOU HOLD, SHE COULD UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEM SHE LET THE LITTLE THINGS GO,,,,,AHHHH MAN WHAT A SONG,, CAN'T WAIT
bstill's picture

I am taking my sister-in-law April to your concert in Atlanta on August 26. Her mother Marcia Harris died 3 weeks ago without ever getting to see you in concert, as was one of her last wishes. We had planned to take her, but she succumbed to cancer before we could do that. Marcia was one of the purest souls I have ever known. She was only 56 and had seen a lot of concerts in her life with her husband Gary, who died suddenly last year of a heart attack. Tom Petty was the last one on her "bucket list", and although I am sad that Marcia is going to miss this concert, April and I are going to ROCK OUT in honor of her. We love you! Beth Still
mriddell's picture

Tom, We will be traveling from Florida to the Atlanta show with CSN, and wanted to throw in a request for High in the Morning, my favorite and think the best song on Mojo....Thanks, looking forward.
dear_desiree's picture

I'll be there. Front row. I can't wait! I've got a travelin' fever ~ got a travelin' jones ~ My favorite TPHB song is whatever you're singin'!
maxkbc447's picture

Tom,and Band, I will me at the show with my new Bride. I cant afford the type of giift I would like to give her. There is a priceless gift you could help me with. Please play Room AT The Top of the World. Dedicate it to Angie. WOW what a pricless gift.