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Denver, CO 06/03


Jun 03 2010
Denver, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheater

If 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.

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 band's first album in almost eight years due out June 15. Tom and the boys debuted "Takin' My Time," while delivering stellar takes of "First Flash Of Freedom," "Running Man's Bible" and "I Should Have Known It," and "Good Enough."

"Runnin' Down a Dream" and "You Wreck Me" got the encore off to a sizzling start, but the "American Girl" finale was the perfect send-off to another sold-out night at one of the most beautiful and acoustically amazing venues in the world.

Prior to the Heartbreakers, Joe Cocker once again delivered a winning set that included a fantastic "You Can Keep Your Hat On" and culminated with an epic version of "With a Little Help from My Friends" that had the masses on their feet.

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Red Rocks Amphitheater
Tour Tracks: 
Jefferson Jericho Blues
First Flash Of Freedom
Running Man's Bible
I Should Have Known It
Takin’ My Time
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


stawney's picture

I bought tickets to the show for my dad and mom and me to enjoy. A few months before you came out, my mom was diagnosed with cancer. It was rare and random, and we got only four months out of it. She had to go to the hospital the night before the show, and her and my dad couldn't make it. But from the pictures and brief recordings of the show with Joe Cocker that I took for her, we had a conncert in her hospital room. She was soooo happy to enjoy the music again even if it was brief and on a crappy camera. She passsed a few weeks later, but I was happy knowing we got to share some of that great show. It was one of the few things that made her and I smile in that stupid hospital room..Thank You
rymantetty's picture

What a great concert!!! I'll always remember the experience. My favorite performances of the night were "I Should Have Known It", "I Won't Back Down", and "You Wreck Me". I still keep a picture of my girl and I at the concert on my desk at work, so I can have that positive memory everyday.
mysticsandy's picture

Partly the venue, partly the new revitalized attitude... truly transcendent. I agree with those who feel there should be some live releases from this show. Hurry back!
bridgetarlene's picture

the show at red rocks was so awesome !! the view was great and so was the band!! i have been a fan for over 20 years and this was my first concert!! i loved every minute of it it was a giant tom petty party!! As my friend commented those old guys still rocked the house!! my only regret is that i didnt stay to meet the band, and i couldnt afford a shirt. i plan on attending all the tom petty shows i can!! love ya tom thanx!!
smokinpkr's picture

We've seen Petty at Red Rocks many times before, at the Pepsi Center (not the greatest venue), and Snowmass/Jass Aspen. June 3rd at RR was by far the best I've ever heard TP&HB sound flow. They were tight, the music was more than heard, it was felt ... deep. The MOJO release is great, but the way the music was mixed and the combination of Red Rocks acoustics was just amazing. I hope they consider putting some of the live recordings from this concert on a future album. Tom and Hearbreakers, you've outdone yourself! Stop over for dinner anytime :)
zulufan1's picture

at least since the last show Gorge, 2008. I can't wait until tomorrow, when My wife and I return to the Gorge once again, for my second T.P. show in 9 days....Tonya, I sure enjoyed Colorado, and can't wait to visit again.
semajkat's picture

My name is Tonya Richardson...I wanted to show my appreciation for coming to Colorado...but not just because of the show...But for another reason.

I have a brother who lives in Oregon....who is going to your show at the Gorge...but when he learned you were playing at Red Rocks near me...he and his friend decided to take a nice long road trip...which included several states before he got to Colorado...

I had not seen my brother in about 12 years...we had a great time together...and our last night together was spent together at the concert...something I will remember forever.

I have seen many concerts over the years...most in Portland Ore....this was my first Red Rocks concert....I was blown away....the concert was great.

Thank you for bringing me and my brother together :)
morellski's picture

I have seen TP and the Heartbreakers several times over the years and the Red Rocks show are by far my favorites. This time was no exception, they were great as always!
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scheavens's picture

I was moved during this show like no other TP show before ... maybe it was Red Rocks, maybe it was the excitement of it being only the second show of his tour ... I don't know. But this time around the beauty of his songs really touched me. Simple, heartfelt, authentic. Perfectly structured, exquisitely played. He and the band left me amazed, impressed and yeah, teary-eyed. The Mojo songs are terrific ... edgy, raw, gritty. The double lead on First Flash of Freedom is tremendous (Allman-y, I dare say) and Campbell's playing on these songs (and the entire set) was incendiary. If I could quit my day job and tour with the band, I would. OK, gotta go. got band practice ... gotta make some noise. I'm so inspired. Thanks guys. You broke my heart again ... in the best way possible. xo