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Calgary, AB 06/15


Jun 15 2010
Calgary, AB
Pengrowth Saddeldome

Mojo hit record stores worldwide on Tuesday, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers celebrated with an incendiary show of hits and new songs at Calgary's Saddledome.

Host to the annual Stampede every July, Calgary is located on the prairie at the foothills of the Canadian Rockies and is the largest city in Alberta Province. Built in 1983 in time to host events for the 1988 Winter Olympics, the Saddledome is home to the Calgary Flames and first hosted a concert in 1983 featuring the Moody Blues. Rod Stewart has played the Saddledome eleven times, the most of any performer in venue history.

Joe Cocker and his band got the night started with a bang with "Feelin' Alright," but the highlight of their set was a raucous "You Can Leave Your Hat On" that got the Saddledome crowd up on its feet and moving early.

Ten thousand strong flicked lighters and sang along as Tom and the guys pulled off a beautiful version of "Free Fallin'" at the outset of their two-hour-plus set. "I Won't Back Down" scorched, Tom sneering the classic chorus backed by a thundering drumbeat from Steve Ferrone. Tom introduced the band before Scott Thurston and Mike Campbell ripped into the opening of "Jefferson Jericho Blues," a new song off Mojo inspired in part by our nation's third president and his dalliances with Sally Hemmings. Highlights following the Mojo segment of the show included "Don't Come Around Here No More" and "Refugee." We're over two weeks into the tour now and looking forward to tonight's show in Edmonton!

Pengrowth Saddeldome
Tour Tracks: 
Jefferson Jericho Blues
First Flash Of Freedom
Running Man's Bible
I Should Have Known It
Mystic Eyes
American Girl
Oh Well
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


tracycalgaryfan's picture

Took my 10 year old grandson to this show, his first real concert...floor seats up nice and close...he will never forget this night. He now plays 5 TPHB songs on guitar. Special night for sure, can't wait for next time.
mx1816669's picture

I loved Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in high school and god love 'em I appreciate them even more now. Damn they're great! I bought tickets to the concert as soon as I heard they were coming to Calgary and stuck the tickets to my fridge with a magnet. My 25 year old daughter came over for dinner one night and the first thing she said was, "You're bringing me to the concert, right?" That there says how their music transcends. As much as I loved hearing their classics, the new music was fabulous. The only thing I can say is... WOW. They just keep getting better and better. What can I say except... thank you!
stns440's picture

More Mike
stns440's picture

Mike was awesome
stns440's picture

another from the show
stns440's picture

a couple more from Calgary show,was hesitant to post because no one has commented, so am wondering if anyone likes them?
nebmac's picture

Was sure hoping to get more than 18 songs, especially with only 3 from the first five classic albums (King's Highway, Breakdown, Refugee).
nebmac's picture

Was sure hoping to get more than 18 songs, especially with only 3 from the first five classic albums (King's Highway, Breakdown, Refugee).
stns440's picture

try again
stns440's picture

try again
stns440's picture

Hope this works!
stns440's picture

I am new here and am having difficulty understanding how to post photos so forgive me please. I did get lots of good shots at both Calgary and Edmonton.
aerosmith7's picture

stns440's picture

Another fantastic show into the history book at the Dome. A double bill unlikely to be seen as good as this was. Joe Cocker literally poured his sweat and tears into his voice and held nothing back which is gutsy if your 66 years old. His band had to be good to enhance him and they were very hot. Tom and his crew KO'd Calgary last time and seemed prepared for this gig and once again delivered the quality product you have the right to expect for the big money. You can not fool a big crowd so when you hear the audience straining their voices to scream appreciation you feel goose bumps on your skin. Shows of this caliber are increasinly harder to find so this was a sweet performance. it was so cool to hear Tom thank Calgary so many times and finally proclaim to everyone that they wanted to come back real soon and do it again.
campfan's picture

The pictures are amazing...the red stage is awesome.......!
campfan's picture

The recap is wonderfull.....but where is the pics... got us spoiled now......!!
vaedram's picture

This band amazes me! Their chemistry is incredible and they sound so great live. I loved everything they played, so much that I wish it could have gone on all night :) My only complaint is that all previous shows had 5 Mojo songs and we were only treated to 4. Thanks for once again creating a great memory that I will treasure.
madgeneau's picture

That concert last night was simply incredible. You guys have still got it. The set list was amazing as well, a wonderful blend of the old and the new. The new songs sound like they'll be chart toppers within a matter of moments. Thank you so much, Tom and the 'breakers. I've followed you for many years and have always considered you my favorite band. And Steve, thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me your drumsticks. I am at a loss for words. I almost feel like we know each other, or that you remember me or something. From the first time you gave them to me in Reno (2005) and then again a few years later in Calgary, and yet again last night. You've made me feel like the luckiest girl in the entire world, and for that, I thank you. Keep it real guys.
guitarmaniac's picture

The best thing about last night was that is was not a dream. It was real...Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers doing what they do best. Playing Rock and Roll with pure integrity, class and superb musicianship. A great mixture of old and fabulos new material that really has "Mojo". What a true joy it was to see this truly classic band. Opening the night with Joe Cocker and his talented and soulful band was the perfect fit. Mr. Cocker is a legend in his own right, who still has the vocal chops. I almost felt like I was at Woodstock! A truly memorable night. Thank you to Tom and the Heartbreakers for coming back to Calgary!
denisedickey's picture

You are the best. Fantastic concert, wish it didn't have to end.
dianegalley's picture

Will be so great to see Tom & the boys again! Any Wilbury tunes in the set? Mojo rocks! Row 9 this time...woohoo!
dianegalley's picture

Good Mojo, for sure, just downloaded it & now heading down to the Saddledome, 9th row...should be good, as good as last time hopefully! As far as new download goes...WOW!
dianegalley's picture

What rumours?
geo540's picture

Mojo debut night of the tour...hope that '59 Les Paul is tuned and ready to scream...Can't wait to be thrilled by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers yet's been awhile since Vancouver! And I hope a rumour someone whispered is for real, but I find rumours are usually just rumours...