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Jun 16 2010
Edmonton, AB
Rexall Place

Five white banners ring the ceiling at Rexall Place, representing the five Stanley Cups the Edmonton Oilers have won in their history. Wayne Gretzky is largely responsible for four of those white banners, earning him a bronze statue out in front of the arena, a street named in his honor and his retired #99 jersey hanging in the rafters.

Two years after their sold-out Edmonton debut, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers returned to Oil Country and received a hero's welcome that would make Gretzky blush. Riding into town hot off a sizzling show in Calgary the night before, the Heartbreakers left nothing to chance, pouring on a pile of classic hits one after another. Tom took a nice extended guitar solo on "Mary Jane's Last Dance" before intertwining leads with Mike Campbell on "Drivin' Down to Georgia." "First Flash of Freedom" is opening up more and more every night, evolving into the spacey psychedelic masterpiece the band envisioned at its genesis. This band is hitting on all cylinders now - you've been warned!

Check back tomorrow for a report from Saskatoon with more photos and videos of the band and fans!

General
2010-06-16T00:00:00-07:00
AB
Edmonton
Rexall Place
Country: 
CA
venue_loc_latitude: 
53.544389
venue_loc_longitude: 
-113.490927
Tour Tracks: 
Jefferson Jericho Blues
First Flash Of Freedom
Running Man's Bible
I Should Have Known It
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

melodyanne's picture

It was my 8th time seeing the band and I can't wait for the 9th! They were absolutely amazing. Thanks for putting on another stellar show for your fans.
aronk's picture

Just want to say thanks for the great show! 2nd time me and my 10 year old have seen you in the last 2 years. Thanks for the mix of old and new tunes. Don't listen to the putz's that only want the old.........if you listened to them, you coud of quit writing new music over 30 years ago!
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awpolen's picture

Dude, TP has been playing the same core of songs for as long as I can remember. There are certain songs that they have to play. I would also love to hear the obscure great music that they have producedover the last 30 years; but it is not going to happen. You should know that when you buy your ticket. I have seen TP and the HB more times than I can count but I know they will play their hits.
coolgary's picture

thats rite THE SAME OLD SHIT
avro9's picture

Tom Petty concert and the Mojo album is one sweet way to start the summer.
telemona's picture

Drove 7 hours form Prnce George for the 2nd time in two years to see the Heartbreakers and was not dissappointed. Just love this band and all it's players. The crowd seemed a little subdued with the new songs from Mojo, like they just wanted to hear the classics and sing along,fair enough, but the new stuff is great along with the old. Petty was playing more lead guitar I found and is in fine form, voice and all.Joe Cocker's opening act killed, even got an encore! Thanks Tom, Mike, Benmont, Steve , Ron and Scott,. You guys are the BEST!!!!
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Joe Cocker was excellent!
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I have lots of pics from this show but don't know how many people want to see. I'll do a few more today and see if it works out.
Anonymous's picture

Well today was our 26th anniversary and we were sitting in seats 25-26 in row 4 right in front of Tom. When Tom started with Kings Highway my hubby held up sign saying "Its our 26th Anniversary today-Awesome, spending it with you-Priceless!" and he smiled and winked..At the end of a spectacular show, my hubby held up the sign again when they did their final bow, Benmont yelled out HAPPY ANNIVERSARY and pointed to us...Well let's just say, he made our night, our year and bucket list and it will be a moment we will never ever forget. Thank you Benmont!, that little gesture sure is going to go a long ways in The Miller's memory bank!! See you guys again in Saskatoon Row 1!!!! Hey Megz see you too!
aerosmith7's picture

STOP PLAYING MYSTIC EYES! WE WANT THE HITS TOM WTF!!!!
mavis's picture

I travelled 9 hours from Northern Saskatchewan, to watch a band that I loved since I was a 14, and it was worth it, I stopped on the Road and bought the MOJO cd. and enjoyed my trip. The concert was everything I dreamed it would be and loved every minute of it. Thank you Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers for making my dreams come true I love you guys and am a huge fan..
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Edmonton was the 3rd time we saw you guys and it rocked! We were in the 10th row and we had a wicked awesome time.
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Am new here and having a little trouble navigating so be patient. The show last night from my front row seat was as good as any show I have seen in 50 years and I see a lot. A very tight band that delivers a quality product you expect for big bucks. The crowd was very hot and you can't foold a big crowd and you had to be there to see the band put hands over their ears when Tom invited them to"Just get it out of your system! Make the loudest noise you ever have!" they were deafening.

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