Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers returned to Boston on Thursday night, one of the towns that helped break them over 30 years ago, for the first of a two-night stand at the Comcast Center.
My Morning Jacket is the youngest opening act of the Mojo tour, with no band member old enough to remember the release of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 76. Yet it's easy to see how the Kentucky quintet's dynamic rock anthems might have been influenced by hearing "Free Fallin'" on the FM radio as kids. Their set last night was powerful and dynamic and was greeted with excitement by the members of the audience who were able to leave work and get out to the suburban venue early.
Tonight's Mojo mini-set was tremendous: "Good Enough" was dark and menacing, "Running Man's Bible" rocked and rolled and "I Should Have Known It" was just plain mean. As they left the stage to euphoric applause, Tom paused at the mike and smiled, saying, "Boston, thank you very much for tonight and all the years of support. Goodnight and God bless!"
Night two in Boston on Saturday night! Come see us at the Comcast Center and keep checking back for more photos, videos and more!