A little more than a month after postponing their show due to Mike Campbell's heat exhaustion, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers returned to the Blossom Music Center Tuesday night to bring the rock to Cleveland.
Affable, Athens-based rockers Drive-By Truckers reprised their role as the show opener, dropping a nifty hour-long set that featured several songs from their new album, The Big To-Do. Frontman Patterson Hood dedicated "Road Cases," a deep cut off the band's much-lauded Southern Rock Opera album, to "the two best road crews in the world - the Heartbreakers crew and the DBT crew."
The roar from the nearly 20,000 screaming Heartbreakers fans at Blossom Music Center Tuesday night following Tom's introduction of Mike Campbell after "Breakdown" is something no one in attendance will soon forget. Visibly moved by the thunderous ovation, Mike tapped his fist over his heart before raising it to the crowd, a classic rock 'n roll moment on this epic summer tour.