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Orlando, FL 05/03


May 03 2012
Orlando, FL
Amway Center

It's interesting how some shows boil down to snapshot moments.

Just as the band was winding down the show-closing "American Girl," Tom wandered over to the section of Orlando's Amway Arena directly facing stage left, lifted his trademark Rickenbacker in the air and strummed a few chords for cheering friends and family seated just below him.

Walking to the microphone at center stage, Tom bowed his head, raised his hand and placed it over his heart.

"Florida, we'll never forget you," he said as the sold-out Amway Center roared with approval. "We'll be back again real soon."

With that, Gainesville, Florida's favorite sons gathered at the front edge of the stage amid camera flashes and waving fans and bowed.

Listen to Her Heart
You Wreck Me
I Won't Back Down
Here Comes My Girl
Handle with Care
The Best of Everything
I'm A Man
Something Big
Saving Grace
Free Fallin'
Travelin' Light
Something Good Coming
Learning to Fly
Yer So Bad
I Shoulda Known It
Good Enough
Runnin' Down A Dream

Mary Jane
American Girl


Amway Center
Tour Tracks: 
Something Good Coming
Good Enough
American Girl
Listen to Her Heart
Free Fallin'
I Won't Back Down
Mary Jane's Last Dance
Runnin' Down A Dream
Learning To Fly


nascar9's picture

It has been too long since Tom has been in Florida, Can't wait to see the show!
rcboy52's picture

this show is epic..............mike runnin down a dream--tom petty's heartbreakers!ooooooooootown
Anonymous's picture

There is no way tickets will be that expensive. I've seen Tom twice with fan club seats and they were always both around $120 and in the first 10 rows.
its420now's picture

This will be my 6th time seeing the Heartbreakers and please please please play 2 Gunslingers! I want to hear it live soooo bad and it is never played!!!! ;)
redrose7967's picture

I do not think it is possible for me to express how excited I am about seeing Tom Petty, again. My boyfriend has never seen him and knows he does not have a choice, he will be going with me on the 3rd. Happy American Girl, right here!!! :-)
Anonymous's picture

i got an email that said the florida show presale is january 5. it didn't include prices. i live in jersey and i'm making the trip, hopefully and epic show....change of heart???
benmontfan's picture

My boss approved my time off, so I will be coming to Orlando. Now we just wait for the presale to be announced.
howie63's picture

Orlando public onsale 1/6/12 per Ticketmaster.
brock's picture

Has show listed as onsale to the public Jan 6. Think the prices of $35-$85 has not been updated though, has to be higher than that.
sdoucette's picture

You can't buy tickets on the Amway site. What you were looking at was a ticketing agent with the same name...When the presale is announced, you will have no problem getting good seats. Don't worry. I always get good seats. You'll pay for them, though. Usually a few hundred each.
largator's picture

I just got an email, that tickets in Halifaz and "Zurich" were on sale, these are a month after shows in the states and still no presale and as the previous post indicated, the really decent cents are being picked up by resellers, friends of friends of Amway and anyone else that is willing to grease a few palms, getting very cynical in my old age. I want to see TP bad, my wife does, all the family are fans, and I will wait and see when presales open up and what is available, but I will not be giving any 1200 to see it, unless they let me on stage to sing with them, lol.
jennd119's picture

@CookieTench - i checked on the amway center page and couldn't find any pricing...I wouldn't think the tix would be that expensive unless it was a fan package...i check each day for presale info on here and haven't seen anything yet. I'm soooooo excited!!!!!!
cookie's picture

I was just over at the Amway Center site and it looks like you can get tickets now...Guess I wont be going for those prices...YIKES! Rows 1-11 on the floor are 1,200.00 each?? Did I read that right...Someone please tell me thats wrong?? What happened to the days of affordable tickets...Even the ones that are on the side are almost 200 each! I hope theres a giveaway for us poor folk fans...LOL!
hottboxx's picture

Tom Petty.... O-Town is ready!!!! I can't friggin wait!
rcboy52's picture

love tom and mike---so you know- mike campbell is the heartbreakers--but tom and mike have been buddies for 45 years............nough said-orlando be there : new logo-new name
rffeldman's picture

anybody know the date when presale tiks are available???
trish720's picture

I can't wait for May 3rd, I am taking my 15 yr old son, it will be his first Concert. I've seen TPHB many times and love his music!!!! Thanks for coming back to Orlando!!!!
dblack32707's picture

I really, really, really hope that Jackson Browne opens for you in Orlando on May 3rd. Please please please. SUCH a great concert :)
coniglio1985's picture

how do we get a pre sale code for Orlando
momskinh9's picture

My 13 year old daughter loves loves Tom Petty. Free Fallin' has been her favorite song since she was about 4. I am going to surprise her with tix to this!!!!
tpettyrox's picture

My year of concerts at the new Amway Center is shaping up nicely: January 21 - Red Hot Chili Peppers May 3 - TOM PETTY!!! (and Happy Graduation to me) June 16 - Roger Waters (The Wall) To paraphrase The Who, "I've got a feeling 2012 is gonna be a good year."
sdoucette's picture

Just put the cart before the horse and booked a flight and hotel to Florida! Now all I need is the presale code so it won't all be for naught! :) I'm turning these lemons into lemonade....
Anonymous's picture

We will be in Tampa for our 1 year anniversary on 5/5/2012. Guess where I'll be on 5/3?!!!
Anonymous's picture

Third last daughter's turn to see the Heartbreakers! 53 year old rocker needs his fix! When is pre sale for this show??