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Jun 12 2012
Horsens,
Open Air

Jailhouse rock took on a whole new meaning for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Wednesday night, as the band played the first concert inside the prison yard of Fængslet, a former Danish state penitentiary outside Horsens, Denmark.

Opened in 1853, Fængslet served as a state prison for 153 years until government officials closed its doors in 2006. A museum occupies half of the complex, but local promoters reconfigured some of the outer buildings and grounds to host theatrical and musical performances of all kinds.

Russian fans lined the front row holding signs saying "Russia Loves Tom" welcoming the band onstage as dusk fell shortly after 9 pm. Everyone was on their feet and singing along by the end of "You Wreck Me," and "I Won't Back Down" had a whole different aura watching Tom sing defiantly at the walls of the nearly 200-year-old fortress.

SET LIST
Listen to Her Heart
You Wreck Me
I Won't Back Down
Here Comes My Girl
Handle with Care
Good Enough
I'm A Man
Something Big
You Don't Know How It Feels
Free Fallin'
It's Good To Be King
Something Good Coming
Learning to Fly
Yer So Bad
I Shoulda Known It
Refugee
Runnin' Down A Dream

ENCORE:
Mary Jane
American Girl

General
2012-06-12T00:00:00-07:00
Horsens
Open Air
Country: 
DK
venue_loc_latitude: 
55.860481
venue_loc_longitude: 
9.84069
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

Comments

zafmog's picture

Superb!
allamina's picture

Guys, you're just a supergroup in the whole world! Thank you for this tour. I've been waiting for this for a long time ... The concert in Horsens blew my head off!! Tom you are my god! Mike, the sound of your guitar is still nags me, you're just super-puper-sologuitarist!! Thank you for the gifts that you throw from the scene. I keep them with care))) A chance meeting in Stockholm brought me crazy! I'm sorry))) Come back in Europe please! We are to America from Siberia to travel very far and hard. But we love you so much!! It's Good To Be King... ???! Cooool!!!
kavery's picture

Tom, Mike, Ben, Ron, Steve, Scott thank you for this wonderful concert! My dream has come true. I've been waiting for this day for 20 years. And what a blessing it was to be in the front row! It was the happiest day of my life! And it was the best concert I've ever seen. You are the greatest rock band! Thank you for all your songs, especially for what you have performed on the show "Good to be king" and "Something good comin' ". It's a very special song for me. I hope that some day I'll see you in Russia.
nepomusena's picture

Here`s another thank you for a fantastic concert from another long-time fan. My first HB concert ever and it will remain the brightest! We - a group of Russian fans - did our best to tell the guys how much we love them. I`m sure they`d had no idea. I do hope they know now. I can`t say how that show was different from others, but it was as good as every their performance `coz they undoubtly love what they do. So enjoyment was on both sides - on the stage and in front of it. Isn`t it what good rock concerts are about? I wish them safe flights and rides to the rest of the venues and home - and a lot more cool moments like those few hours inside the gamle fængsel...
nepomusena's picture

Here`s another thank you for a fantastic concert from another long-time fan. My first HB concert ever and it will remain the brightest! We - a group of Russian fans - did our best to tell the guys how much we love them. I`m sure they`d had no idea. I do hope they know now. I can`t say how that show was different from others, but it was as good as every their performance `coz they undoubtly love what they do. So enjoyment was on both sides - on the stage and in front of it. Isn`t it what good rock concerts are about? I wish them safe flights and rides to the rest of the venues and home - and a lot more cool moments like those few hours inside the gamle fængsel...
dennisbrunby's picture

Hi. I have been a fan of the Band for a long time !, Saw you last in Stockholm 1992 !!. And doesn´t want to miss you now. So i (nearly drag) get my wife with me this time and she said after the Concert. What a Concert !! Lucky we got here. I agreed and hope you come back soon. The new record is really Good. Best Regards Dennis and Susanne
datasn's picture

Thank you for a great concert!
carstenjuel's picture

Great concert guys! The Danish newspapers are still writing about how great it was. I can't wait to see you again in. Will it be in 2037?:)
elkiaer's picture

Love to hear "Crawing Back To You" to night. I good add to the play list :-)
petervonuhr's picture

Dear Tom & The Band! Dont forget to play "The Waiting" in Stockholm a milestone for us fans........ Best Regards Peter af Uhr
Anonymous's picture

I can't wait to see you guys on stage in Horsens the 12th of June. I love your music, and Tom you still look like you did in the 70's-80's :). See you in 2 weeks Tom! cheers :)
shelter's picture

At first I thought this would be the one place to see the band this summer. Not that all place aren't great when it comes to TPHB, but.. this old prison sounded like cool to the max, not at least for close up views and an intimate show. Unfortunately it turns out the venue is outside in the huge field these lucky inmates were happy enough to call 'yard'. And (unlike Dylans visit to Horsen's Ny Teater) this means a big flat outdoor venue that also hosts Metallica this summer and less than optimal for me personally. Still cool to have a band like TPHB in the town of Horsens and the venue is sill a darn captivating.. place. Have a look: http://faengslet2.dk/index2.html
sodi's picture

It will be good to see a old Gainesville boy in Denmark. I can remember you from GHS and Dubs from the 70´s I have never had the chance until now wow!
sommerfest's picture

I was born in Horsens. Have lived in Chicago for about 30 years. Have seen T.P. in concert about 6 times at summerfest in Milwaukee. Going home for the concert, very excited. Running Down My Dream
solving's picture

Is this an outdoor festival? Or a proper show with proper seatings?
downsouth's picture

Hi kozakarla, you can take the airport bus from Billund to Horsens. It´s about a two hour drive, and they drive from right outside the airport. There are several departures everyday. Go to billund-airport.dk
kozakarla's picture

My boyfriend is a huge fan of Tom Petty. Unfortunately there will be no concert in Spain :( I would like to buy him a ticket as a wedding gift. If all goes well, we could take a flight to Billund. Could you please help me and tell how to get from Billund to Horsens. Thanks in advance :)
signeperry's picture

Just got myself a Tom Petty tribute tattoo ! Now all i need are tickets ! :D
plysdyret's picture

Yeah, just glad that I don't have to go to America this time. It's amazing over there, but man, the costs! :P
caspar's picture

Welcome to Europe while it´s still standing. It´s funny this thing music. I have a teenager son who turns down every suggestion for him to spend some time with his oldman. But when it comes to a Tom Petty consert it suddenly turns to a yes. I suppose something good has rubbed of along the way. A lot comes and goes but T.P. stays, it vill give this summer a special glow. Stay healty and see you soon.
michael79's picture

I've been dreamin' about this for soo many years. It's a dream come true. And to actually see them perform in an old prison is going to be soo cool. See ya.
carstenjuel's picture

Not only is the band coming to Europe, they are coming to Denmark!!! Best news in years, and I'll be there...dead or alive:)
jensmoller's picture

Best concert news in 2012
jeru's picture

Denmark juuuubiiii