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Broomfield, CO 04/19


Apr 19 2012
Broomfield, CO
1st Bank Center

The celebration of the return of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers to the stage for the kickoff of their 2012 Tour was dampened a bit on Thursday with the news of the passing of Levon Helm, the legendary drummer for The Band. But in true Heartbreaker fashion, Tom and the band chose not to mourn Helm but to celebrate the incredible life he lived with a powerhouse set of two-plus hours of music that left the sold-out crowd at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO cheering for more.

"You Wreck Me" and "Here Comes My Girl" also got everyone dancing and singing along early in the set and just as the final notes of "Handle With Care" rang out (which Tom dedicated, "to all those Wilbury guys, wherever they are traveling tonight"), Tom stepped quietly to the microphone to say a few words about Helm.

"We lost a good friend today, Levon Helm," Tom said. "Levon was one of the greatest human beings that ever was and a friend of everyone in this band. We're gonna play this one for him."

The Best of Everything, the album-closing track off Southern Accents, was an apt choice to honor Helm, but one couldn't help but wonder if the Turkey Scratch, Arkansas native might have enjoyed more the monstrous "Something Big" that followed, a bluesy stomper with a driving rhythm that�s any drummer's dream.

April 19, 2012
1st Bank Center, Broomfield, CO

Listen to Her Heart
You Wreck Me
I Won't Back Down
Here Comes My Girl
Handle With Care
The Best of Everything
Something Big
Have Love Will Travel
Free Fallin'
Travelin' Light
Time to Move On
Learning to Fly
Yer So Bad
I Should Have Known It
Good Enough
Runnin' Down a Dream

Mary Jane's Last Dance
American Girl

1st Bank Center
Tour Tracks: 
I Should Have Known It
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


smartgal360's picture

So when are tickets going to be going on sale? And I saw someone else asked about meet and greet tickets? What are those exactly, because they sound intriguing to me, and how exactly would I get my hands on a couple of those? I'm 18 and a HUGE Tom Petty fan and it has been my dream for 5 or 6 years now to go to one of his concerts, and I'm finally having my dreams come true (= I'm so excited that he'll be in Colorado!
dfr's picture

how do i get meet and greet tickets???
mirkenpie's picture

You all need to come on over to Iowa City, IA when you have the chance. See ya soon :)
mirkenpie's picture

You all need to come on up to Iowa City, IA when you have a chance. See ya soon :)
divadare's picture

First time I saw Tom Petty in Saratoga Springs, NY, August 13, 2006. All they had left were 20 lawn seat tickets on 8/12 so I decided to buy mine and friends. Thank goodness I did. Over the 6:00 p.m. news that night they announced Tom Petty was SOLD OUT for the next day's concert. It was awesome!!! Went again in August 2010...just as great. Please consider SPAC again on your 2012 Tour.
spelo5967's picture

I had tickets to Petty when he was at Red Rocks 2 years ago. Had a family medical crisis the day of the show and couldn't go and couldn't even unload the tickets, so it was a total loss! I was heartbroken. Now my wait is over. Can't freakin' wait!
lolinger's picture

This event is a bucket list for me. When/how can we buy tickets??
blueman1954's picture

It's great your coming to Colorado. I've seen you twice in California, you put on a great show. Can't wait to see you again.
kapetty's picture

TP and the Heartbreakers is my all time favorite band! I have been to all of your shows in CO except the 2006 Pepsi can show. I attended the first show at the can, Freddy Jones Band. It was so loud my ears rang the next day and I vowed to never see another show at the can. The Fiddlers Green show with the Kebbler's cookie tree was memorable but, due to there high school curfew, I do not attend shows there anymore either. Your best Colorado shows have always been at Red Rocks. I took my now 10 yr. old daughter to her 1st Tom Petty show at Red Rocks in 2010. Do we need to start a petition or FB page to bring TP and the Heartbreakers back to Red Rocks.
seth34h's picture

Can't wait to see you guys perform again here in CO!
tammytaaco's picture

I love Tom Petty and my lifelong dream would be to see him play at the Red Rock Ampitheater. I WISH you guys would go back there next year. Last year I already purchased my ticket for Minneapolis then you added the RRA so I couldn't afford to go there too.
deder's picture

Oh, ya!! Tom Petty in Colorado! Sooo excited! Made my day!
nightshadow's picture

I hope I have some money by then, as my daughter is your number 1 biggest fan
rudwung's picture

Please consider playing in Upstate NY
Anonymous's picture

this one should be a great session...welcome to colorado Tom & the boys ( and girls ) .. ‹(•¿•)›