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Jun 27 2012
Paris,
Grand Rex

Club Rex's official capacity is 2,700, but it seemed like there were 5,000 people crammed into the intimate Paris venue on Wednesday night for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' long awaited return to Francve.

The buzz was huge before the show as people lined the streets waiting for Tom and the band to show. Fans hung out on the barricades that lined the path to the stage door, waiting with cameras and items in hopes of an autograph.

Right before 8 pm, a black van pulled up and out hopped Tom, sending the crowd into a frenzy with fans shouting his name, pushing vintage LPs into his hands to sign and snapping photos. Tom smiled and waved to the fans, stopping along the line to shake hands and sign autographs.

Just as he was reaching the end of the line and the backstage door, a young French girl screamed, "Paris loves you Tom!"

Ever the rock star, Tom turned around, looked down over his sunglasses, smiled and said, "Oh, I love Paris, baby!"

Italy, you're next! Come see us in Lucca and check back for more from the 2012 Summer Tour!

SET LIST
Listen to Her Heart
You Wreck Me
I Won't Back Down
Here Comes My Girl
Handle with Care
Good Enough
Oh Well
Something Big
Don't Come Around Here No More
Free Fallin'
It's Good To Be King
Carol
Learning to Fly
Yer So Bad
I Shoulda Known It
Refugee
Runnin' Down A Dream

ENCORE:
Mary Jane
American Girl

General
2012-06-27T00:00:00-07:00
Paris
Grand Rex
Country: 
FR
venue_loc_latitude: 
48.856614
venue_loc_longitude: 
2.352222
Tour Tracks: 
I Should Have Known It
Good Enough
American Girl
Oh Well
Listen to Her Heart
Don't Come Around Here No More
Free Fallin'
I Won't Back Down
Mary Jane's Last Dance
Runnin' Down A Dream
Learning To Fly

Comments

Anonymous's picture

I'm so happy I will see TP&H again, but please, and I saw it's not on the setlist of the tour, could you please play "When Money Becomes King" which is my all time favourite. For the music and for the lyrics that depict so cleverly how our times are changing. Thank You. Paul from Belgium
joep_christine's picture

Guys, please consider to have 'It's good to be king' on your playlist again. I can't get enough of the version you played on that 30 year celebration concert at home in Gainsville. Brilliant and unforgettable. thanks Joep
joep_christine's picture

Great to have tickets for the gig in Paris. No big hall but a very nice art deco intimate venue. My wife and I are really looking forward to see you guys rockin' away! I bought the tickets in January and later found out that you are coming to Amsterdam which is just a few miles from my home. Ah well. Paris is great! Staying in Holiday Inn near the venue.
bobbianchini's picture

My son is working at CERN in Geneva. I'm going to visit and we'll take the train to Paris. Already have the tickets for Tom and The Heartbreakers.
ginakrol's picture

Saw Aerosmith on the last night of our Paris trip in 2010 which was fantastic, now Petty on the last night of our Paris trip for 2012! What amazing luck. Looking forward to the smaller venue for Petty, should be a great show! "Runnin down a dream", to live in Paris with my wife someday! BobK
surya's picture

I've just seen yesterday that Tom Petty is coming to Paris next june. That's great news, and the Grand Rex is a wonderful Art Deco theater. I'm from Paris but now I'm not living in France anymore. I'm a bit annoyed that the concert is in the middle of the week, so it will be a bit difficult for us but we will do all we can to come back to Paris and listen to Tom Petty's great music. :-)
e.j.haanraadts's picture

No problem getting good tickets, despite all the comments. And wow, what a theatre!! We'll be glad to travel the 500km from Amsterdam to Paris. And Tom, when you read this: think about putting "A Face In The Crowd" on your setlist. And...... how about shaving off your beard?? We'll love to see you anyway and are looking forward to the coming Paris summer.
davebaxi's picture

Tickets and flights booked.Win.Merry Christmas.
discosnortesur's picture

We'll have to go to Paris to see you!
limey's picture

I love Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, I've been a fan since the 70's. Had tickets to see them with Bob Dylan in the 80's, but we had a hurricane and couldn't get to the venue. I am not prepared to sit in a field on the Isle of Wight to see them, so I've got tickets for the Le Grand Rex in Paris and I can't wait...just hoping they still do a few London gigs too!
jubaea's picture

I got my place, I got my place...
dubhappy's picture

Q: What is the advantage of becoming a paid up member of a "fan" club where the main incentive is to have access to pre-sales ? A: None it would appear. You can try for hours to buy good tickets along with the general public on a poorly designed web-site that can't handle a tiny proportion of the traffic it should be able to. We'll even let you have great seats in your shopping cart but we won't let you buy them. We may even do that 3 or more times before timing out to heighten your frustration. Thank you and bonne nuit. Management: As there seems to be a great level of interest in the Paris show, is it possible to schedule another one on June 28 and iron out any bugs in the purchasing system before tickets go on sale ?
pmp's picture

French site kept crashing, once you got to a Ticket choice, it would then crash during purchase. And no sign of Pre sale ? I’m going to Germany and France to see you guys, but can you please come down to Australia and save me the 24 hour Flights !!
scotpettyfan's picture

Keep checking the site! There are good tickets available.
rebel14's picture

Seems to be tickets left for this. Weird as no password needed. Very strange indeed.
carlus's picture

Paris confusion??? reputed promoter?? ):-( tickets = MISSION IMPOSSIBLE !!!!
rodrigojames's picture

Where do i buy these tickets online? I can't find the exact site.
jotanar's picture

Any options on a second show on the Grand Rex in Paris? :)
momay's picture

How did any Fan get tickets for this show ? Tried for 2.5 hours. from the opening time. Got 2 good seats but timed out before being able to pay. Same again after another 25min queue. I'm sure it was open to the general public as you never had to enter the password ! Cologne ticket sales were examples of German efficiency, perfect (eventim.de) Sorry to miss the Paris show, gave up !
rebel14's picture

Presale is awful. Got tickets 5 times and then site crashes.
arnaud's picture

THIS IS A MESSAGE FOR THE TOM PETTY MANAGEMENT NORMALLY THERE IS A PRESALE EVERYWHERE FOR FANS MEMBERS OF TOM PETTY WEBSITE BUT ONLY IN PARIS THE PROMOTER WWW.GDF.FR GERARD DROUOT DECIDE TO SELL TODAY ON THE SAME DAY OF THE PRESALE FOR EVERYBODY AT 10 AM LOCAL TIME THIS PROMOTOMER IS REPUTED IN FRANCE TO DO THIS ALL THE TIME IMPOSSIBLE TO CONNECT AND HAVE TICKETS BEST REGARDS
edkofuzz's picture

Got my tickets for Paris!! Woohoo!! Was never asked for my presale password though... strange. Finally, I'll be able to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers! This is a great day :)
zoso79's picture

I'm been trying to buy tickets for this concert for an hour but the system crashes. The web is not requesting any presale code so everybody can buy tickets one day before the standard sale. Is this correct?
lindaprice's picture

Well how stressful was that. The website for the tickets kept crashing and was a nightmare, but I am happy to say that I am the proud owner of tickets for the Paris show!!!! How brilliant is that! J'attend avec impatience!!
loverofthebayou's picture

I just don't understand how can I use the presale code, there's no step in the order where this code is asked, and then it's a presale not only for fanclub members, but for everybody on the french GDP's website. And then that's not Monday 18 but Monday 19 for the presale... For that concert, there's no advantage to be a fanclub member.
foxy2409's picture

Anyone help with logins for pre-sale please?
carlus's picture

Dear Mr. Petty, I'm so excited for this new tour. This time in Europe !!! Thanks for coming. I still remember the performance at the MSG in New York city on July 28th, 2010 like it was yesterday. This was my first TP&TH show and never dreamed about to see you again. About the tour, I'd like to say that it's a pity that Spain it's not included. I'll have to travel again, but nearer this time. Can't wait!!!! See you soon!!! And, please, play KING'S HIGHWAY for me!!! C.
daniel75's picture

How many tickets can I buy in one shopping?
ejhaanraadts's picture

Ïndeed: "The waiting is the hardest part", glad that after 20 years you'll be back in the old world. Looking forward to it!! EJH
nycaudio's picture

Anyone know what ticket site will be used for the Paris show? I'll need to get an English-to-French dictionary for this one.

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