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Halifax, NS 05/31


May 31 2012
Halifax, NS
Halifax Metro Centre

So many of the memorable moments on Heartbreakers' tours happen onstage, but it was a special visitor the band met just before they went on at the sold-out Haifax Metro Center that won't soon be forgotten.

Adam Keys has been a fan of the band for as long as he can remember. Growing up in Whitehall, PA, he and best friend - Jesse Reed - caught a few Heartbreakers shows together over the years. Thursday night was his fourth show; he'd seen them twice in Camden, NJ and once in Madison Square Garden.

On July 14, 2010, Adam - an Army Specialist in the 618th Engineer Company - was injured when his vehicle was hit by a large IED in southern Afghanistan. He was the sole survivor in the five-person patrol, but sustained severe injuries that required the amputation of an arm and both legs. Unfortunately, Adam's loss didn't end there that day. Reed - his childhood friend who enlisted with Adam in 2009 - was one of the soldiers that died in the incident.

After 15 months recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Adam transferred into outpatient care earlier this year and is already learning to walk on prosthetic legs. In Haifax to attend his grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary, Adam found out the Heartbreakers were in town and bought a ticket. After hearing about his story, Tom and the guys invited Adam and his family to visit backstage before the show. After all the pictures were snapped and the last autograph inked, Adam leaned over to Tom.

"You guys are freaking awesome," he gushed as only a true fan can. "I'll remember tonight for a long, long time and can't thank you enough."

"You're the awesome one, Adam. We're just a bunch of guitar players," Tom said with a grin. "We're so honored to have you here with us tonight."

Normally in these reviews, we comment on special songs or particular moments during the show, and there were plenty in Halifax: a stunning "The Best of Everything," the return of "Oh Well" and a phenomenal "Crawling Back To You," to name just a few.

But the memory of Halifax will be the look on Adam's face sitting side stage when the house lights came up after "American Girl," as the band made their exit to the cheers of 10,000-plus screaming Nova Scotians.

"That was incredible!"

Listen to Her Heart
You Wreck Me
I Won't Back Down
Here Comes My Girl
Handle with Care
The Best of Everything
Oh Well
Something Big
Free Fallin'
Damage You've Done
It's Good To Be King
Crawling Back To You
Learning to Fly
Yer So Bad
I Shoulda Known It
Good Enough
Runnin' Down A Dream

Mary Jane
American Girl

Halifax Metro Centre
Tour Tracks: 
I Should Have Known It
Good Enough
American Girl
Oh Well
Listen to Her Heart
Free Fallin'
I Won't Back Down
Mary Jane's Last Dance
Runnin' Down A Dream
Learning To Fly


stone_jackson's picture

I know the presale isn't active yet but right now the link is invalid for tomorrow's presale. :\
bmallard's picture

Hope your pre-sale is not like the fiasco we had here in St. John's. Perhaps they have ironed-out the problem. Nonetheless, you'll like the concert even though the ticket prices are somewhat high. Quality act = high ticket prices.
sturge's picture

Hi folks. I just joined the fan club this morning but have no info about the presale as of yet. Did anyone get info yet?
vclarey's picture

Can't wait for Halifax. Was ready to travel the eastern seaboard to track down TP and HB in 2012. Come to PEI while you are in the neighborhood. It is a beauty.
robmaccormick's picture

Stoked to have TPTHB here in Halifax. Really hope my HCC membership comes thru in the presale.
roshams's picture

Anyone have presale info thank you!
tachisho's picture

Hi, just wondering what time the presale begins, is it 9am EST on Tues, Dec20th? Thanks.
brian893's picture

I have waited my whole life for this...
franciseyking's picture

Great News this morning for Halifax conncert on May 31. I assume that the 10:00 am pre-sale time on Dec. 20 is Atlantic time? Could anyone please verify? Went to the U2 concert in Moncton and pre-sale time was announced as Atlantic time but started at Eastern. I had some fun (and anxiety) for one hour while trying to get the tickets online. Loved the Red Zone tickets at the 360 though. Hoping for the same quality seats this time. "It's good to be king"
nsduckhunter's picture

Damn it has been a long coming !!!!!!
jdwood's picture

Any pre-sale tickets available?
tpath's picture

Been waiting a long time for TPATH to play Halifax and as everyone knows it's gonna be a great show!!!!
pungergirl's picture

Will there be a presale for this show?
pungergirl's picture

So excited about Tom Petty coming to Halifax!!! just a BIG thank you for making this happen!