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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


steeleman's picture

Folks, just got 5 in Sect 21. The site kept telling me none were available then it just worked!! Keep trying!!
x98bjv's picture

I was on at 10am and could only get upper bowl tickets. I kept releasing the crappy seats and trying again. Eventually I got some good seats but had to split up the tickets...couldn't even get 4 together when the presale started. Now, almost 5 hours later, floor and lower bowl seats are showing up. What the...?? I'm very happy with the tickets I got but if I had bought the upper bowl this morning and then better seats were showing up 5 hours later, I'd be p.o'd.
donyboi's picture

thanks got my ticket not great seat but happy to be there
peiheartbreaker's picture

4 tickets, section 56 floor, row 2....would have liked batter , but still awesome!!....tried all day just got at like 2:30 pm
pungergirl's picture

So i tried to buy tickets this morning when the presale started and my only options were upper bowl. I took what I could. I decided to check back this afternoon, and what was available was much better seating. So I bought the better seats, and now I;m stuck with two upper bowl tickets. I can't complain, because I got tickets but I feel that this presale could have been organized a bit better. If anybody wants tickets for this show in the upper bowl, contact me :)
fauningrid's picture

Hi There: Paid but where do I find the promo code? Many thanks, Faun
lynn1979's picture

I can't get any tickets in any section, please help, thanks
cj2007's picture

Looks like presale tickets are sold out :(
tristanlaugher's picture

I got 3rd Row is section 50. For whatever reason it took almost 20 minutes before these tickets were available. Did anyone get better?
starr's picture

You have to be a paid subscriber to get the pre sale password I had no trouble getting tickets this morning. Your password if a paid subscriber should be in bold letters on the second line of your subscription page after you log on
jasoncurtis100's picture

Very happy to get tickets, got booted off the site during checkout but after a mad scramble managed to get back on and get them .
ampli5d's picture

Many thanx guys for the awesome seats guys.
coily's picture

It's dec.20, 11:00 a.m. in Halifax...How do you get presale tickets?
ryderrlg's picture

Can't get presale tix - why>?
maccan33's picture

when are the pre-sale tickets going to be availble?
chopper1900's picture

the password is up top of the web page when viewing concert dates
mutant18's picture

Does Anyone have it? If so could you post it please
edvardy's picture

Hey, anone know how to go about getting presale tickets. I don't have a promo code. how do you get a code or password?
lchorney's picture

Just got my seats. I have never been to the Metro Centre. Can anyone tell me if Section 21 Row D are any good???
chkraft's picture

its 4 tickets and the promo code is on the one of these pages with a link to the ticket atlantic site. It took me about 8 times to get through, but i did and got awesome seats!!!
ikky99's picture

I can't even get 1 at any price level!!?!?!?!?!!?
pungergirl's picture

Very upset that all I could land was two upper bowl tickets in the presale :( Did something go wrong with the ticket sales??
karamacphee's picture

It's 10:05 and I see no icon for tickets for Halifax? Any ideas?
Anonymous's picture

Is there a presale password for this? I have membership but haven't had any notification of a password.
bluegrassdan's picture

How many tickets do they allot for a presale? Will alot of the good seats be gone when the regular sale hits?
kellybanks's picture

Does anyone know how we get our Promotion/Presale Password? I have signed up as a member already? Will the information be emailed to us in the morning? Thanks!
rogerlewis's picture

so pumped, but i've never gotten tickets via joining membership before....wuts the deal, we get a promo code emailed to us or something?
bluegrassdan's picture

I wonder if more shows will be announced in the maritimes as current ones sell out like say a swing through New Brunswick. Saves me a trip to Halifax but I guess I cant take that chance.
stacydv's picture

Also looking for more info on how the pre-sale works. It is my understanding that we receive an email with code before it begins tomorrow morning - can anyone confirm this? Soo excited but anxious to get the tickets!!!
stone_jackson's picture

Onsale Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 10:00 am