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Oslo 06/15


Jun 15 2012
Norwegian Wood Festival

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' 2012 Summer Tour reached its northern most point on Friday, playing the Norwegian Wood Festival in Oslo, Norway.

Located in the Frognerparken, a 32-acres park in the middle of Oslo, the Norwegian Wood Festival is a three-day event that's been taking place every summer since 1992, featuring a diverse set of artists including Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Foo Fighters and Wilco.

Friday's bill opened with Monica Heldal, a a twenty-something Norwegian singer-songwriter that released her first single earlier this year. A tremendous guitar player and vocalist, Heldal played a terrific set to get the day started. As the natural amphitheater began to fill up, Lenny Kravitz took the stage and proceeded to rock the 8,000-plus in attendance with songs from throughout his catalog, including his newest album, Black and White America.

Backstage before their set, Tom and the guys were loose, hanging outside the small cabins that served as dressing rooms and catching up with friends and family. On his way back from the stage, Lenny - who opened for the Heartbreakers on his first ever tour - made his way over to say hello and reconnect with the guys. Tom and Lenny shared a hug and a promise to stay in touch.

The sold-out crowd in the Frognerparken were on their feet when Tom and the band launched into "Listen to Her Heart," but they weren't the only ones. Glancing over to the sidestage, Mike Campbell spotted Lenny and his band dancing in the wings, eliciting a wide grin from the Heartbreakers guitarist and co-captain. For the next two hours, the band played hits from throughout their career, leaving it all out onstage and waving goodnight to the Norwegian Wood festival just after 11 pm, sunlight still on the horizon.

London, here we come! The legendary Royal Albert Hall is next! Keep checking back for more from the 2012 Summer Tour!

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
Don't Come Around Here No More
Free Fallin'
It's Good To Be King
Something Good Coming
Learning to Fly
Yer So Bad
I Shoulda Known It
Runnin' Down A Dream

Mary Jane
American Girl

Norwegian Wood Festival
Tour Tracks: 
I Should Have Known It
Something Good Coming
American Girl


runeeriksen57's picture

the ticet was my christmasgift from my girlfriend and the best ever
runeeriksen57's picture

my best consert ever....hope to see you and the band soon
Anonymous's picture

Please play Honey Bee at the IOW!!!!!
dianna's picture

don't come around here no more! is this the first time this tour tp/hb have played it? alright!
marit0105's picture

It was the best concert ever, don't wait too long to come back to Oslo. Thanks for the plectrum :-)
marit0105's picture

Great consert, best ever. Hope to see you in Norway soon! Thanks for the plectrum. :-)
conde's picture

Hoping to hear Rebels, Breakdown and Honey Bee in Oslo:)
kjelltn's picture

don't cancel, don't cancel, don't cancel, don't cancel, don't cancel, don't cancel, don't cancel, don't cancel, don't cancel, don't cancel, don't cancel, don't cancel...
northernbill's picture

My son lives in Oslo I thought I might be in with a chance of getting a ticket with his help but no luck I came over to see Porcupine Tree at Norwegian Wood year before last, great concert If anyone can help with tickets let me know Thanks
ronnybergersen's picture

The Oslo show is now sold out! Now we just have to hope for the weather to be nice. But I bet the sun will shine for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers!
warrenjn's picture

Hey Norway !! Saw you at the Northridge concerts. Glad you get to see Tp in your Hometown. Enjoy !! Jody Nelson, Vancouver, BC
bergenslarsen's picture

Yes! I was ready to head for any destination in Europe the next time Tom and His Men entered the continent. What a treat to get to see them in Oslo! Tickets are all ready bought. So now comes the hardest part - the Waiting...
kfromreide's picture

This is so amazing, I have seen Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 4 times in the states. There are a lot of people in Norway that are exited now :) I love this Band. Kenneth Fromreide, Norway.
ronnybergersen's picture

This is going to be great! And looking forward to meeting Steve again.