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Jun 25 2012
Cologne,
Lanxess Arena

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers hit Germany for the second time on the 2012 Summer Tour, playing to a packed house at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne having hit Hamburg earlier this month.

With all the guitars onstage, it'd be easy for Benmont Tench to get lost in the mix, but the Hearbreakers keysman is always on top of it, whether he's on the organ providing a nice steady foundation for the rest of the band to play on top of or if he's over on the grand piano offering a foil to Mike or Tom.

It was most apparent Sunday night on "Runnin' Down A Dream," a song so associated with guitars that Tom and Mike play a specific kind of guitar - Gibson Firebirds - on it.

Benmont was an absolute mad man on "Runnin' Down A Dream" on Sunday, pounding out a counter-melody on the piano that married perfectly with the rest of the band.

Paris, here we come! 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
2012-06-25T00:00:00-07:00
Cologne
Lanxess Arena
Country: 
DE
venue_loc_latitude: 
50.937531
venue_loc_longitude: 
6.960279
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

chriswhisper's picture

Thank you. Thank you. It was a real blast. I knew this was a good band.....but I didn't know they were THAT good. I saw them all........damn, the Hearbreakers rule. Best Rockband I've seen in years! Stay as you are. We love you for that. I'll gonna see you again.
clavigo's picture

We've been listening to this song I don't know how many times and watched dozens of versions on YouTube, but Mike's rendition in Cologne was just mesmerizing! My son's hands hurt still the next morning because he clenched his fists so tight during the majestic finale!
haasj's picture

Superb concert and a great crowd in Cologne! It actually was Monday night, though. And additionally there was "I'm A Man" as 2nd song in the encore.
klawitterbus's picture

Here's a snapshot of the concert in Cologne, 25.06.2012 - it was a fantastic show and I hope we meet again (as soon as possible). God bless you ... Betty
klawitterbus's picture

You made my dream come true ... this evening I will never forget ... Best wishes and a hug from Betty
khi's picture

this one minute gave me the chills http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe5SkrRNI6c
mojogirl72's picture

THANKS MEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thomasearl's picture

Wow! This was great !!! One of the best concerts I ever heard in my live ! You`re great, man ! You`re the best ! Thank you Tom Petty, thank you Heartbreakers !!! It was an unforgetable and fantastic evening ! I still love you !!!
oliver_hamburg's picture

This was simply the best concert I have ever seen. Even slightly better than the one in Hamburg. The audience was on their feet from start to end. *** I was lucky because I was in the first row when Refugee started... So awesome to be 1 meter away from the band... *** Oh, and there is one song missing in the playlist... Between Mary Jane and American Girl Tom Petty played "I'm a man"!!! Which was cool by the way to have three encores! *** Please come back very very soon!
fanfan's picture

Amazing show, I was stunned, amazed, excited and then having a great party with Tom and the band - thank you! Here's a little gallery with some of the potos I took at the show: http://img403.imageshack.us/slideshow/webplayer.php?id=tompetty13.jpg - Enjoy!
stefankasthold's picture

Great Show, great sound, fantastic. In his words: Thank you, Thank you, thank you so much. For this unforgettalble evening. It will take time, that the Live Anthology will leave my turntable
dt's picture

Thank you for great evening. I came from Moscow specially for this event and it was amazing. Perfect sound, favorite songs and of course Tom with the Band playing as good as nobody else.
fanfan's picture

One of my pics from the Cologne show - it was great!
frankentroll's picture

I saw you in Munich 20 years ago and yesterday in Cologne, waiting so long for another concert. What a great evening, what a great event! Thank you!!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Thank You for a amazing time at the Lanxess Arena. A big thank to Michele ( a Angel without wings), who arranged the Tickets from the Twitter giveaway at the Ticket shop for me. I will never forget that night the rest of my life (and further on). THANK YOU ALL! Marc Hartkamp
theangryduck's picture

I hope it will be such a perfect concert like Hamburg!!! I can´t wait another 20 -years, so after Hamburg i will see you this evening in KÖLLE - play it again, Tom and the Hartbraekers!!!! Thank you so much:)
sebastetty123's picture

Hi, we're looking for the second concert after hamburg now in cologne. Hamburg was a great concert, but the audience... It's because of the seats - I won't back down! And Tom: What happened to "travelin' light"?! JJ won't come around - so please! Thank you for coming to europe - and please come back!
sarahtina's picture

I'll finally see my heroes in Cologne tomorrow. And after that historic day there'll be my graduation on Friday - and when it's my turn to come to the stage and get my certificate there will be played AMERICAN GIRL for me.
sarahtina's picture

I'll finally see my heroes in Collogne tomorrow. And after that historic day there'll be my graduation on Friday - and when it's my turn to come to the stage and get my certificate there will be played AMERICAN GIRL for me.
Anonymous's picture

Can't await to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in Cologne tomorrow. I am a lucky winner of the Twitter giveaway! I guess this is a gift from above. I waited a long time for that moment! Marc Hartkamp
mojogirl72's picture

Mr. Petty + band : Thank you so much for coming to Europe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh -- I'm still ecstatic and thankful for hearing this band at hamburg. Wonderful songs. Great sound. Love them. I am full of expectation of the concert in cologne. *****German audience - hope you are ready for real good music!** ******** Damn, it rocks! And leave seats to celebrate a special moment with this band.. perhaps, you really will never get again. ;-) (They wait so long time to visit Europe , yes, - and in that time some other bands repeated their absolute farewell touring for a couple of time ... > Somehow sympathetic!? Here -know at this time- this band never had run for big public news... Cause they do not need. They are one of the best.)
oliver_hamburg's picture

Please consider including one of my favourite songs in your show in Cologne: Crawling Back to You The Best of Everything Straight into Darkness Thank you so much! Oliver
Anonymous's picture

Since Tom added Amsterdam to his tour, I now have a spare ticket available for Koln. Blok 216, row 6, platz 5. Special Price: 50 euros. Let me know at: martinvanloon@caiway.nl when you are interested.
hein's picture

Hi! As Tom has unexpectedly decided to add Amsterdam to his tour (where I live close by), I've decided to seize the opportunity (after 25 long & lonely years since seeing him live for the first and last time with Bob Dylan in 1987). This means that I won't be going to Koln the next day. So I've got a pretty good spare ticket available : arena seating place, block 216, row 9 (somewhere at the left side of the stage). It costed me 90 euro (service charges included). I will offer it for 60 euro (+ dispatching). Anyone interested ? Drop me an e-mail at heinhurkmans@upcmail.nl
hein's picture

Hi! As Tom has unexpectedly added Amsterdam to his European tour, and I'm living close by, I've decided to seize the opportunity. This means I won't be going to Koln the next day. So I've a pretty good ticket available : Arena seating place, block 216 row 9, somewhere at the left side of the stage. It costed me 90 euros (service charges included). I will offer it for 60 euros (+ dispatching charges). Anyone interested ? P.m. me at heinhurkmans@upcmail.nl
chriswhisper's picture

Last year, I went to Los Angeles (for the first time in my life) and visited the star of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on Hollywood Boulevard. This year, a dream comes true: I can see finally see the band live for the first time in my life. Can't wait to see the show. I'm a fan since 1991 (21 years from now). Now I'm 33. Tom Petty was my very first influence and opend me the door to rock n'roll. Guys, when you're in Cologne and you like Sushi. Let me know. I know the BEST place in town. Greetings from Luxembourg/Europe. "Ich bin trotzdem ein Kölche Jung"
jurgen's picture

As I'm heading for Amsterdam instead, I have two tickets available for Koln, at Row 17. Price as on the ticket. email me at jurgen.vreugdenhil@gmail.com
nielspeters's picture

Yes! I'll see Tom Petty for the first, and certainly not for the last time in my life! I Realy hope he plays 'A Face in the Crowd' One of my favourites!
martinouderkerken's picture

Hi there, I have one ticket available for Cologne. 2nd row block 103....mouderkerken@hotmail.com
chi59coltrane19fan's picture

I`m very happy to see Tom and this Band in Cologne. My Wish-Setlist; Here Comes My Girl Breakdown Refugee It`s Good To Be King Learning To Fly Surrender American Girl Runnin` Down A Dream I Won`t Back Down Free Fallin` The Waiting Don`t Do Me Like That You Got Lucky So You Wanna Be A Rock `N` Roll Star Into The Great Wide Open The Damage You`ve Done Too Good To Be True See You in Cologne

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