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  • April 19, 2012
    Broomfield Night 1 Recap
    Tour openers can be anxious occasions, but you'd never have guessed it had you been at Colorado's 1st Bank Center Wednesday night for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' first show of their 2012 Tour.

    Tom and the band strode on stage just after 9 pm to a standing ovation from the relatively intimate 6,500-seat-capacity arena and promptly ripped into "Listen to Her Heart," the first song in a nearly two-and-a-half hour show that found the rock legends covering material from throughout their storied career.

    Mixing old classics like "Here Comes My Girl" and "I Won't Back Down" with rarities like "Something Big" off Hard Promises and "Spike" off Southern Accents, Tom and the guys were on top of their game and having a great time digging deep into their catalogue to the great pleasure of the fans at 1st Bank. Not to be left out, the band rocked four songs off Mojo, the highlight of which was the sublime "Something Good Comin'" that had the crowd standing in stunned silence.

    Night two at 1st Bank is up next, and then we head east to Little Rock!

    SET LIST APRIL 18 - BROOMFIELD, CO (1st BANK CENTER)

    Listen to Her Heart
    You Wreck Me
    I Won’t Back Down
    Here Comes My Girl
    Handle With Care
    Lovers Touch
    I’m a Man
    Something Big
    Have Love Will Travel
    Free Fallin'
    Spike
    It’s Good to Be King
    To Find a Friend
    Something Good Comin’
    Learning to Fly
    Yer So Bad
    I Should Have Known It
    Good Enough
    Don’t Come Around Here No More
    Refugee
    Running Down a Dream
    Encore: Mary Jane’s Last Dance American Girl

























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tompetty.com's picture
on Thu, 2012-04-19 08:30
Tour openers can be anxious occasions, but you'd never have guessed it had you been at Colorado's 1st Bank Center Wednesday night for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' first show of their 2012 Tour.

Tom and the band strode on stage just after 9 pm to a standing ovation from the relatively intimate 6,500-seat-capacity arena and promptly ripped into "Listen to Her Heart," the first song in a nearly two-and-a-half hour show that found the rock legends covering material from throughout their storied career.

Mixing old classics like "Here Comes My Girl" and "I Won't Back Down" with rarities like "Something Big" off Hard Promises and "Spike" off Southern Accents, Tom and the guys were on top of their game and having a great time digging deep into their catalogue to the great pleasure of the fans at 1st Bank. Not to be left out, the band rocked four songs off Mojo, the highlight of which was the sublime "Something Good Comin'" that had the crowd standing in stunned silence.

Night two at 1st Bank is up next, and then we head east to Little Rock!

SET LIST APRIL 18 - BROOMFIELD, CO (1st BANK CENTER)

Listen to Her Heart
You Wreck Me
I Won’t Back Down
Here Comes My Girl
Handle With Care
Lovers Touch
I’m a Man
Something Big
Have Love Will Travel
Free Fallin'
Spike
It’s Good to Be King
To Find a Friend
Something Good Comin’
Learning to Fly
Yer So Bad
I Should Have Known It
Good Enough
Don’t Come Around Here No More
Refugee
Running Down a Dream
Encore: Mary Jane’s Last Dance American Girl

























Comments

pettyfanz's picture

Well we drove 917 miles each way to catch this show and it was worth every mile. There were four of us in our crew and we drove from Missoula mt to broomfield co in a 99 Hyundai accent. We had a blast. At the concert we were awed once again by the performance we got. We are veteran tphb tour fans and we are always blown away by the shows we are given. And what rare treats in the set list. Have love will travel, spike, something big. What a show and we cannot wait til next Ike.
atccobra's picture

Couldn't manage to hook up with these shows. All too far from the Northeast for me at this time. Big TPATH and Traveling Willburys fan for many years. And for all those not into the music of Regina Spektor, who opened for Tom on this tour because she loves his music, and who has been involved with Petty Fest for years in NYC ... You don't know how much of a talented and extraordinary songwriter that girl is. She took precious time out from her own US and world tour which is already under way to take a back seat to TPATH and show her unselfish support of this tour. I will be seeing her in another sold out concert soon for the third time this year. Just sayin. Love ya, Tom and the guys!
angeleyez712's picture

Very nice pictures, and great song list!!! Can't wait to see all of you in May!!! Best wishes always!!! Love, Peace and over and out. ANGEL
igor60's picture

We are coming from Finland into the concert in Stockholm: I just wish SO MUCH to hear the song It's Good to be King...Mimmi
dreamygreenie's picture

I forgot to mention in my earlier comment that I am so happy Regina Spektor is opening for you guys on this tour. TPAHB is my ALL TIME favorite!!!! But I absolutely love Regina Spektor and have been listening to her for years now... I've seen her live several times before this tour. So Regina, if you ever read these comments - don't let the haters get you down - I love you - you're an amazing talent!!
chinopeaches's picture

Can't wait to see my favorite band of all time when they make it to the L.A. area. Excited to hear when they announce their shows out here and when tix go on sale.
kookieduck's picture

Sounds like a great time! I'm going to see him tomorrow night! Hope he reads my mind and plays all my faves!!!!! lol
dreamygreenie's picture

It was an AMAZING show!! I was front row, center - awesome!! I can't wait for the show in Albuquerque next week....Although I'm disappointed in my 13th row seats :( It will never be the same after FINALLY seeing you guys from the front row. LOVE YOU!!!
tmcguire's picture

Love the addition of Spike
izabellauk's picture

I'm sure it was an amazing night! The band looks fantastic!! I should have booked travel to one of the tour cities (I'm in Chicago); now everything is sold out. Enjoy the shows, all you TP/Heartbreakers fans who were so lucky to get shows in your towns!
tristano's picture

I love that TPHB has the simplest of stage sets and allows their music to be the show. Can't wait for Jazz Fest and Estero!
larsdahlbom's picture

Glad to see that Tom played the King again. I hope he does it in Stockholm too. Rhe band looks great!
insanelayne's picture

I enjoyed the show.
Anonymous's picture

Wow! What a song list! Even better than the last tour! Can't wait to see the coolest rock band ever! Orlando, row 15.
zitazone's picture

I know that look on your face, But there's something lucky about this place. And there's something good coming, For you and me. Something good coming, There has to be. See you guys in Little Rock very excited
Exo's picture

From here in the land of stale, just took a call from the night clerk; working on something big is right. Buried treasure has been discovered! Across the pond and maybe afterwards, austerity is the road to follow because something good is coming. Safe travels and good luck! Kick ass gentlemen.
haasj's picture

What a great setlist! I'm very happy to see some buried treasure on there! Looking forward to seeing the guys in Germany!
karenpayne's picture

Sounds terrific and I'm really happy the band has included Here Comes My Girl on this tour. Can't wait for Albuquerque!!!
campfan's picture

Doozie and MC...ya'all so spiffy lookin' A...Nashville TN
jonccs's picture

Not a big fan of the opening act, Regina Spector but Tom and the guys made up for it. I was on the floor center about 3 rows back and it was a night I will not soon forget. I have seen Petty a few times and they are just getting better! If they come to your town they are a definite must see! You only live once. You must see the Heartbreakers before it is their last tour.
bons's picture

lovin the setlist - would love to see more rarities!!!
ohmybabydoll's picture

What an awesome setlist and great photos!!! I can't wait for Alpharetta.....see ya there!!!
will_whittlesey's picture

Best concert i have every been to. The last one was in 08 at the dicks sporting goods park and i thought the same then!!!
amartindale's picture

I can't thank you enough for touring again, I love and appreciate you guys so much. Your music means more to me than I can express...
redpilot's picture

I've seen many TPHB shows and they are GREAT, love the band. What I don't understand is why songs from Highway Companion are rarely on the playlist? Big Weekend or Jack or Turn This Car Around would be awesome to hear live. I think I heard Saving Grace at one show, that's about it. If the band reads these, PLEASE know that Highway Companion is sorely missed and PLEASE come to the West Coast more often. We love you out here too!
tblair's picture

That's a heavy list! Bring that stuff to Wichita!
oscarman's picture

Cant wait!!!!
mokeen's picture

looks great, wish I was there.
singsinfrench's picture

I can't wait! Two weeks till Orlando!
tpric's picture

I hope you sing "Lovers Touch". LOVE this song. I can't wait for Tues.

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