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  • April 25, 2012
    Albuquerque Recap
    Originally built as a a rodeo and horse show auditorium in 1957 with funds provided by President Franklin Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration, Albuquerque's Tingley Coliseum was packed to the rafters for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers on the fourth night of the band's 2012 Summer Tour. Full review, photos, set list, and leave your own comment or upload your own photos, here.
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tompetty.com's picture
on Wed, 2012-04-25 03:44
Originally built as a a rodeo and horse show auditorium in 1957 with funds provided by President Franklin Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration, Albuquerque's Tingley Coliseum was packed to the rafters for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers on the fourth night of the band's 2012 Summer Tour. Full review, photos, set list, and leave your own comment or upload your own photos, here.

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sedunova's picture

Tom & the Boys really raised the roof in ABQ - one of their best concerts I've seen in 33 years of being a die-hard fan. The Tingley Coliseum is about half the size of a 'typical' arena and the fans were some of the craziest and loudest I've ever heard. My best pal and I flew in from Vancouver and are still buzzing with adrenalin a week later. Albuquerque really knows how to rock! Tom & the Boys keep getting better as time passes (a rarity in today's music industry) mainly because their music and lyrics are just so good - so timeless and passionate and real. Somewhere, somehow, they just hit all the right nerves in a die-hard rock ‘n’ roll heart! If you want proof, just sneak a glimpse at the faces in the crowd during any of their concerts (or the occasional shot of the crowd in one of their DVDs or videos) and you will see fans literally overcome with sheer joy, happiness and unsuppressed emotions. I can only imagine how Tom and the boys must feel when they see this live & up close - every time they perform! If they haven’t already, they should discreetly record video of their fans' faces during their concerts. Hi-res camera equipment is so unobtrusive these days, they could do it all from a backstage control booth without any cameramen visible or present on the stage. I would love to see extended clips of such raw emotional responses incorporated into their next Live DVD! How does a 30+ year-old band know when their music is timeless and just keeps getting better? All they need to know is written all over their fans' faces while watching & listening to them in concert. Please don't ever quit touring, boys!
sedunova's picture

Tom & the Boys really raised the roof in ABQ - one of their best concerts I've seen in 33 years of being a die-hard fan. The Tingley Coliseum is about half the size of a 'typical' arena and the fans were some of the craziest and loudest I've ever heard. My best pal and I flew in from Vancouver and are still buzzing with adrenalin a week later. Albuquerque really knows how to rock! Tom & the Boys keep getting better as time passes (a rarity in today's music industry) mainly because their music and lyrics are just so good - so timeless and passionate and real. Somewhere, somehow, they just hit all the right nerves in a die-hard rock ‘n’ roll heart! If you want proof, just sneak a glimpse at the faces in the crowd during any of their concerts (or the occasional shot of the crowd in one of their DVDs or videos) and you will see fans literally overcome with sheer joy, happiness and unsuppressed emotions. I can only imagine how Tom and the boys must feel when they see this live & up close - every time they perform! If they haven’t already, they should discreetly record video of their fans' faces during their concerts. Hi-res camera equipment is so unobtrusive these days, they could do it all from a backstage control booth without any cameramen visible or present on the stage. I would love to see extended clips of such raw emotional responses incorporated into their next Live DVD! How does a 30+ year-old band know when their music is timeless and just keeps getting better? All they need to know is written all over their fans' faces while watching & listening to them in concert. Please don't ever quit touring, boys!
3gracessstttt's picture

I made a Heartbreaker Sampler quilt from all the t-shirts, albums and concert ticket stubs I have saved from years of Tom Petty Concerts. I had planned for years to make a Tom Petty quilt. As I completed the quilt top, I decided that I would get it autographed to fulfill everything that the quilt had come to represent. Life is a patchwork of friends. To me the songs and lyrics of Tom Petty were the soundtrack of those memories of people, places and times long gone. I bought VIP tickets and entrusted my quilt to a total stranger (Corie) who was going to take it backstage and ask for him to autograph it. No guarantees, Tom Petty doesn’t do autographs, the chances were slim to none. Just minutes before Tom Petty was to go onstage, the VIP representative brought the quilt to my seat. “He said he signed it, I don’t know where he signed it, but he said he signed it”. I opened the quilt and there it was. I only had a minute or two to take it in because Tom Petty walked on stage and began to play, “Listen to Her Heart”. I was seated in the 5th row right in front of Tom Petty. I spent the entire concert laughing and singing with all my heart. Sometimes we have to listen to our hearts and believe that anything is possible in order for our dreams to come true.
randa's picture

I havent made a show yet, but still hoping too. I am although loving the pictures and recaps. And I so love the picture of Ron in the spotlight. Almost like the heavens are shining down on him. :) Thanks for touring again this year. Hope if you can to tack on a few more dates anywhere close to Ky or Cincinnati. Have an awesome tour! Rhonda in Ky.
rcboy52's picture

2-1/2 hrs is the norm for senior rock stars...9-11:30 unless a noise ordinance..........just finish with those last four
campfan's picture

......and love the lyrics....and Mike that pictures are awesome as ever.....you guys Rock! Antoinette Nashville TN
diveulike's picture

I notice the number of songs in the set list has dropped from opening night, with so many great songs it would be nice to have 22-23 per night, Something Good Coming would have been nice.
tpric's picture

This was my 3rd TPHB concert and it was the best. You guys just get better and never let your fans down. Mike was smokin and Tom was great as ever. And thanks for doing "Lovers Touch" HOT!
rogerchad's picture

Awesome Show! Loved hearing some of the old songs that are never played as well as the classics. I was sad when it was over.
singsinfrench's picture

I'm really enjoying your recaps and photos. Please correct the set list from the Albuquerque show - it's short the encore. I have a heartfelt request. Please play Something Good Coming for the Orlando show. It's my favorite song from Mojo, and Tom sings it beautifully. Have a wonderful show tonight in Wichita! I can't wait for May 3rd - Orlando!