Rumored to be the largest arena in the United States based on sheer physical size, Chicago's United Center certainly lived up to expectations. It is a behemoth, which makes it all the more impressive how effectively the band along with Robert Scovill, John "Haircut" Tompkins and the rest of the Heartbreakers' sound team can seemingly shrink the size of the room and give even the most massive venue an intimate listening experience.
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Cincinnati's Riverbend Music Center was built on the banks of the Ohio River in 1984 on 15 acres donated by a local amusement park.
The land where the amphitheatre stands today was once the home of two popular roller coasters, The Wildcat and Shooting Star, which seems apropos considering the two bands slated for this steamy summer night.
We are happy to present our new Community area which has been upgraded, redesigned and integrated into the rest of TomPetty.com.
Here are some of the key new features the community has to offer:
The new community lets you keep your TomPetty.com display name and community name consistent. Once you are logged into TomPetty.com you are already logged into the community area. No need to have 2 different log in credentials like you do for the old community area.
The new community area makes it easier to share photos and photo galleries.
In celebration of last month's release of Mojo, fans across the country and around the world hosted home-grown Mojo listening parties. They took place at local watering holes, restaurants, and fans' homes, both inside and outdoors.
The parties were a huge success. People had a blast!
We have received photos, written recaps, and videos from many of the parties and wanted to share them with you. We sure enjoyed going through everything and are excited to share with you now.
Have a look at the listening parties in our brand new community area. Leave a comment. Enjoy.
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"Good Enough" has always been good enough, but tonight in Kansas City, the band treated the excited Sprint Center to an absolutely explosive version that is certain to be the benchmark for this tour.
From note one, Cherry, Mike's Gibson Les Paul Reissue, was at the forefront, spitting solo after sinister solo over Ron and Steve's solid rhythm and Benmont's Hammond B3 organ swells.
While we were in Noblesville (Indianapolis) for the show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater last weekend we stopped by the wonderful Sleepy Bear Campground for a tour.
Check out the video for a look at a true legend of the concert touring
Ever wondered why certain songs become immediate favorites while others are slow burners that creep into your consciousness and slowly take root?
"Good Enough" is a great example of the latter. The last cut on Mojo, the song is an epic blues rocker that's driven by Mike Campbell's searing guitar playing and features some of the best lyrics Tom's written on Mojo.
Hundreds of pictures of the artists who have graced the stage of Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, IN line the backstage wall, serving as a constant reminder of the incredible history of the amphitheatre known best by its former name, Deer Creek. Perhaps the most infamous night here was in July 1995 when thousands of fans crashed the gates to get into a Grateful Dead concert, birthing the ubiquitous "Gatecrashers Suck" stickers.
Thanks to the over 24,000 that joined us in Noblesville, IN on Saturday night!
Photo by Steve Mitchell