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Austin Recap

  • May 8, 2012
    Austin Recap

    Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers wrapped up the U.S. leg of their 2012 Summer Tour in fine fashion in Austin on Saturday, rocking the sold-out Erwin Special Events Center on Cinco de Mayo.

    Regina Spektor, the immensly talented New York City-based songstress who opened the 10 shows in the U.S., once again delivered an incredible set backed by her trio. Spektor has proven to be a more than capable opener for Tom and the band, captivating audiences with her unique, piano-driven pop songs and gorgeous voice. Safe to say many Heartbreakers fans are now Regina Spektor fans due to her incredible performances on this tour.

    Tom and the band stormed the stage just before 9 pm to rapturous applause and cheers. Never ones to leave anything left in the tank, the Heartbreakers delivered the show of the tour, a great mix of songs powered by inspired playing by one of the best bands on the planet. "Free Fallin'" is almost always a glorious sing-a-long, but Austin gave it some added punch with the loudest audience vocals all tour. Mike Campbell was on fire all night, ripping solo after solo - including an absolutely monstrous one on "It's Good To Be King" - that brought smiles to the fans and everyone on stage. As if on cue, the skies opened shortly after the Heartbreakers' incendiary set, and Austin was deluged with an epic thunderstorm only found in the great state of Texas.

    Canada, you're up next! See you in a few weeks and then on to Europe!

    SET LIST
    Listen to Her Heart
    You Wreck Me
    I Won't Back Down
    Here Comes My Girl
    Handle with Care
    Lover's Touch
    I'm A Man
    Something Big
    Saving Grace
    Free Fallin'
    Spike
    It's Good To Be King
    Something Good Coming
    Learning to Fly
    Yer So Bad
    I Shoulda Known It
    Good Enough
    Refugee
    Runnin' Down A Dream

    ENCORE:
    Mary Jane
    American Girl

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    2012 Tour
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on May 8, 2012

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers wrapped up the U.S. leg of their 2012 Summer Tour in fine fashion in Austin on Saturday, rocking the sold-out Erwin Special Events Center on Cinco de Mayo.

Regina Spektor, the immensly talented New York City-based songstress who opened the 10 shows in the U.S., once again delivered an incredible set backed by her trio. Spektor has proven to be a more than capable opener for Tom and the band, captivating audiences with her unique, piano-driven pop songs and gorgeous voice. Safe to say many Heartbreakers fans are now Regina Spektor fans due to her incredible performances on this tour.

Tom and the band stormed the stage just before 9 pm to rapturous applause and cheers. Never ones to leave anything left in the tank, the Heartbreakers delivered the show of the tour, a great mix of songs powered by inspired playing by one of the best bands on the planet. "Free Fallin'" is almost always a glorious sing-a-long, but Austin gave it some added punch with the loudest audience vocals all tour. Mike Campbell was on fire all night, ripping solo after solo - including an absolutely monstrous one on "It's Good To Be King" - that brought smiles to the fans and everyone on stage. As if on cue, the skies opened shortly after the Heartbreakers' incendiary set, and Austin was deluged with an epic thunderstorm only found in the great state of Texas.

Canada, you're up next! See you in a few weeks and then on to Europe!

SET LIST
Listen to Her Heart
You Wreck Me
I Won't Back Down
Here Comes My Girl
Handle with Care
Lover's Touch
I'm A Man
Something Big
Saving Grace
Free Fallin'
Spike
It's Good To Be King
Something Good Coming
Learning to Fly
Yer So Bad
I Shoulda Known It
Good Enough
Refugee
Runnin' Down A Dream

ENCORE:
Mary Jane
American Girl

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reaganbroussard's picture

My son got us tickets to see Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers for the first time in Austin for my birthday. Magical night...especially sharing it with my 24 year old son. Band was incredible, and it was clear Mr. Petty was having a great time with the audience after all of these years. My son and I walked out, looked at each other, and said "that was one of the best shows either of us have ever seen". I said "you just saw a rock n roll legend my boy". Thank you for a memory for my son and I. RB
metalkatt's picture

Flew from NY to see this show with my wife for our anniversary, third time we have seen them in as many years and this was the best show in a phenomenal venue. Great to see the band do some older tunes and Regina Spektor did a great job opening for the band...Thank you, Austin, TX, for showing us a great time, and thank you, Tom Petty, for playing your hearts out!!
irenezupko's picture

I've seen these guys 20+ times (1979-2012) and this was nothing short of a very magical moment!! Austin was truly free falling for and with TP! I'm still high off the energy of this sing along and sure hope I get to do it again sometime. There's just nothing quite like it. Execpt maybe Learnin to Fly:)
johns34b's picture

One amazing performance...a night toTo remember..your a legend Tom as well as your band..thanks and don't ever stop...
truestblue's picture

Missed hearing Breakdown! Tom you owe us one!
nevermore714's picture

Tom, how can you wrap up your summer tour already...it's still spring???????
amartindale's picture

You guys just keep getting better!! You rocked my socks off!! And yes Kristen, I was there!! Woo hoo! Glad Mike and Steve liked my sign!
dennis_mcguire's picture

It was great. Rock n Roll, Blues. I loved it, down loaded the Anthology the next day.
campfan's picture

That Awesome Mike smile...on that picture says it all... Antoinette Nashville TN
kristenlouise's picture

I thought for sure she'd be on that stage rockin' with our boys! Tee hee