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    May 08, 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

    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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