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Cologne Recap

  • June 27, 2012
    Cologne Recap

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers hit Germany for the second time on the 2012 Summer Tour, playing to a packed house at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne having hit Hamburg earlier this month.

    With all the guitars onstage, it'd be easy for Benmont Tench to get lost in the mix, but the Hearbreakers keysman is always on top of it, whether he's on the organ providing a nice steady foundation for the rest of the band to play on top of or if he's over on the grand piano offering a foil to Mike or Tom.

    It was most apparent Sunday night on "Runnin' Down A Dream," a song so associated with guitars that Tom and Mike play a specific kind of guitar - Gibson Firebirds - on it.

    Benmont was an absolute mad man on "Runnin' Down A Dream" on Sunday, pounding out a counter-melody on the piano that married perfectly with the rest of the band.

    Paris, here we come! Check back for more from the 2012 Summer Tour!

    SET LIST
    Listen to Her Heart
    You Wreck Me
    I Won't Back Down
    Here Comes My Girl
    Handle with Care
    Good Enough
    Oh Well
    Something Big
    Don't Come Around Here No More
    Free Fallin'
    It's Good To Be King
    Carol
    Learning to Fly
    Yer So Bad
    I Shoulda Known It
    Refugee
    Runnin' Down A Dream

    ENCORE:
    Mary Jane
    American Girl
     

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webcrew's picture
on June 27, 2012

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers hit Germany for the second time on the 2012 Summer Tour, playing to a packed house at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne having hit Hamburg earlier this month.

With all the guitars onstage, it'd be easy for Benmont Tench to get lost in the mix, but the Hearbreakers keysman is always on top of it, whether he's on the organ providing a nice steady foundation for the rest of the band to play on top of or if he's over on the grand piano offering a foil to Mike or Tom.

It was most apparent Sunday night on "Runnin' Down A Dream," a song so associated with guitars that Tom and Mike play a specific kind of guitar - Gibson Firebirds - on it.

Benmont was an absolute mad man on "Runnin' Down A Dream" on Sunday, pounding out a counter-melody on the piano that married perfectly with the rest of the band.

Paris, here we come! Check back for more from the 2012 Summer Tour!

SET LIST
Listen to Her Heart
You Wreck Me
I Won't Back Down
Here Comes My Girl
Handle with Care
Good Enough
Oh Well
Something Big
Don't Come Around Here No More
Free Fallin'
It's Good To Be King
Carol
Learning to Fly
Yer So Bad
I Shoulda Known It
Refugee
Runnin' Down A Dream

ENCORE:
Mary Jane
American Girl
 

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shelter's picture

ben being my nr one hero, I'd like to see a bit more of this recap.. and possibly pictures.. 24 hours now and it seems like something is missing..?
Anonymous's picture

I would like to say thanks for an amazing and unforgetable time in Cologne. I had waited a long time to see my idols in Germany and then i win the tickets on Twitter! I guess this was a gift from above! A very big thank to the women who arranged the tickets at the shop for me and my dad. Two generations of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers fans can't be wrong! It was amazing! Hope to see You guys again someday. THANK YOU! Marc Hartkamp