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Mannheim Recap

  • July 1, 2012
    Mannheim Recap

    Tour closers are always bittersweet affairs, as everyone - the band and crew alike - is excited to get home to loved ones but sad to say goodbye to our friends out on the road.

    Mannheim - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' third show in Germany this month - proved to be a perfect spot to close the band's first trip to Europe in 20-plus years.

    Unfortunately, Jonathan Wilson and band were unable to make the show as bus troubles left them stranded in northern Italy, but Tom and the band didn't let the last-minute change deter than from playing a smoking tour closer.

    The biggest difference between Mannheim and the other German dates on the Heartbreakers' tour was the crowd, which was on its feet from the opening chords of "Listen To Her Heart" until the final note of "American Girl."

    "It's Good To Be King" proved once again to be this tour's heavy hitter, with the band delivering another spine-tingling performance of the Wildflowers opus that elicited the loudest ovation of the entire night.

    Just like in Lucca, Tom decided to add a third song to the encore, once again playing a incendiary version of "Two Men Talking," a tune that has only been previously released on 2003's Soundstage DVD.

    "This is the last night of our European tour," Tom said before launching into "American Girl." "Thank you, Germany, for a great night tonight. We'll be back real soon."

    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
    Two Men Talking
    American Girl

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on July 1, 2012

Tour closers are always bittersweet affairs, as everyone - the band and crew alike - is excited to get home to loved ones but sad to say goodbye to our friends out on the road.

Mannheim - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' third show in Germany this month - proved to be a perfect spot to close the band's first trip to Europe in 20-plus years.

Unfortunately, Jonathan Wilson and band were unable to make the show as bus troubles left them stranded in northern Italy, but Tom and the band didn't let the last-minute change deter than from playing a smoking tour closer.

The biggest difference between Mannheim and the other German dates on the Heartbreakers' tour was the crowd, which was on its feet from the opening chords of "Listen To Her Heart" until the final note of "American Girl."

"It's Good To Be King" proved once again to be this tour's heavy hitter, with the band delivering another spine-tingling performance of the Wildflowers opus that elicited the loudest ovation of the entire night.

Just like in Lucca, Tom decided to add a third song to the encore, once again playing a incendiary version of "Two Men Talking," a tune that has only been previously released on 2003's Soundstage DVD.

"This is the last night of our European tour," Tom said before launching into "American Girl." "Thank you, Germany, for a great night tonight. We'll be back real soon."

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
Two Men Talking
American Girl

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pete54's picture

<p>What a great night! Big surprise was a tremendous version of Fleetwood Mac's "Oh well".</p>
wolfgangsadlo's picture

dear tom, last night, once again, i listened to your music. had some troubles, as everyone i guess. wished i was back in your songs again, safe from the night. and it worked. ps: saw you playing in mannheim and it was great !!!
alexwunderbar's picture

thank you tom - best concert ever - alex from curbs www.curbs.org.uk