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  • April 28, 2012
    New Orleans Recap

    "I can feel the mojo in this place. Can you feel the mojo?"

    Tom Petty smiled widely out over the sea of 60,000-plus screaming fans gathered in front of the Fess stage for the Heartbreakers' headlining set on Saturday at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

    New Orleans holds a special place in the hearts of musicians and music aficionados as the Crescent City's cultural heritage - comprised of Spanish, French, African and Creole influences - has resulted in a veritable melting pot of music. Jazz, blues, funk, cajun all call NOLA home, and JazzFest celebrates this legacy every April and May with almost two weeks of non-stop music throughout the city, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world.

    The mood was set for the Heartbreakers by a fantastic set of New Orleans standards earlier in the day on the Fess Stage from the Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars featuring Tab Benoit, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Vidacovich, Johnny Sansone, Waylon Thibodeaux and a special guest sit-in from Galactic drummer Stanton Moore.

    Tom and the band were certainly feeling the vibe onstage Saturday, playing a set just short of two hours that featured a great "Something Big," the return of the band's cover of JJ Cale's "Travelin' Light" and culminating with an incendiary "Mary Jane's Last Dance/American Girl" encore.

    As Tom and the guys gathered at the front of the stage to wave goodbye to the JazzFest faithful following the last notes of the encore, the sun dipped below the horizon of the Fairgrounds, the end of a historic day in Heartbreakers history.

    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
    Have Love Wi
    ll Travel
    Free Fallin'
    Spike
    Travelin' Light
    Time to Move On
    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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on April 28, 2012

"I can feel the mojo in this place. Can you feel the mojo?"

Tom Petty smiled widely out over the sea of 60,000-plus screaming fans gathered in front of the Fess stage for the Heartbreakers' headlining set on Saturday at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

New Orleans holds a special place in the hearts of musicians and music aficionados as the Crescent City's cultural heritage - comprised of Spanish, French, African and Creole influences - has resulted in a veritable melting pot of music. Jazz, blues, funk, cajun all call NOLA home, and JazzFest celebrates this legacy every April and May with almost two weeks of non-stop music throughout the city, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world.

The mood was set for the Heartbreakers by a fantastic set of New Orleans standards earlier in the day on the Fess Stage from the Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars featuring Tab Benoit, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Vidacovich, Johnny Sansone, Waylon Thibodeaux and a special guest sit-in from Galactic drummer Stanton Moore.

Tom and the band were certainly feeling the vibe onstage Saturday, playing a set just short of two hours that featured a great "Something Big," the return of the band's cover of JJ Cale's "Travelin' Light" and culminating with an incendiary "Mary Jane's Last Dance/American Girl" encore.

As Tom and the guys gathered at the front of the stage to wave goodbye to the JazzFest faithful following the last notes of the encore, the sun dipped below the horizon of the Fairgrounds, the end of a historic day in Heartbreakers history.

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
Have Love Wi
ll Travel
Free Fallin'
Spike
Travelin' Light
Time to Move On
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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