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Paris Recap

  • June 29, 2012
    Paris Recap

    Club Rex's official capacity is 2,700, but it seemed like there were 5,000 people crammed into the intimate Paris venue on Wednesday night for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' long awaited return to Francve.

    The buzz was huge before the show as people lined the streets waiting for Tom and the band to show. Fans hung out on the barricades that lined the path to the stage door, waiting with cameras and items in hopes of an autograph.

    Right before 8 pm, a black van pulled up and out hopped Tom, sending the crowd into a frenzy with fans shouting his name, pushing vintage LPs into his hands to sign and snapping photos. Tom smiled and waved to the fans, stopping along the line to shake hands and sign autographs.

    Just as he was reaching the end of the line and the backstage door, a young French girl screamed, "Paris loves you Tom!"

    Ever the rock star, Tom turned around, looked down over his sunglasses, smiled and said, "Oh, I love Paris, baby!"

    Italy, you're next! Come see us in Lucca and 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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    2012 Tour
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on June 29, 2012

Club Rex's official capacity is 2,700, but it seemed like there were 5,000 people crammed into the intimate Paris venue on Wednesday night for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' long awaited return to Francve.

The buzz was huge before the show as people lined the streets waiting for Tom and the band to show. Fans hung out on the barricades that lined the path to the stage door, waiting with cameras and items in hopes of an autograph.

Right before 8 pm, a black van pulled up and out hopped Tom, sending the crowd into a frenzy with fans shouting his name, pushing vintage LPs into his hands to sign and snapping photos. Tom smiled and waved to the fans, stopping along the line to shake hands and sign autographs.

Just as he was reaching the end of the line and the backstage door, a young French girl screamed, "Paris loves you Tom!"

Ever the rock star, Tom turned around, looked down over his sunglasses, smiled and said, "Oh, I love Paris, baby!"

Italy, you're next! Come see us in Lucca and 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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msondermeijer's picture

I went with my wife and youngest son (18) to Tom's Concert in Paris. It is/was a day we will never forget, because it was a great gig. We had the choose between the concert in Amsterdam and Paris, we have choosen for the last one and we can say it was a good choose. What a great performance Tom. We have known your music by your corporation with Jeff Lynne. We never had heard a sound so good as this performance. Our favourites in Paris were Good Enough and It"s Good To Be King. Thanks Tom and the rest of your band for unforgettable evening in Paris.
bobbianchini's picture

Who was the opening band? I didn't care too much for them, (being kind), and their sound guy must love loud muddy bass guitar, drums, and tom-tom.
bobbianchini's picture

Great show. What else can you say?
pmp's picture

I traveled from Australia to see guys, Paris show was fantastic! smallish theatre third row, the band looked like they had a great time, enjoyed some extended jamming. Mercy but please come to Australia
michicha's picture

It was the moment I was dreaming about since I was teenager, well almost 30 years ago !! Mr Tom Petty, I could finaly meet you !! I see only my right arm in this photo ! ;-) Live was sooo great and Bravo !! Especialy "Don't come around here no more" for me. And maracas performance ;-)