Opening night of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Summer 2010 tour! The band certainly did not disappoint the sold-out crowd at the majestic Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver, CO.
Joe Cocker began the festivities with a breezy and inspired set of hits including "Unchain My Heart," "With a Little Help from My Friends," "Feelin' Alright" and a cover of The Beatles' "Come Together," which he recorded for 2007's Hymn for My Soul.
The excitement and anticipation at Red Rocks was undeniable as the Heartbreakers struck the first notes of tonight's opener, "Kings Highway," off Into The Great Wide Open. The guys tore through classics "Mary Jane's Last Dance" and "Breakdown" before surprising fans with a blazing version of the rare "Driving Down to Georgia" off the recently released The Live Anthology. Scott's wicked harmonica riff helped kick start "Jefferson Jericho Blues," which began a string of songs from Mojo, due out June 15. The capacity crowd was treated to live debuts of "First Flash of Freedom," "Running Man's Bible," "I Should Have Known It," and "Good Enough," all of which promise to be strong staples on this summer's tour. Wrapping up the set with "Refugee," Tom and the Heartbreakers returned to the stage and treated the audience to an intense triple-encore of "You Wreck Me," "Mystic Eyes," and the finale "Runnin' Down a Dream."
Check out the photos from last night and stay tuned for updates, photos, and more from every night of the tour. It's going to be a fun summer!
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