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Austin, TX 05/05


May 05 2012
Austin, TX
Frank Erwin Center

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers wrapped up the U.S. leg of their 2012 Summer Tour in fine fashion in Austin on Saturday, rocking the sold-out Erwin Special Events Center on Cinco de Mayo.

Regina Spektor, the immensly talented New York City-based songstress who opened the 10 shows in the U.S., once again delivered an incredible set backed by her trio. Spektor has proven to be a more than capable opener for Tom and the band, captivating audiences with her unique, piano-driven pop songs and gorgeous voice. Safe to say many Heartbreakers fans are now Regina Spektor fans due to her incredible performances on this tour.

Tom and the band stormed the stage just before 9 pm to rapturous applause and cheers. Never ones to leave anything left in the tank, the Heartbreakers delivered the show of the tour, a great mix of songs powered by inspired playing by one of the best bands on the planet. "Free Fallin'" is almost always a glorious sing-a-long, but Austin gave it some added punch with the loudest audience vocals all tour. Mike Campbell was on fire all night, ripping solo after solo - including an absolutely monstrous one on "It's Good To Be King" - that brought smiles to the fans and everyone on stage. As if on cue, the skies opened shortly after the Heartbreakers' incendiary set, and Austin was deluged with an epic thunderstorm only found in the great state of Texas.

Canada, you're up next! See you in a few weeks and then on to Europe!

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
Saving Grace
Free Fallin'
It's Good To Be King
Something Good Coming
Learning to Fly
Yer So Bad
I Shoulda Known It
Good Enough
Runnin' Down A Dream

Mary Jane
American Girl

Frank Erwin Center
Tour Tracks: 
I Should Have Known It
Lover’s Touch
Something Good Coming
Good Enough
American Girl
Listen to Her Heart
Free Fallin'
I Won't Back Down
Mary Jane's Last Dance
Runnin' Down A Dream
Learning To Fly


stevenjames18's picture

for realz when do they go on sale??
thomasdillard's picture

when do tickets go on sell
wincastle's picture

We will be there!
laurenchristene's picture

Cant wait!!
rapunzel64's picture

I was hoping for a Houston shown, but Austin will be a great road trip! What a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
littlehoneynaturalbee's picture

*sigh* This is the weekend of my step-daughter's birthday... What on earth can I do?! I've still never been able to see you...*aching* Austin, San Antonio, different date...I'm begging... I even dreamt of singing with you once. It was so real! I must hear you in person! I need a wishing star--stat! Much Love, littlehoneynaturalbee (Maryah Bennett)
leisadunn's picture

I'm so freakin EXCITED! Can't wait!
madam_octa's picture

Christmas came early this year!!! TPATH in Austin, TX in 20112!!! Awesome sauce!
amartindale's picture

Can't wait to see you in Austin. Thank you TPATH for touring again, I appreicate it so much! So happy for your European fans! Have a safe and happy tour!
ohcarol51's picture

cannot wait......
jenbleu's picture

yaaay! i'll be there! it'll be my b-day present :)
Anonymous's picture

Bring it!!
stevenjames18's picture

im so there!!