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Mannheim 06/30


Jun 30 2012
SAP Arena

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."

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
Learning to Fly
Yer So Bad
I Shoulda Known It
Runnin' Down A Dream

Mary Jane
Two Men Talking
American Girl

SAP Arena
Tour Tracks: 
I Should Have Known It
American Girl
Oh Well
Listen to Her Heart
Don't Come Around Here No More
Free Fallin'
I Won't Back Down
Mary Jane's Last Dance
Runnin' Down A Dream
Learning To Fly


germany's picture

@ rebel14: Capacity: 11,000-15,000 (concerts) 14,500 (handball) 13,900 (basketball) 13,600 (ice hockey)
rebel14's picture

Is this a good venue?
rebel14's picture

Is this venuw decent?
polarstar's picture

WAUUUUUU! Summer trip to wonderful Germany and the highlight of it: Tom Petty show!!! To miamired: Thank you for yor comment, it helped me to get tickets! I really hope you`ll get too!
germany's picture

Row 4! YES! And only 10 minutes by car!
haasj's picture

Got 3rd row tickets!! YES!! Now the waiting will be the hardest part...
miamired's picture

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grohregin's picture

Jeah endlich , ich komme in Mannheim und viel Glykauf !!! Stillbach Milos.
sandraevanslamb's picture

It`s about time to Rock with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers We will be there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
reismann's picture

Super Samstag Mannheim!