The third time proved to be the charm Tuesday night as Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers rocked San Diego's Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre under threatening skies after two postponements due to tour rescheduling and Tom's illness last week.
Joe Cocker was slated to open the first show, and Texas trio ZZ Top replaced them for the rescheduled date, but Tuesday's opener was none other than fellow Southern Californian rockers Los Lobos. David Hidalgo, Louie Perez and company played an absolutely stunning set that including classic cuts like "Kiko and the Lavender Moon" and tunes from their new album, Tin Can Trust.
All was forgiven after the Heartbreakers stormed the stage and delivered a blistering "I Won't Back Down" after the show-opening "Listen to Hear Heart/You Don't Know How It Feels." Glancing around the stage, Tom strode to the mike amid thunderous applause with a grin growing across his bearded face.
"Well, we finally made it, San Diego!"
One more night - Phoenix, you better be ready! The legendary Chuck Berry is joining Tom and the boys for the last night of the Mojo tour! Come out and celebrate with us and keep checking back! We have more photos and videos to share!