Chicago, IL (July 10, 2010)



“Rumored to be the largest arena in the United States based on sheer physical size, Chicago’s United Center certainly lived up to expectations. It is a behemoth, which makes it all the more impressive how effectively the band along with Robert Scovill, John “Haircut” Tompkins and the rest of the Heartbreakers’ sound team can seemingly shrink the size of the room and give even the most massive venue an intimate listening experience. In the coming weeks, we’ll be getting more in-depth with Robert and the sound crew on how they approach the Heartbreakers’ live sound while working with their brand new K-1 System, hand built by French company L-Acoustics. ”

“Tonight’s show in Chicago held special significance for the Drive-By Truckers as most of the band members had their families at the show. Frontman Patterson Hood dedicated “Santa Fe” to them off the band’s new album, The Big To-Do.

Soon after taking the stage, Tom promised the capacity crowd that they would have some serious fun on this Saturday night. “We’re gonna raise hell here in Chicago,” he said. Well it didn’t take long before total pandemonium erupted inside the giant packed arena with the opening of “Free Fallin.’” Rare are the songs that can be identified within the first few notes, but “Free Fallin’” is definitely one of them. Never fails to produce goosebumps… MORE

Chicago Sun-Times Review


Drive-By Truckers


Tom Petty and Heartbreakers Setlist

“Listen to Her Heart”
“You Don’t Know How It Feels”
“I Won’t Back Down”
“Free Fallin'”
“Oh Well”
“Mary Jane’s Last Dance”
“Honey Bee”
“Jefferson Jericho Blues”
“Good Enough”
“Running Man’s Bible”
“First Flash of Freedom”
“I Should Have Known It”
“Learning to Fly”
“Don’t Come Around Here No More”

“Runnin’ Down a Dream”
“American Girl”


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