Photos from the road

Some backstage photos from the Smithereens shows in June, opening for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Just before taking the stage on the last night of the tour with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Saturday, June 29th at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Just before taking the stage on the last night of the tour with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Saturday, June 29th at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pat DiNizio & Steve Ferrone, drummer for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers giving the "Italian Salute"  the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

Pat DiNizio & Steve Ferrone, drummer for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers giving the “Italian Salute” the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers/The Smithereens Budweiser Gardens ticket

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers/The Smithereens Budweiser Gardens ticket

Having fun with The Smithereens onstage opening for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers in Noblesville, Indiana

Having fun with The Smithereens onstage opening for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers in Noblesville, Indiana (L-R: Pat DiNizio, Kenny Howes)

The Smithereens at the hockey arena in London, Ontario, just before taking the stage to perform a set before a sold-out house opening for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Left to right Dennis Diken, Pat DiNizio, Kenny Howes filling in for The Thrilla, and Jimmy Babjak.

The Smithereens at the hockey arena in London, Ontario, just before taking the stage to perform a set before a sold-out house opening for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Left to right Dennis Diken, Pat DiNizio, Kenny Howes filling in for The Thrilla, and Jimmy Babjak.

Pat DiNizio and Jimmy Babjak backstage in Nobelsville IN, watching Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers perform "Runnin' Down A Dream".

Pat DiNizio and Jimmy Babjak backstage in Nobelsville IN, watching Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers perform “Runnin’ Down A Dream”.

The view from the audience in Nobelsville, Indiana

The view from the audience in Nobelsville, Indiana

Pat DiNzio holding the schedule for the Smithereens and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers show in Noblesville, Indiana, where the bands played to a crowd of 35,000.

Pat DiNzio holding the schedule for the Smithereens and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers show in Noblesville, Indiana, where the bands played to a crowd of 35,000.