6/26/2017

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers confirm final stop of 40th Anniversary Tour- Hollywood Bowl, Sept 21

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS CONFIRM FINAL STOP OF
40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR AT   
HOLLYWOOD BOWL, SEPTEMBER 21
FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST
LUCINDA WILLIAMS
SHOW MARKS THE BAND’S SEVENTH PERFORMANCE AT THE HISTORIC VENUE
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ final stop on their extensive North American tour will be at theHollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA on ThursdaySeptember 21. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, June 29 at 10AM PT.
This climatic finale will be the band’s seventh performance at the beloved, historic amphitheater.Lucinda Williams will join as the band’s very special guest. Williams has a long history with the band—the band recorded her song “Change the Locks” in 1996 for Songs And Music From She’s The One,’ she opened for the band on the “Echo Tour” in 1999, and most recently, she performed Petty’s songs “Rebels” and “Southern Accents” when he was honored as the 2017 MusiCares Person Of The Year.
The tour, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut, has received widespread critical acclaim:
“Petty and the Heartbreakers are that rare group—like the Stones, the Boss, Fleetwood Mac and just a few others—who can fill an entire concert with certified mega hits spanning decades.”—Hartford Courant
“Petty essentially is classic rock music. To see him on stage is to see the radio come to life…Petty has lived in all of the radios of our lives, even in the age of the algorithm playlist.”—Denver Post
“One of America’s most enduring rock and roll bands.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“Nearly every song aroused a sing-along, some more uproarious than others, but each evinced the durability of Petty’s songs, which, no matter their age, felt timeless or independent of the decades in which they were born…The Heartbreakers are America’s Rolling Stones: one of its most respectable, esteemed and longest-running rock acts."—Kansas City Star
“It was remarkable to consider just how well these songs have aged through the years. So many of these classic Petty cuts seem to exist in the ether, and the very idea of a world without his music is hard to fathom.”—American Songwriter
“…his band’s popularity endures, as do the hits spanning decades.”—Chicago Tribune
 “The best thing about Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers is that this band never plays as if it’s searching for an anthem or immortality. Petty has always been propelled by a strong creative drive, but at the end of the day the band’s jolt comes as much from kinship as kismet. Turns out, only lifelong friends can make sounds like these.”—Huffington Post
“It’s a testament to the depth of Tom Petty’s catalog that he can get away with playing ‘I Won’t Back Down’ (recorded by no less than Johnny Cash) and ‘Free Fallin’ (performed probably zillions of times at karaoke bars worldwide) as the sixth and seventh songs of a two-hour set. The number of living popular music performers for whom those two classics would not automatically have to be the show-closing anthems is probably in the single digits…He gave lovely introductions to the Heartbreakers, one of the best rock ‘n’ roll bands ever”—Austin American Statesman
“Petty’s understated genius applies not just to his personal demeanor, but to his music. He’s always accessible, without ever being dumb or boring.”—Minnesota Public Radio/The Current
 “A two-hour-plus rock ‘n’ roll history lesson, replete with audience participation and much gratitude from the man in the spotlight.”—Atlanta Journal Constitution
“Not too many rock bands are able to stick around that long, and few of the ones that do last that long can’t still pack arenas and make great albums. Petty and his bandmates still do that.”—Bradenton Herald
“It’s time we start claiming ownership of the greatest American rock band of all time: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers…Petty's an icon, a Hall of Famer, one of the all-time great rock songsmiths.”—Tampa Bay Times
“So why was Saturday’s concert by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers so satisfying…Because Petty has written and recorded so many songs that have become part of the classic-rock songbook.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Delivering a retrospective show that not only rekindled memories but also stood as a spirited tribute to a sound unbound by fleeting style.”—The Columbus Dispatch
 “The iconic rock collective gave a performance that served as a reminder to the crowd that they were truly in the presence of living legends.”—Red Dirt Report
 “Not many classic rock bands get to enjoy a 40th anniversary and even fewer are able to do so by selling out arenas wherever they play. In the case of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, they’re celebrating the occasion with as polished a set as any band you’ll see.”—Best Classic Bands
“Petty then led his troupe through a career-spanning performance that included one masterful hit after another.”—Jambase
Additionally, Chris Stapleton, Peter Wolf, The Lumineers and The Shelters will perform as special guests on coming North American dates this summer. The band will also headline London’s Hyde Park as part of Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time with special guests Stevie Nicks, The Lumineers and The Shelters—this will be their only European performance of 2017. See below or www.tompetty.com for details.
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS LIVE
June 29                                                      Wrigley Field                                           Chicago, IL*
July 1                                                    Wells Fargo Center                             Philadelphia, PA
July 2                                          CMAC Performing Arts Center                Canandaigua, NY
July 5-6                                    Marcus Amphitheater-Summerfest                   Milwaukee, WI*
July 9                                                            Hyde Park                                              London, UK
July 15                                                   Air Canada Centre                                    Toronto, ONT
July 16                                               RBC Ottawa Bluesfest                                 Ottawa, ONT
July 18                                            DTE Energy Music Theatre                                 Detroit, MI
July 20-21                                                   TD Garden                                           Boston, MA
July 23                                                  Royal Farms Arena                                Baltimore, MD
July 26-27                                            Forest Hills Stadium                                   Queens, NY
July 29                                                  Wells Fargo Center                             Philadelphia, PA
August 17                                      Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena                       Vancouver, BC‡
August 19                                                   Safeco Field                                         Seattle, WA
August 22-23                              Greek Theatre U.C. Berkeley                         Berkeley, CA§
August 25                                               Golden 1 Center                              Sacramento, CA§
August 27                                    Greek Theatre U.C. Berkeley                         Berkeley, CA§
September 17                                       Kaaboo Festival                                 San Diego, CA§
September 21                                       Hollywood Bowl                           Los Angeles, CA**
*with special guest Chris Stapleton
with special guest Peter Wolf
with special guests The Lumineers
§with special guests The Shelters
**with special guest Lucinda Williams
For complete tour and ticket information, visit tompetty.com/tour

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