A year and a half after Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ self-titled debut album fooled some music fans into thinking that the Los Angeles-based classic rockers were maybe a New Wave act, the quintet doubled down. ‘You’re Gonna Get It!,’ which was released on May 2, 1978, loaded up on Byrdsian jingle-jangle, classic-rock guitar crunch and a few meathead riff-based songs that made it clear that Petty and his band had little in common with the skinny-tie kids and their synthesizers.
Tom Petty, John Fogerty and Jackson Browne joined Randy Newman onstage last night at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The four veteran rockers, who all live in Los Angeles, opened the show at the city's Nokia Theater with a version of Newman's 1983 song 'I Love L.A.'
Tom Petty fans watching late-night television got lucky Wednesday night (March 27), when indie darlings Divine Fits performed the Heartbreakers classic 'You Got Lucky' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' in a hip version that was surprisingly faithful to the original.
Why: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers will hit the road for 21 dates that will include multiple night stands at smaller venues like New York’s Beacon Theatre and Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre. In addition, the tour also finds them headliningthe Bonnaroo Music
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have just announced the dates for their 2013 summer tour, and now Petty is discussing some of the group's plans for both those live performances and an upcoming album they plan to release later this year.
Following up on a handful of recently announced appearances at both major festivals and intimate venues, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have now confirmed that they will embark on a summer tour of North America in 2013. The dates are listed below.
Howie Epstein (center, in the white shirt) could do it all -- until his addictions prevented him from doing anything. The former Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers bassist died of drug-related complications on February 23, 2003 at the age of 47.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have been tapped to headline the 2013 edition of Firefly Music Festival, which is scheduled to take place at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. over the weekend of June 21-23.
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