Tom Petty is back, and he’s hitting the road for the 40th Anniversary Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers 2017 Tour! Petty announced the tour dates during a conversation with SiriusXM host and Rolling Stone senior writer David Fricke, which can be heard throughout the weekend exclusively on Tom Petty Radio (Ch. 31).
Produced by Live Nation, the tour will span across the United States beginning April 20, 2017 in Oklahoma City and continuing throughout the summer. Special guests scheduled to appear are Joe Walsh and Chris Stapleton. View the complete tour schedule below, and for more information visit www.tompetty.com.
“This is the tour we all said we weren’t gonna do anymore,” Petty said. “It’s our 40th anniversary, we really want to go to all these places at least one more time, and we’re gonna do it.”
Due to not having a new album to promote on this tour, the band is not restricted in what songs they will play during the tour. Petty said he’s going to bring back classics from the band’s extensive catalog.
“I’m gonna shoot for trying to play something from all the albums,” he said. “Maybe like taking the framework of the Beacon shows to a big place, adding in all those things people must hear.”
When Petty’s original band, Mudcrutch, reformed in 2015 to record a new album, he began focusing on playing bass for their record and tours. Now that he’ll be returning to The Heartbreakers, Petty will also be returning to playing guitar, which he said will be an adjustment.
“I have gotten out of practice on the electric guitar, I play the acoustic quite a bit in the studio,” he explained. “But I just went and played with the band for the first time in two years when all of us were there at was. We jammed for a few days and had the amps up loud, and I could tell I was a little rusty, but it’s coming back.”
Petty’s full interview with David Fricke will air on Tom Petty Radio on Friday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. ET. It will replay that night at 8 p.m. ET, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET, and Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. ET and 6 p.m. ET.
40th Anniversary Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers 2017 Tour
Thursday, April 20: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
Saturday, April 22: Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Sunday, April 23: Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
Tuesday, April 25: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Thursday, April 27: Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Saturday, April 29: Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Tuesday, May 02: Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
Friday, May 05: West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Saturday, May 06: Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Monday, May 08: Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
Wednesday, May 10: Champaign, IL @ StateFarm Center
Friday, May 12: St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
Saturday, May 13: Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Monday, May 29: Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Tuesday, May 30: Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Friday, June 02: Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Saturday, June 03: Saint Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Monday, June 05: Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
Wednesday, June 07: Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
Friday, June 09: Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Saturday, June 10: Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Monday, June 12: Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
Wednesday, June 14: Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
Friday, June 16: Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Thursday, June 29: Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
Saturday, July 01: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Sunday, July 02: Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC Performing Arts Center
Saturday, July 15: Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Tuesday, July 18: Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Thursday, July 20: Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Sunday, July 23: Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
Wednesday, July 26: Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
Thursday, July 27: Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
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