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Tom Petty To Play 40th Anniversary Tour Dates In 2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on December 11, 2016

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers reached their 40th anniversary in 2016 but are waiting until next year to tour in celebration.

The band actually formed in December 1975 but didn’t release their first, self-titled, album until November 1976 so, with a tour starting this coming April, they’re not THAT far off of forty years since the release of their debut.

Amazingly, the majority of the band is still together. Mike Campbell and Benmont Trench have been there since day one and bassist Ron Blair was an original member but left for twenty years before rejoining in 2002. Only rhythm guitarist Scott Thurston and drummer Steve Ferrone were not originally in the band. Thurston was a straight out addition in 1991 while Ferrone replaced original drummer Stan Lynch in 1994.

Joining the band on select dates are Joe Walsh and Chris Stapleton.

Highway Companion Club Members can buy tickets starting December 14 at 10 AM with general sales for all shows except Queens beginning December 16. The Queens show goes on sale on January 14.

Additional shows, including west coast dates, are expected at some point in the future.

04/20 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
04/22 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
04/23 – North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
04/25 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
04/29 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
05/02 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
05/05 – West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
05/06 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
05/08 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
05/10 – Champaign, IL – StateFarm Center
05/12 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
05/13 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
05/29 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
05/30 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
06/02 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
06/03 – Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
06/05 – Des Moines, IW – Wells Fargo Arena
06/07 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
06/09 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
06/10 – Cleveland, OH –Quicken Loans Arena
06/12 – Cincinnati, OH –U.S. Bank Arena
06/14 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
06/16 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
06/17 – Hunter, NY – Hunter Mountain (Mountain Jam Festival)
06/29 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
07/01 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
07/02 – Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC (CMAC)
07/05 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheater (Summerfest)
07/06 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheater (Summerfest)
07/15 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
07/18 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/20 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
07/23 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms
07/26 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
07/27 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium

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