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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Sweep The Parnelli Awards

on January 29, 2018

Congratulations to the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers road crew for a sweep of this year's Parnelli Awards, announced last Friday at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA! The Parnelli Awards are the "Oscars" of the Live Event industry, a night when the spotlight shines on those individuals who spend their careers behind the scenes. Hats off to the best crew in the business! 

Individual winners:
Robert Scovill for Front-of-House Mixer of the Year
Greg Looper for Monitor Mixer of the Year
Vic Wagner for Audio System Tech of the Year
Chris Adamson for Production Manager of the Year
Richard Fernandez for Tour

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Los Angeles Photos and Recap

on October 2, 2017

Hollywood Bowl

Los Angeles, CA

September 21, 22, 25, 2017

 

It’s 1:22 a.m., and the last lighting, video and sound cases are getting loaded up and pushed off the stage at the Hollywood Bowl, where Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played three incredible sold-out, hometown shows to close out the band’s 40th Anniversary tour.

 

Fifty-three shows. Twenty-four states. Twelve lighting crew. Eleven truck drivers. Nine in Production. Seven sound guys. Six backline crew. Six months. Five opening acts. Three countries. Three riggers. One legendary band and over one million legendary fans.

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San Diego Photos and Recap

on September 19, 2017
KAABOO 2017
Del Mar, CA
September 17, 2017
 
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers kicked off the final leg of the 40th Anniversary tour at the third annual KAABOO music festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds outside San Diego.
 
Headlining Sunday night, Tom and the band topped a star-studded three-day lineup that included performances from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Alannis Morrisette, The Wallflowers, Jane’s Addiciton, Weezer and Jackson Browne, to name just a few.
 
Fresh off a two-week break, Tom and the guys brought the energy early with a buzzing “Forgotten Man” that led nicely into “I Won’t
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Sacramento Photos and Recap

on September 7, 2017

Golden 1 Center

Sacramento, CA

September 1, 2017

 

“Man, they sound good all the way back here!”

 

Standing in the hallway outside of his dressing room backstage at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA on Friday night, Tom Petty smiled widely as his head bobbed to the beat of “Rebel Heart,” the first single off opening band The Shelters’ debut album released last year.

 

The young Los Angeles rock four-piece aren’t strangers to the Heartbreaker camp, having opened the shows on last year’s Mudcrutch tour, but the connection runs deeper than simply serving as an opening act.

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Berkeley Photos and Recap

on September 1, 2017
The Greek Theatre
Berkeley, CA
August 22, 28, 30, 2017
 
On February 17-19, 1977, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played three sold-out shows at The Keystone, the legendary rock club in downtown Berkeley played by the likes of Jerry Garcia, Ray Charles, The Talking Heads, The Ramones, Metallica and B.B King, among many more.
 
It was the start of the band’s first cross-country tour supporting their debut album, and the Keystone shows were the springboard, hurtling the band east to shows in the Midwest, East Coast and, ultimately, Europe. 
 
The Keystone closed its doors in 1984, but
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