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May 16, 2013
Ford Center, Evansville, IN
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers kicked off their 21-show North American tour last night with two-plus hours of rock 'n roll in Evansville, Indiana that found Tom and the band dusting off some old gems and deep album cuts for a grateful standing-room-only crowd at the Ford Center.
Opening with The Byrds' "So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star," Tom and the guys dug deep on night one of the tour, crafting the setlist with hits, some choice covers and a handful of deep cuts that hadn't been performed in years.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will play shows throughout North America this summer, including headline appearances at major festivals, arenas and amphitheaters, plus multi-show residencies at the intimate Beacon Theatre in New York City and The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.
Festival stops include the already announced headline appearances at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, The Hangout Music Festival and Firefly Music Festival.
The very special New York and Los Angeles residencies are composed of five concerts at New York's historic Beacon Theatre and six concerts in the cozy
Seven years after their celebrated 2006 headlining performance at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will once again return to Bonnaroo to headline the festival in 2013.
Paul McCartney and Mumford and Sons are the other headliners on this year's festival, which will take place June 13-16.
Tickets to Bonnaroo will go on sale this Saturday February 23 at Noon EST.
For tickets, the full lineup and all festival information please visit Bonnaroo.com.
The band leads a lineup that already includes artists such as Kings of Leon, Trey Anastasio Band, The Shins, plus many more to be announced.
To learn more about the Hangout Music Festival including information on tickets, the lineup, travel and lodging near its scenic location on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, please visit HangOutMusicfest.com.
As always, Petty Fest is a night to celebrate the music of Tom Petty featuring your host, The Cabin Down Below Band - plus the Special Guest Stars for the San Francisco edition:
Nick Valensi of The Strokes, Boz Scaggs, Chuck Prophet, Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers, Two Gallants, Nicki and Tim Bluhm, Matt Sorum & Ace Harper, Butch Walker, Ryan Miller of Guster, Jesse Malin, Father Guido Sarducci, Har Mar Superstar, Jenny O., Jody Porter of Fountains of Wayne, Ewan Currie of The Sheepdogs, Ethan Miller and Isaiah Mitchell of Howlin Rain, And Many Many More Surprise Guests!!
100% of Ticket Proceeds To Benefit Sweet Relief Music Fund & The Musicians Cancer Fund.
Click here to purchase tickets to Petty Fest San Francisco!