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  • January 21, 2014
    Benmont will celebrate the release of his debut solo album, You Should Be So Lucky, at the Grammy Museum in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, February 13. The program for this intimate event will consist of an interview with Benmont, audience Q+A, and a special solo performance.   Tickets to this special event are extremely limited, cost $20 plus applicable fees, and will be available via the following methods: Via an American Express presale starting Thursday, January 23 at 10:30 AM PT and ending Thursday, January 30 at 11:59am PT.  To purchase tickets during this presale period, use your American Express card to do so here Fans who purchase tickets during this presale will receive a CD copy of Benmont's You Should Be So Lucky, courtesy of the Grammy Museum.   The general public onsale for this event will begin Thursday January 30 at NOON PT here    A limited number of tickets have been held for Highway Companions Club members and will be given away at random to interested members via a lottery.  HCC members interested in winning a pair of tickets to this event will find a simple lottery entry form here beginning Thursday, January 23. Winners will be chosen and notified on Wednesday, January 29th, prior to the general public on sale.  
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  • January 09, 2014
    Due to overwhelming demand, Benmont has announced a third intimate show at Largo in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 22.   Tickets for this show will go on sale here to the general public at on Tuesday, January 14 at 11am PT.   A limited number of tickets for this show will be made available to members of the Highway Companions Club via a special presale at on Tuesday, January 14 at 10am PT.   Highway Companions Club members will shortly receive an email with a presale access code that can be used to purchase tickets.   Benmont's debut album, You Should Be So Lucky, will be released by Blue
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  • January 08, 2014
      As many of you know, episodes from the eight incredible seasons of Tom Petty's Buried Treasure run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on SiriusXM Internet Radio, channel 312.   This weekend, you can hear a special preview of the 24/7 Buried Treasure channel via your satellite radio as well as online.   It's happening on SiriusXM Deep Tracks, channel 27, all weekend long starting Friday, January 10 at 5pm ET through Sunday night, January 12.   Listen to Buried Treasure this weekend on Deep Tracks as Tom plays the best in rock, rhythm and blues! For more information, visit siriusxm.com/tompetty.
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  • December 20, 2013
    We're excited to announce tonight's special guests who will appear tonight alongside Mike Campbell and Jonathan Wilson at the Troubadour. They include Benmont Tench, Jackson Browne, Lucinda Williams, Father John Misty, Dawes, Jim Keltner & more!
     
    Tickets are sold out. Mike and Jonathan thank you for your support of the LA Public Schools and the Tazzy Animal Fund!
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  • December 16, 2013
    Benmont's Debut Solo Album Coming February 18 - Los Angeles Album Release Shows on February 20 and 21   Blue Note Records will release the debut solo album from Benmont Tench, You Should Be So Lucky, on February 18, 2014. Produced by legendary producer Glyn Johns, the album was recorded to tape at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles and features Benmont handling lead vocals, piano and organs, joined by a team of collaborators including a core band of Don Was, Ethan Johns, Blake Mills and Jeremy Stacey and contributions by Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings,Joel Jerome, Tom Petty and Ringo
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  • November 22, 2013
    On December 20th, Mike Campbell & Jonathan Wilson will return to the Troubdaour in Los Angeles to host the 2nd Annual Merry Minstrel Musical Circus: A Holiday Gathering & Jamathon!
    The concert will benefit Los Angeles Public Schools/Manual Arts High School as well as the Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund! Special guests for this year's show will be announced in the coming weeks.
    In addition to Mike and Jonathan, performers at last year's show included Jackson Browne, Bob Weir, Jeff Lynne, Benmont Tench, and more, who came together for a memorable night the Los Angeles Times praised for its
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  • November 21, 2013
    For more information on Brandon and his fight against cancer, head to his Facebook page at A Celebration of Life starring Brandon Ducharme, or his website at: http://www.BrandonDucharme.com/
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  • August 05, 2013
    "'I always say this, but I'm tremendously excited for this one,' says Tom Petty, discussing his upcoming 13th album with the Heartbreakers, which he expects out early next year.”   ... read more on Rolling Stone.
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  • July 29, 2013
    Losing JJ Cale is losing an American musical treasure.  Always under the radar, he has been, and will always be, a huge inspiration to me and the band.   Luckily, I had the pleasure of playing with him several times.  He was always gracious and treated me like a friend.   Whenever I listen to music, it is nearly always one of his records.  He had a gift for the sweetest groove, the sweetest guitar phrase, and the coolest lyrics- understated, but deep.  "I'm not a homeless man - I'm a gypsy by trade and I'm traveling this land" is one of my favorites.   His guitar tone and touch were magical
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  • July 04, 2013
    June 29, 2013 Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
        Twenty-one concerts may seem like a lot, but time tends to fly in Heartbreaker land.   That's right where we stood Saturday night at a standing-room-only crowd at the Target Center in Minneapolis where Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers wrapped up their 2013 Summer Tour, one final performance before heading back to California for down time before returning to the studio to complete work on an as-yet unnamed album to be released next year.   As the last notes of The Smithereens' opening set rang out across the Target Center, Tom and the guys
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