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  • April 17, 2012
    Stolen Guitars Recovered
    As previously reported five guitars belonging to Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Ron Blair and Scott Thurston were stolen from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' tour production rehearsal studio last week.

    We are happy to report that the guitars have been recovered by the Culver City Police Department.

    Tom Petty says, "I am extremely grateful to the Culver City Police Department for a job well done and touched by the outpouring of good wishes and concern from our fans and friends."

    Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' 2012 Tour begins tomorrow night in Broomfield, CO.

    See you on the road!

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tompetty.com's picture
on Tue, 2012-04-17 07:58
As previously reported five guitars belonging to Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Ron Blair and Scott Thurston were stolen from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' tour production rehearsal studio last week.

We are happy to report that the guitars have been recovered by the Culver City Police Department.

Tom Petty says, "I am extremely grateful to the Culver City Police Department for a job well done and touched by the outpouring of good wishes and concern from our fans and friends."

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' 2012 Tour begins tomorrow night in Broomfield, CO.

See you on the road!

Comments

marilynb's picture

i was really shocked when i read on yahoo news bout the guitar stealing. i thot how in the heck did these bozos get their hands on bands guitars. i am so glad that they have been recovered. rite on tom petty, you will always be my #1 heartbreaker and your band is a freakin force of nature. you keep on rockin good buddy.
kookieduck's picture

I'm so glad the guitars were recovered!!!!!!
cbortner's picture

with the amazing talent that makes me smile every day of my life since the sixth grade (I am now 44!). Thanks for recovering the guitars, Culver City PD. Can't wait for Orlando!!!!!!
agillis's picture

Thanks to the Culver City PD!!! You rock too! Now let the celebrating begin with beautiful music from the greatest band alive......TOUR TIME!
jptoombs's picture

Nice to see these important musical instruments back with the band, and helpful that they were recovered before the start of the 2012 tour. It's going to be a fantastic tour that we all will enjoy.
jt57toy's picture

sure will be sweeter! So glad they are back where they belong.
tompettylover's picture

I have fretted and worried and thought of little else. The Rock Gods listened and not a minute to late! I am soooo freaking happy for you guys!! Now hopefully you can enjoy the tour and feel blessed that the little thief is caught and hopefully hang him by his balls with a guitar string!!! Love you guys!!
topang_cg's picture

Great news! And gosh, what an poor ignoramus that Washington man is. Must have been desperate for $250.
gv4u's picture

Great that they are back. Hope to hear them in Amsterdam with my daughter!
lajeffers's picture

Like Tom (and others...) were, I was heart broken when I learned of the loss of his prized guitars, and I am so relieved that they have been recovered. Thanks too, for getting the word out that they'd been found. A very good outcome to a potentially disasterous situation!
ted47's picture

I'm feeling SO HAPPY today! Wonderful to read that your beautiful, stolen guitars have been recovered. Now I'm just waiting for June 14th concert at The Globe Arena in Stockholm. Sitting there at 6th row near the stage. Thank you HCC presale! Have been waiting for 20 years! Thinking about it contantly everyday. This will be highlight! And with your original guitars now...
oceantoad's picture

lifetime BACKSTAGE PASS ..why not ?????
havel0vewilltravel's picture

So happy for you that your babies were returned! I can't wait to see you with them again in Alpharetta GA on the 29th!! Counting down the days!
campfan's picture

I am Glad......love and Hugs....and i be there in spirit Antoinette Nashville TN
Anonymous's picture

I do not want to forget to Congratulate you on your stance during this ugly ordeal. It's just another testament to your honorable character & imho your station in rock & roll, okay smite me before even the Beatles & Elvis in my heart. Bravo x about a gazillion for all of you: Tom, Scott, Mike, Ben, Steve & Your Excellent Amazing Team as well ~ we love you as much as you love us!
Anonymous's picture

so happy those guitars are back with their owners!! I hope ya'll will play them in Alpharetta...would make it even more special.
bons's picture

instant karma gonna get em- just glad i will be seeing the band and their geetarz in wichita! we all shine on!
jbh's picture

We'll see you tomorrow night. Can't Wait
Anonymous's picture

WoW, amazing recovery ~ congrats to all you gumshoes working the case ;) I think these treasures will have an exciting story to tell of this misadventure on the upcoming tour and personally, I can't wait to hear. See ya'll at the JazzFest....could you please please please please play The Wild One, Forever? (just for me ! lmao!) You guys enjoy your tour, people have been waiting for you longer than my meager two years...ROCK ON WITH YOUR BAD SELVES ~ GOD LOVES YOU AND SO DO WE!!!!!
oceantoad's picture

hoping..the HERO working at the pawn shop & who bought the guitars, gets to go to one of the shows
amartindale's picture

I know how relieved you must feel. So happy that you got them back! Whew, with one day to spare before th tour! YEAH!!!
trishia-4's picture

Just in time Tom! Happy news today! And I will see you on the road too! Can't wait! Thumbs up to Detective Grant!
singsinfrench's picture

Happy Happy Happy! See you guys in Orlando with those beautiful guitars!
howlnwuf's picture

Great News!....Keep on rock'n...
Anonymous's picture

I'm glad you got them back. You got the news out fast and your message was answered. You can head off on your tour with this all behind you. See you in Halifax!
gmvance's picture

Too cool they have been found and returned. How sad someone could even think of stealing guitars that have brought such joy to the artists & fans. Let the show go on- A Big Congratulation
pcpettyhead's picture

So glad those babies made it home safe to their daddies!!
lucky52's picture

Doing my happy dance, no doubt in my mind that they would be returned, good things happen to good people.
hummingbird_girl's picture

I am just thrilled for you guys! What a blessing...now you can begin the tour feeling lots better. See you on the road in Estero!
fallingstar's picture

Now, there's a happy man with his guitar!

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