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    October 07, 2010

    This year’s Petty Fest will take place at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on October 28.

    Presented by The Cabin Down Below Band in celebration of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Petty Fest 2010 will feature the following special guests: Adam Green, Norah Jones, Will Forte & Jason Sudeikis Of Saturday Night Live, Nicole Atkins, Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes, Catherine Pierce, Jesse Malin, Tyson Ritter of The All American Rejects, Reeve Carney Star of U2’s Spiderman Musical, Jody Porter of Fountains Of Wayne, Sammy James of The Mooney Suzuki, Steve Schiltz of Hurricane Bells &

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    October 06, 2010

    As Mojo Tour Production manager Ken Graham explains in his video interview here (link), the process of loading all the gear into a venue for any given night’s show is a long process which begins at 7am. Check out this time-elapse video of the load-in at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA on October 2.

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    October 05, 2010

    A month ago, we asked fans to submit any questions they have for the Heartbreakers' road crew. We received a number of great responses and now have the first installment of answers to those questions.

    A number of fans asked about the tour production logistics, including a question from pcpettyhead about the trucks and busses. In this video, Mojo Tour Production Manager Ken Graham answers this question and explains the process of setting up for a show. We also hear how Tom and the Heartbreakers travel to and from the shows and see what happens when they come off the stage.

    Stay tuned for more

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    October 04, 2010

    Whereas the Hollywood Bowl was surrounded by the kind of frenzied electricity that can only be found in Tinseltown, Saturday's show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine had a more laid-back vibe that permeated throughout the venue as fans gathered in the late afternoon to watch ZZ Top.

    Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard have been playing music together for four decades, but you wouldn't have known it watching them Saturday at Irvine.

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    October 02, 2010

    Bob Sockolich doesn't remember anything about the show in '68 when Hendrix played the Hollywood Bowl, but there he is standing on the sidestage as Jimi - head back, eyes closed and his lips barely clinging a lit cigarette - rips a guitar solo in a gorgeous photo hanging across from Tom's dressing room.

    42 years later, and Sockolich is still the head electrician at the landmark venue where Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers made their triumphant return to Los Angeles Friday night for a sold-out show in front of friends, family and fans.

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    October 01, 2010

    Doors / will call open at 5:30. ZZ Top will start at 7:30. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will go on at 9:00.

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    October 01, 2010

    Check Berry will appear as special guest in Phoenix and Los Lobos will appear as special guest in San Diego.

    Tom Petty is feeling better and is looking forward to tonight's show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

    We are pleased to announce that Los Lobos will appear as special guest on the October 5 show in San Diego, CA and Chuck Berry will appear as special guest on the October 7 show in Phoenix, AZ.

    They are replacing ZZ Top who are unable to appear on the rescheduled shows due to prior tour commitments in Europe.

    As Tom Petty says, "“I am feeling better and looking forward to the

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    October 01, 2010

    Buried Treasure Show #115 (repeat), Season 5 / Show 17, airing September 30 – October 4, 2010

    Iggy Pop Five Foot One New Values
    The Who Pictures Of Lily The Ultimate Collection
    The Rolling Stones Before They Make Me Run Some Girls (remastered)
    Johnny Jenkins (wth Duane Allman) Rollin' Stone Duane Allman: An Anthology
    John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers Driving Sideways Crusade
    The Young Rascals Slow Down The Young Rascals
    Otis Redding These Arms of Mine The Very Best Of Otis Redding
    Norman Greenbaum Spirit In The Sky Spirit In The Sky: The Best of Norman Greenbaum
    Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man More

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    September 30, 2010

    Last week Front of House Sound Engineer Robert Scovill showed us his approach to mixing the band’s live sound as well as the state of the art equipment that he uses.

    The sound the band hears on stage while performing is an equally integral part of the show and Greg Looper and Mike Bangs are the guys making sure that the Heartbreakers can hear what they are playing.

    In the video below Greg and Mike explain what their jobs are all about.

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