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    Nov 05, 2010

    The Tuesday November 9 release of Damn The Torpedoes – Deluxe Edition will be supported by VH1 Classic with 5 straight hours of programming on Sunday November 7 starting at 3pm EST/PDT. The 5 hour block will include two world television premieres; the Damn The Torpedoes Classic Albums documentary and the December 31, 1978 concert from The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.


    Here is the schedule of programming for this Sunday November 7 on VH1 Classic.

    3pm: Soundstage – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

    5pm: VH1 All Time Top Ten – Tom Petty

    6pm: Classic Albums – Damn The Torpedoes (Television Premiere!)

    7pm: Classic In Concert: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Live From The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, New Year’s Eve 1978 (Television Premiere!)


    **All Times are Eastern and Pacific. Central and Mountain start times are one and two hours earlier, respectively.

    The Damn The Torpedoes episode of Classic Albums features comprehensive interviews with Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Ron Blair, producer Jimmy Iovine, engineer Shelley Yakus, and others close to the band about the process of writing and recording the classic songs which comprise Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ groundbreaking 1979 album.


    The New Year’s Eve 1978 Concert Live From The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium was a special show filmed for television but never aired, until now. It has only been released on DVD as part of The Live Anthology Deluxe Box Set. It includes the first ever recorded versions of Refugee and Casa Dega. To read more about the show, click here.


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on November 5, 2010

The Tuesday November 9 release of Damn The Torpedoes – Deluxe Edition will be supported by VH1 Classic with 5 straight hours of programming on Sunday November 7 starting at 3pm EST/PDT. The 5 hour block will include two world television premieres; the Damn The Torpedoes Classic Albums documentary and the December 31, 1978 concert from The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.


Here is the schedule of programming for this Sunday November 7 on VH1 Classic.

3pm: Soundstage – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

5pm: VH1 All Time Top Ten – Tom Petty

6pm: Classic Albums – Damn The Torpedoes (Television Premiere!)

7pm: Classic In Concert: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Live From The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, New Year’s Eve 1978 (Television Premiere!)


**All Times are Eastern and Pacific. Central and Mountain start times are one and two hours earlier, respectively.

The Damn The Torpedoes episode of Classic Albums features comprehensive interviews with Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Ron Blair, producer Jimmy Iovine, engineer Shelley Yakus, and others close to the band about the process of writing and recording the classic songs which comprise Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ groundbreaking 1979 album.


The New Year’s Eve 1978 Concert Live From The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium was a special show filmed for television but never aired, until now. It has only been released on DVD as part of The Live Anthology Deluxe Box Set. It includes the first ever recorded versions of Refugee and Casa Dega. To read more about the show, click here.


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