Tom Petty & Winwood Tour

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS LAUNCH MAJOR SUMMER TOUR WITH STEVE WINWOOD
PETTY SET FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SUPER BOWL XLII HALFTIME SHOW

Tom Petty
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers announce an upcoming summer tour that will take the band through the U.S. and Canada. The news comes as the Heartbreakers prepare for the biggest show in live entertainment, the Super Bowl XLII Halftime Show, broadcast live on Fox Sunday, February 3. All tour tickets, with a few exceptions, will go on sale February 4, the day after the Super Bowl festivities. Watched by nearly 140 million people in the U.S. and one billion in 230 countries and territories worldwide, the Halftime Show will give the world a preview of the legendary live act that will storm the U.S. and Canada in a few short months.

As in past years, the Heartbreakers will travel with a very special, handpicked support act. Previous tours have featured special guests including Jackson Browne, Pearl Jam, the Strokes, the Allman Brothers, Stevie Nicks, and others. This summer tour continues the tradition of great musical packages, with legend Steve Winwood opening every show.

Tickets will be available at ticketmaster.com.

Tom Petty & Steve Winwood Tour Dates
05/30/08 Fri Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, MI
05/31/08 Sat The Palace Auburn Hills, MI
06/03/08 Tue Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON
06/05/08 Thu Wachovia Center Philadelphia, PA
06/08/08 Sun Nissan Pavilion Bristow, VA
06/10/08 Tue Post Gazette Pavilion Burgettstown, PA
06/11/08 Wed New England Dodge Music Center Hartford, CT
06/13/08 Fri TD BankNorth Garden Boston, MA
06/17/08 Tue Madison Square Garden New York, NY
06/18/08 Wed Prudential Center Newark, NJ
06/21/08 Sat Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Darien Center, NY
06/22/08 Sun Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06/25/08 Wed Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
07/02/08 Wed United Center Chicago, IL
07/03/08 Thu Verizon Wireless Music Center Noblesville, IN
07/08/08 Tue Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
07/09/08 Wed Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park Alpharetta, GA
07/11/08 Fri Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charlotte, NC
07/12/08 Sat Walnut Creek Amphitheatre (formerly Alltel Pavilion) Raleigh, NC
07/15/08 Tue Bank Atlantic Center Sunrise, FL
07/16/08 Wed St. Pete Times Forum - Ice Palace Tampa, FL
07/20/08 Sun Qwest Center Omaha, NE
07/22/08 Tue Sprint Center Kansas City, MO
07/23/08 Wed Target Center Minneapolis, MN
08/07/08 Thu Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Maryland Heights, MO
08/09/08 Sat MTS Centre Winnipeg, MB
08/11/08 Mon Pengrowth Saddledome Calgary, AB
08/12/08 Tue Rexall Place Edmonton, AB
08/15/08 Fri The Gorge George, WA
08/16/08 Sat The Gorge George, WA
08/20/08 Wed Jobing.com Arena Glendale, AZ
08/22/08 Fri Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Irvine Meadows) Irvine, CA
08/26/08 Tue Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Selma, TX
08/27/08 Wed American Airlines Center Dallas, TX
08/29/08 Fri Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, TX

http://www.tompetty.com/

[Published on: 1/24/08]

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moephishH2O Thu 1/24/2008 05:27PM
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moephishH2O

The Gorge is tempting.....

toeknee420 Thu 1/24/2008 05:45PM
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toeknee420

No shows scheduled for June 13th and 14th. Let the Roo rumors begin. I think every band that has an open day that weekend will be there. Blah blah blah.

whodoyoudo Thu 1/24/2008 05:53PM
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whodoyoudo

that shit is sweet

be there at deer creek aka noblesville

maybe ill camp this year

i thought deer creek saw its last shows last summer and was gonna become an industrial park

this tour looks fuckin great

nighthawks Thu 1/24/2008 05:58PM
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I saw him at Vegoose back when..I don't know...

Now, don't get me wrong, in the day, big fan. But........

briank67 Thu 1/24/2008 06:19PM
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briank67

damn i'd love to see petty live, but it'll probably be pretty expensive. i hope he does some festies too!

ndant703 Thu 1/24/2008 07:13PM
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ndant703

YES!! back to NC after a year layoff, Ill be there!

Jenny Jen Thu 1/24/2008 08:39PM
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Jenny Jen

No Shoreline? And damn, looks like Verizon is really taking over!

welting Thu 1/24/2008 08:57PM
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welting

I'd go to see Winwood over Petty.

RothburyWithCheese starstarstar Thu 1/24/2008 09:05PM
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21mmer Thu 1/24/2008 09:45PM
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21mmer

STEVE WINWOOD!!

KristopherApa Fri 1/25/2008 05:08AM
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No stop at SPAC? Bummer.

IPowrie Fri 1/25/2008 06:38AM
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Sweet will be at the 1st show in Grand Rapids about time somebody came to town

D.B.Higdon starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/25/2008 07:09AM
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D.B.Higdon

Very nice double bill. This will be a great outdoor summer show.

ravskee311 Fri 1/25/2008 07:28AM
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ravskee311

No Summerfest?? Petty is one of the headlining attractions at the Milwaukee fest every year. He does have an opening around the 4th, wouldnt be surprised to see him add that to his tour

ndant703 Fri 1/25/2008 07:29AM
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ndant703

Tom Petty, overrated? No way dude. Petty could come out with a quadruple CD of greatest hits and I wouldnt skip one track. And he always puts on a good live show! Plus he was the only good thing to come out of the 80's haha.

keenan41 Fri 1/25/2008 08:04AM
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keenan41

Agreed with the 80s comment. I wasn't big into him until my GF had me listen to some of his albums a few summers ago. I can't complain. And he puts on a great show, even though it's just a run down of his greatest hits. Oh well, no SPAC. i won't be seeing him

The Glick Fri 1/25/2008 08:10AM
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The Glick

San Fran bay area???? that tour makes a few weird out of the way turns.

mike_c Fri 1/25/2008 08:14AM
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He said he was calling it a career, as far as touring, 2 summers ago! Glad he changed his mind. The man puts on a great show, and the songs never get old. That, and his most recent solo album, Highway Companion, is easily one of the best albums to come out in recent years. Cannot say enough about that album. I'm in Charleston, we'll probably drive to Raleigh for a nice show in July at Walnut Creek. Lookin forward to it.

motonibur starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/25/2008 08:39AM
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motonibur

i saw tom petty with the abb last summer at the dodge in hartford last summer. def. was a sick show for both bands...the place was sure as hell packed to the max too.

DeliMan starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/25/2008 08:47AM
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DeliMan

Tom Petty is one of the best rock acts in the history of rock I don't care what anyone else says cuz I know it and if you don't then you need to revisit some of his music or watch Running Down a Dream the new documentary/concert dvd that just came out a little while ago cuz it is truly amazing and if he's at the Roo that's enough for me to go.

Heyguy1987 Fri 1/25/2008 09:04AM
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I wonder if Stevie Nicks will be with him again. I saw him twice two summer's ago and he played with Stevie Nicks at one of the shows. It was totally unannounced. Either way I will be catching him in both NC shows. He is the man.

sunnbear starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/25/2008 09:12AM
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sunnbear

Check out the lyrics to "Girl on LSD". Funny stuff! Tom's cool with me!

rjd999 Fri 1/25/2008 09:20AM
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man i love Tom Petty. i saw him 2 summers ago at nissan, and 3 ago at Merriwhether Post. It is always a blast, good vibes, and straight forward rock and roll. A little bit of beer in the lot, and tons of fun dancing on the inside, you got yourself a great show. even songs that are not deemed "greatest hits" it seems everyone knows the words to, always a rockin great time, and hes definitely one of those artists that brings all sorts of different people out, with all sorts of ages. i cant wait to go to this, probably with my family, and have one of those special family moments! i cant wait to call my little bro, hes 13, and has seen countless shows already, but he is definitely a die hard petty fan. I cant wait!

hnkscrpio Fri 1/25/2008 09:50AM
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hnkscrpio

Bob Dylan called, he said he wants his style back. Ha Ha, just kidding around, but seriously I think Bob might have said that after Petty went on his own.

mccordo starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/25/2008 10:31AM
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mccordo

I wish he did a couple more shows in FL, but Tampa isn't too far from Orlando. According to Pollstar.com there are at least 2 other dates upcoming (San Francisco and Denver), but venues for both are listed as TBA. I'm sure those dates will be added shortly once they have secured a venue.

snappy Fri 1/25/2008 10:40AM
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snappy

My guess (and hope) is this tour adds a Shoreline or Berkeley Greek date on this tour. Winwood's been on fire for a few years, and has a really smoking band these days. And Petty and the Heartbreakers laid flat at Bonnaroo 2006 so I'm game anytime they wanna play. There's holes in the schedule to allow a SF area visit.

toeknee420 Fri 1/25/2008 10:52AM
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toeknee420

I caught him at SPAC the last time thru. That place is one of the nicest places to see a show.

trpnbily87 Fri 1/25/2008 12:53PM
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the thing with Petty is this - once youve seen him 3 times, the thrill is gone. 80% the same songs. All great, but the Heartbreakers arent really a band to blow you out of your shoes after that first experience.. . . now, that FIRST time, excellent

Smittea Fri 1/25/2008 01:20PM
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Smittea

Oh look, another great show at the craptastic Nissan Pavilion in Bristow.

christophebaise Fri 1/25/2008 02:50PM
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christophebaise

I caught the ABB/Tom Petty show at SPAC. I went to see ABB but Tom Petty's show really surprised me. They didn't half-ass it at all. They sounded really good. I'm glad I got to see them once because I never will again because of high ticket prices and large crowds.

budgrove Fri 1/25/2008 06:56PM
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budgrove

i cant wait to see petty in pittsburgh!!!!

Muffinman1 Sat 1/26/2008 06:20AM
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Muffinman1

Come to merriweather. Nissan is a cool venue, it's just that the traffic getting in and out fucking BLOWS!!!!! I've had less time to wait getting into bonnaroo before, and I'm not being sarcastic.

dedhed6111 starstarstarstarstar Sun 1/27/2008 11:13AM
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dedhed6111

WINWOOD IS GOD

RothburyWithCheese starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/28/2008 07:04AM
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RothburyWithCheese

oh hell yeah dedhed6111. y'all need to recognize and give Winwood some props. Living legend. Dont believe it? By the time he was 26 he had done spencer Davis Group records, all the Traffic albums AND that masterpiece Blind Faith "Blind Faith".

RothburyWithCheese starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/28/2008 07:06AM
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RothburyWithCheese

Oh yeah and his It's About Time album was terrific. Best thing he had done in 30 years.

jkenne9 Mon 1/28/2008 08:40AM
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Winwood is the man, not only has his voice held up more than alot of other guys from the era, dude is a smokin guitar and keys player...and i'm always down to see petty. Sucks that he's playin at nissan though...maybe i'll go up to philly

phishluvr star Mon 1/28/2008 09:31AM
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phishluvr

How do you not play Red Rocks????

juanstar starstarstar Mon 1/28/2008 01:27PM
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Could I buy a ticket for half price if I only went to see Winwood? I wouldn't pay to see Tom petty, He's a capable musician and song writer, just not my cup of tea. Winwood I could listen to for a long time. About Time.

RothburyWithCheese starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/28/2008 02:27PM
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RothburyWithCheese

Hey losers giving thumbs down just to do so--shouldnt you grade the comment not the commentator.

mooseknuckle42 Mon 1/28/2008 10:04PM
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I think he may hit red rocks. I saw a tour list that said Colorado is a possibility; it may be that Red Rocks doesn't release their concert dates until closer to the show. Keepin' my fingers crossed.

USCTrojans4Life starstarstarstarstar Tue 1/29/2008 09:25AM
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USCTrojans4Life

LiberalsForMonkees: in your case by giving you a thumbs down is going against the comment and the commentator. Its hard for us to take anything you say for real because most of the time you are so full of shit it doesn't really matter. LOSER

gibsonguy87 Tue 1/29/2008 12:08PM
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Tom petty rocks. seen him 3 times, once with trey once with the black crowes, im a phan of jam bands but any skilled musician knows the show they put on, all i can say is you cannot go wrong with tom petty and a bag of joints

willie42o Wed 1/30/2008 02:53PM
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yeah ya'll give him mad props!!!!!! recognize his skillz w/

traffic and blind faith. whenever i need i nap i pop it in.

hey liberals thanks fore keeping it real!!!(redneck)

jeanniehh Thu 1/31/2008 08:04AM
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Just tried to get tix for this show (at an ice arena with bad sound no less)... $97 each, plus ~$20 each in service fees, plus $40 to be allowed to buy into the presale... $275 for two mid-level tickets... what's up with that???

elaufer Thu 1/31/2008 11:50AM
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fun fact: Steve Winwood plays organs on Hendrix's Electric Ladyland.

another fun fact: If you live in a state that has a primary this tuesday, you'll feel better about yourself if you vote.