2017 is bound to be a big year for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The iconic band will embark on a North American tour in celebration of 40 years in the music industry.
The “Free Fallin’” singer announced the anniversary tour last week before going on sale to the general public today. The band is currently scheduled to perform on 36 dates from April through July, though additional dates are expected to be announced at a later time.
The Heartbreakers may have racked up 40 years on the circuit, but their success is yet to waver. In fact, they have only achieved more success as with each passing year. Their thirteenth and latest album, 2014’s Hypnotic Eye, was their first to top the U.S. Billboard Hot 200 chart.
The tour will have plenty to offer all music fans, as Petty and crew will be joined by rock legend Joe Walsh of the Eagles on various dates, as well as country-folk star Chris Stapleton for their June 29 gig at Wrigley Field and at Milwaukee’s Summerfest on July 5-6. The Heartbreakers will also make one U.K. appearance in July as the headliner at the British Summer Time festival at Hyde Park in London. They will be supported by folk group The Lumineers and Stevie Nicks.
Petty has hinted that this upcoming tour may be one of the band’s last major hurrahs, citing their increasing age and desire to focus on spending time with family as they grow older. Don’t miss out on this chance to see one of the biggest American rock bands on this milestone tour! Tickets on sale now.