To mark four decades in the rock ‘n roll business, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are hitting the road.
The 30-city tour will bring them to Dallas’ American Airlines Center April 22, with special guest Joe Walsh opening.
Tickets ($79.50-$149.50) for the 2017 show go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 16, via Ticketmaster.
Next year’s concert will be Petty and company’s first North Texas appearance in nearly three years, following a Sept. 2014 show at the same venue.
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Of that performance, my colleague Robert Philpot wrote: “Early in the show, Petty said he was in a mood to play for a long time, but if he’d dug into all his well-known songs, the show might have lasted till sunrise. What he did play was a dense, well-constructed set mixing classic-rock staples such as Mary Jane’s Last Dance and Free Fallin’ with just the right amount of songs from his new album, Hypnotic Eye.
“The newer material (American Dream Plan B, Shadow People, etc.), with its emphasis on garage-rock crunch and lead guitarist Mike Campbell’s fireworks, fared well among the familiar stuff, most of which drew spontaneous sing-a-long reactions from a nearly packed house.”
Petty made an amusing appearance on last night’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to announce the tour — watch the video below.