Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Photo: Joel Bernstein

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, one of the most iconic bands in American music history, have announced their 40th Anniversary Tour, which will include a stop at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday, June 10!

Petty and the Heartbreakers are known for hit singles such as “American Girl,” “Breakdown,” “The Waiting,” “Learning to Fly,” “Refugee” and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.”

Petty and co. have been one of America’s finest rock & roll bands ever, combining the ringing guitars of the Byrds with the gritty rhythmic drive of the Rolling Stones. Petty’s tales of American losers and dreamers were simple and direct, but emotionally charged. The Heartbreakers were a lean, tight band that could handle hard rock & roll and melodic pop equally well. The group gained critical attention and solid sales with their first album, but 1979’s ‘Damn the Torpedos’ was their commercial breakthrough, selling over two million copies.

During the ’80s, Petty sold consistently well, as he expanded his sound with the release of each album. In 1989, he released his first solo album, ‘Full Moon Fever,’ which became his biggest hit yet. That momentum carried over into the next Heartbreakers release, 1991’s ‘Into the Great Wide Open,‘ which went platinum. As they were preparing their next album, the group released a greatest-hits album in 1993 which contained the hit single, “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.” ‘Wildflowers‘ became another multi-platinum success for him. In 1995, MCA Records released a five-disc box set called ‘Playback.’ In the summer of 1996, Petty & the Heartbreakers released Songs and Music from

Petty has continued to put out new music since, including their most recent album, he harder, rockier, ‘Hypnotic Eye’ in 2014.

To further commemorate the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have released two companion vinyl box sets featuring their entire studio album repertoire. Both box sets are now available via UMe and Reprise/Warner Bros. All LPs in the limited-edition box sets have been pressed on 180-gram vinyl with replica artwork. Several of these albums have been out of print on vinyl for years and most albums have been re-mastered for this release.

Best known for his powerful guitar licks, opening act Joe Walsh has entertained the masses and captivated his peers for more than three decades with such classics as “Funk #49,” “Walk Away,” “Life’s Been Good,” and “Ordinary Average Guy.” In 1969 Walsh found success with The James Gang, followed by a stint with Barnstorm, a trio he founded. In 1973, Joe released his first solo album, which proved him a legitimate solo act with a limitless career on the horizon. By 1975, he joined The Eagles, bringing a harder rock sound to the group with the acclaimed ‘Hotel California,’ ‘The Long Run’ and ‘Eagles Live.”

Ticket info

All seats are reserved and priced at $149.50, $99.50, $79.50 or $49.50

Tickets subject to additional fees and can be purchased in person at the Quicken Loans Arena box office, all Northern Ohio Discount Drug Mart locations, or online, below: