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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 7:30 PM

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On sale: Now

Ticket Prices: $29.50,  $49.50, $75.00, $95.00 and $125.00. Special reserved seat four-packs are now available for just $99.00. The four-packs are available only in advance and supply is limited. 

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers featuring ZZ Top

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will bring their North American tour, produced by Live Nation, through a mix of top arenas and amphitheaters across the U.S. and Canada, including a stop at the St. Pete Times Forum on September 16 at 7:30 p.m. Rock legends ZZ Top will share the stage with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers on 10 of the tour dates, including Tampa. 

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, their first year of eligibility, and in recent years have continued to build on their already legendary success. The band’s sold-out 2008 tour was the biggest of their career and came right after the band’s acclaimed Super Bowl XLII halftime performance with a worldwide audience of nearly a billion people. The 2009 release of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ career spanning Live Anthology garnered glowing reviews including a rave four and a half stars from Rolling Stone. The 2007 release of the Peter Bogdanovich-directed documentary Runnin’ Down A Dream earned a Grammy award and established the Heartbreakers’ story as a striking embodiment of the American Dream.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released their debut album in 1976. They have since sold more than 60 million records. Between the Heartbreakers’ recordings and his solo work, Tom Petty has received 18 Grammy nominations and been honored with lifetime achievement awards, including Billboard’s Century Award, MTV’s Video Vanguard Award and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Tom Petty, with the Heartbreakers at his side, has become a rock and roll icon lauded by fellow musicians and music lovers worldwide. Tom Petty’s Sirius/XM radio show, Tom Petty’s Buried Treasure, is one of the most beloved and popular shows on satellite radio. It features Tom Petty spinning favorite tunes from his extensive private music collection.

ZZ Top, an American blues-rock trio from Texas, consists of Billy Gibbons (guitar), Dusty Hill (bass), and Frank Beard (drums). ZZ Top plays red-hot Texas boogie and blues, and no one does it better - or has done it longer - than this “little ol’ band from Texas.” The trio’s enduring appeal owes much to their mastery of and feel for rootsy forms. Guitarist Billy Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard were influenced by such blues masters as Freddie King, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. From the beginning, they took a hard-rocking power-trio approach to the blues, cultivating a new audience for it in the Seventies and Eighties with superior musicianship as well as attitude, style and some devilishly funny songs.

Tickets purchased for the original May 9 date will be honored for the rescheduled show on September 16. Refunds are available at the point of purchase if desired. 

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