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TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS IN CONCERT:As pioneers of heartland rock in the late-'70s, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers championed a no-frills, guitar-driven sound that set them apart from the increasingly technology-oriented approach of much of the era's pop music. Today Tom Petty & Co. are as relatable as ever, treating fans to their classic songs about working class issues and everyday American life with a passion and flair that belie their years. Whether Petty is dancing across the stage with a pair of maracas or lending his iconic voice to hits like "American Girl" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance," he and the band never fail to electrify at their live shows, and their 2014 tour dates with special guest Steve Winwood will be no different. BACKGROUND SNAPSHOT:After playing in several other Gainesville, FL bands in the early-'70s, Tom Petty formed the Heartbreakers in 1976. The band's self-titled debut initially failed to gain traction in the US, but American audiences eventually caught wind of its popularity in the UK, leading to the 1978 re-release of early single "Breakdown" to a Top 40 spot. In 1979 the band scored their true US breakthrough with the hits "Refugee" and "Don't Do Me Like That," That", the latter becoming their first Top 10 hit. A series of successful albums followed in the '80s, earning the band an impressive string of hits as well as a supporting slot on Bob Dylan's '86/87 True Confessions world tour. Their chart run continued in the '90s with No. 1's like "Learning to Fly" and "You Don't Know How It Feels", which earned Petty a Grammy in 1996 for Best Rock Vocal Performance. Nearly four decades after their debut, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will continue to treat fans to their exceptional live show on their latest tour.FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:"A great walk down memory lane. The Heartbreakers played like they were all still 30 years old. Tom Petty can really belt those songs out. Rock on!""The show was awesome. Tom Petty was amazing and the Heartbreakers rocked! I would love to see the whole show again!""The show was excellent with a great mix of old, new, and some obscure/rarely heard tracks. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers never disappoint."


5 stars
Safeco Field, Seattle

Have gone to see Tom Petty 5 times now. We enjoy his shows very much. It was an amazing show.

Tom Petty was one of the best concerts Ive seen

5 stars
Khage Safeco Field, Seattle

It was a perfect summer night and the concert was great. Sound was fantastic at Safeco Field.

5 stars
Safeco Field, Seattle

I've been waiting to see TP since 1984. The 33 year wait was worth it! Unfortunately, with 40 years of R&R hx, he obviously didn't play all the songs I wanted to hear. But what a great time!

Waiting lines for Petty stretched for blocks

4 stars
Moonbilly Safeco Field, Seattle

Waiting lines ridiculous. Not great account ice at the Safe. Otherwise Petty was great!


5 stars
jpederson Safeco Field, Seattle

I had an amazing time. It was the first tom petty concert for myself and my husband, we had and amazing and awesome time