Petty announced the tour on SiriusXM’s “Tom Petty Radio” on December 9 and also on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on December 8.
The primarily U.S. tour, produced by Live Nation, will begin April 20, 2017, in Oklahoma City and will continue throughout the summer with more dates, including on the West Coast, still to be announced.
Joe Walsh will appear on many of the dates announced today, and Chris Stapleton will appear at Chicago’s Wrigley Field and for two nights at the Marcus Amphitheater at Milwaukee’s Summerfest.
Tickets for all of the newly announced shows, except for two concerts at New York City’s Forest Hills Stadium, will go on sale to the general public 10 a.m. local time December 16. Special pre-sales for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Highway Companions Club members will begin 10 a.m. local time December 14. To sign up for the Highway Companions Club, whose membership includes exclusive pre-sale access and other perks, fans should visit the club’s website.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are releasing two companion vinyl box sets featuring their entire studio album repertoire. Both box sets are available today 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.
Further details on the band’s 40th Anniversary Tour and vinyl box sets are available at TomPetty.com.