Tom Petty Also Wants To Tour “Wildflowers” By The End Of Next Year

Tom Petty Also Wants To Tour “Wildflowers” By The End Of Next Year

first_imgTom Petty made a major announcement yesterday, revealing an extensive US tour in honor of the band’s 40th anniversary. The shows will mark the end of a three year touring hiatus for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, though Petty has been anything but dormant in that time. Still, the return of the Heartbreakers is sure to be widely celebrated in 2017.Before that announcement, however, Petty had talked about doing a tour where the hit 1994 album, Wildflowers, was played in full. With four months of 2017 committed to the major 40th anniversary tour, fans were left unsure as to whether the Wildflowers tour would be happening.Petty addressed those rumors in a new interview with Rolling Stone, saying that Wildflowers was still very much on the table and even possible for the end of 2017. “I started talking about that the other day and got a loud, ‘Shut up!’” said Petty. “Every time I bring it up it hits a wall somewhere. But we’re done in August. After that, it’s not out of the question I’d get the box set together and take it on the road to theaters before the end of the year.”Keyboardist Benmont Tench added, “I’d be more interested in an Echo tour than a Wildflowers one, but I love the idea of a Wildflowers tour. I think it’s brilliant. There’s just something about that record. Rick [Rubin]’s influence made it so spare and every little lick meant something. It was a very special record.”We’ll keep our fingers crossed until we know more, but we can’t wait for the 40th tour! You can see the full calendar for the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ tour, below.Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 40th Anniversary TourApril 20 /// Chesapeake Energy Center  /// Oklahoma City, OK*April 22 /// American Airlines Arena /// Dallas, TX*April 23  /// Verizon Wireless Arena /// Little Rock, AR*April 25  /// Bridgestone Arena /// Nashville, TN*April 27 /// Philips Arena  /// Atlanta, GA*April 29 /// Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion  /// Houston, TX*May 2 /// Frank Erwin Center /// Austin, TXMay 5 /// Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre /// West Palm Beach, FL*May 6  /// Amalie Arena /// Tampa, FL*May 8  /// FedEx Forum /// Memphis, TN*May 10  /// StateFarm Center  /// Champaign, IL*May 12  /// Scottrade Center  /// St. Louis, MO*May 13 /// Klipsch Music Center /// Indianapolis, IN*May 29-30 /// Red Rocks Amphitheatre  /// Morrison, COJune 2  /// Sprint Center /// Kansas City, MO*June 3 /// Xcel Energy Center /// St. Paul, MN*June 5  /// Wells Fargo Arena /// Des Moines, IA*June 7  /// Schottenstein Center  /// Columbus, OH*June 9 /// PPG Paints Arena  /// Pittsburgh, PA*June 10  /// Quicken Loans Arena /// Cleveland, OH*June 12  /// US Bank Arena  /// Cincinnati, OH*June 14 /// XFINITY Theatre /// Hartford, CT*June 16  /// Prudential Center  /// Newark, NJ*June 17 /// Mountain Jam Festival /// Hunter, NYJune 29  /// Wrigley Field /// Chicago, IL†July 1  /// Wells Fargo Arena /// Philadelphia, PAJuly 2  /// CMAC Performing Arts Center /// Canandaigua, NYJuly 5-6 /// Marcus Amphitheater-Summerfest /// Milwaukee, WI†July 15 /// Air Canada Centre  /// Toronto, ONTJuly 18  /// DTE Energy Music Theatre  /// Detroit, MIJuly 20  /// TD Garden /// Boston, MAJuly 23  /// Royal Farms Arena  /// Baltimore, MDJuly 26-27  /// Forest Hills Stadium /// Queens, NY‡*with very special guest Joe Walsh†with very special guest Chris Stapleton‡on-sale January 14last_img

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