Bobby Bandiera will salute Tom Petty at Count Basie Theatre


Bobby Bandiera will pay tribute to Tom Petty at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, Nov. 5.

Responding to the death, Monday, of Tom Petty, Bobby Bandiera will make his Nov. 5 concert at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank a Petty tribute, titled “Runnin’ Down a Dream.”

Tickets, priced from $29 to $49, will go on sale Oct. 6 at noon; visit VIP tickets, priced at $99, will include premium seating and a meet-and-greet with Bandiera. Some of the show’s proceeds will go to the MusiCares charity, which named Petty its Person of the Year, earlier this year.

In April, Bandiera presented a tribute to The Traveling Wilburys and the non-Wilburys music of its members, including Petty, at the Basie.

“God bless Tom Petty,” Bandiera wrote in a message posted today on the theater’s web site. “He was one of the great American singer-songwriters, maybe one of the last great American singer-songwriters. His music has always affected me, and always will.”

The Nov. 5 show had previously been planned as a tribute to The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Creedence Clearwater Revival and others, titled “Rebels, Roots & Rock.”

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