Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 40th anniversary tour headed to Newark

by JAY LUSTIG

TOM PETTY

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, who released their first album in November 1976, have announced a 40th anniversary tour that will keep them on the road from late April to late July. And it will include a show at the Prudential Center in Newark, June 16, with Joe Walsh opening.

For tour details, visit tompetty.com/tour.

Other Northeast shows will include the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, July 1; and Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, N.Y., July 26-27. Chris Stapleton will open in Queens; openers for these shows are TBA.

The band’s last studio album was Hypnotic Eye, in 2014. It is also releasing, today, two vinyl boxed sets covering its entire career: The Complete Studio Albums, Vol. 1 (1976-1991) and The Complete Studio Albums, Vol. 2 (1994-2014).

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