Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
TOM PETTY NABS TWO MORE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS (11/12/06)
TOM PETTY "HIGHWAY COMPANION BIG WEEKEND" TO AIR ON XM RADIO - starts Dec. 15
XM's Special 72-Hour Marathon of Petty's "Buried Treasure" Shows To Include Rarities and Never-Before-Heard Live Heartbreakers Tracks
XM, the nation's leading satellite radio service with more than 7 million subscribers, will air every episode of Tom Petty's critically-acclaimed XM music show, "Tom Petty's Buried Treasure," as part of a special weekend-long marathon, it was announced.
The "Highway Companion Big Weekend," which borrows its name from Petty's most recent album, Highway Companion, will kick off Friday, December 15 at 12 midnight ET on XM LIVE (XM 200) and will feature rare recordings and and previously unreleased live tracks from the Heartbreaker's archives along with the first 44 episodes of his popular XM show. Petty's free-form playlist for "Buried Treasure" features cuts by artists from Jimi Hendrix to Carl Perkins, the White Stripes to Little Richard, Elmore James to the Beatles, Bob Dylan to Jerry Lee Lewis.
"Tom Petty's Buried Treasure" debuted on XM in December 2004. The hour-long, critically-acclaimed weekly radio show blends landmark songs, offbeat cuts and live-in-concert classics recorded by legendary artists with Petty providing informed and passionate commentary on his first love - the music. New episodes of "Tom Petty's Buried Treasure" air Mondays at 10 a.m. ET on Deep Tracks (XM 40), with encore broadcasts airing throughout the week.
Last week, Petty received two Grammy nominations for his latest album, Highway Companion - Best Rock Album and Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance from the CD's "Saving Grace." Petty & the Heartbreakers, who just celebrated their 30th anniversary, have sold more than 50-million records, been nominated for 16 Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame in 2002, the first year the band was eligible. Petty has also been awarded Billboard's magazine's Century Award and the MTV Network's prestigious Vanguard Award. He is currently working with Academy Award winning director Peter Bogdanovich on a film documentary of the Heartbreaker's 30 years together. Los Angeles, CA - December 12, 2006 -
TOM PETTY'S "HIGHWAY COMPANION" HIGHEST-EVER SALES CHART DEBUT ENTERS THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 AT #4
Legendary Rocker's Third Solo Album Also Gets Critical Raves
Los Angeles, CA - August 2, 2006 -- "Highway Companion," the brand new album from TOM PETTY, enters Billboard's Top 200 Albums sales chart next week at #4 making it his highest-ever chart debut.
The chart debut comes as Petty and his band The Heartbreakers celebrate 30 years together with their massive, star-studded "Highway Companion" North American concert tour.
Produced by Jeff Lynne with Petty and Heartbreaker Mike Campbell, "Highway Companion" is Petty's third solo outing and 18th album overall. The album's lead single, "Saving Grace," is currently #1 at Triple A, #1 at Classic Rock, and Top 10 at Mainstream Rock radio formats.
"Highway Companion" has also won plaudits from critics who have praised its "surefire hooks" (New York Times) and "instantly singable tracks" (Boston Globe) and deemed it "a journey of considerable self-assessment" (Los Angeles Times), "one of [his] finest albums" (Associated Press), "his most personal and heartfelt [work] to date (Billboard), "a true return to form" (Entertainment Weekly) that "may be his best disc in years" (Washington Post).
It's been 30 years since Petty and The Heartbreakers unleashed their self-titled debut album. In the those decades, Petty - both as a solo artist and leader of the band - has sold more than 50-million records worldwide, earned 16 Grammy nods, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, garnered multiple MTV Video Music Awards (including Video Vanguard honors), joined Hollywood's Walk of Fame and won countless other laurels. He has also sung and played beside George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Lynne in the legendary supergroup The Traveling Wilburys.
More importantly, however, Petty has written and recorded such timeless classics as "American Girl," "Refugee," "Breakdown," "The Waiting," "Don't Come Around Here No More," "Free Fallin'," "I Won't Back Down," "You Don't Know How It Feels," "Runnin' Down a Dream," and "Mary Jane's Last Dance," among countless others. One journalist noted, "Petty's musical integrity and craft, not to mention his seemingly effortless flair for rapturous hooks, have remained constant despite ever-shifting musical trends, and his multi-generational fan base continues to swell." In the words of Rolling Stone's Alan Light, "The man's consistency is pretty astounding."
More Petty Headlines:
"Saving Grace," the first single from Tom Petty's upcoming solo album, "Highway Companion," due out Tuesday, July 25, 2006, goes to NUMBER ONE on next week's Classic Rock AND AAA radio charts.
Petty and his band the Heartbreakers will perform "Saving Grace" on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Thursday, JULY 20.
"In The Studio" hosted by Redbeard, will run a 15-year look back at "Into the Great Wide Open" (July 22/23). "In the Studio" runs on 60+ classic rock stations, including WCSX-FM/Detroit, KZPS-FM/Dallas, KLBJ-FM/Austin, KSLX-FM/Phoenix, WEGR-FM/Memphis, WKLS-FM/Atlanta, and KRXO-FM/Oklahoma City.
The entire "Highway Companion" album is currently being streamed in Rhapsody at http://play.rhapsody.com/tompetty/buriedtreasure Anyone with a Mac, PC, or linux can play the album.
TOM PETTY ANNOUNCES HOLLYWOOD BOWL DATE, TONIGHT SHOW APPEARANCE (7/14/06)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Annouce Third Part of 2006 U.S. Concert Tour (7/7/06)
TOM PETTY SIGNS EXCLUSIVE RECORDING CONTRACT WITH AMERICAN RECORDINGS. New CD out July 25, 2006 (6/15/06)
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS ANNOUNCE 2006 SUMMER TOUR DATES
Tour Includes Special Guests The Black Crowes
Tour Shaping Up To Be One of the Summer's Hottest
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have added more dates to their first North American major-market trek in nearly three years.
Concerts in Los Angeles, St. Louis, Kansas City, the Baltimore/ Washington D.C. area, San Diego, Phoenix and many more cities have been added. The tour kicks off on June 7 in Fort Meyers, FL with some forty dates stretching into late summer.
With some of these concerts still three months away, ticket sales are making this one of the summer's hottest tours.
Two shows in Berkeley set for late August sold out 18,000 tickets in less than six hours; Boston's Tweeter Center went clean in one day with more than 19,000 tickets sold, and the second show has already sold 11,000 tickets; Philadelphia is also clean with 24,000 tickets sold; 13,000 gone in Detroit, more than 22,000 for the Milwaukee date have been sold, and Chicago has sold 18,000.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, who have not released a new album since "The Last DJ" in 2002, are well on their way to selling some half-million tickets over the summer.
Touring North America for the first time in two years, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers return to the road for a major summer tour starting on June 8 in Ft. Myers, Fl.
The tour will continue throughout the summer and will feature special guests The Black Crowes on many of the dates.
Ticket prices, presale and onsale information as well as additional concert dates will be announced shortly.
As part of this tour, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Mike Campbell/guitars, Benmont Tench/keyboards, Ron Blair/bass, Scott Thurston/guitars, harmonica, backing vocals, and Steve Ferrone/drums - will headline the Rock Stage at the 12th Annual Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta on Saturday, June 11.
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TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS 2006 CONCERT TOUR DATES
**Indicates those dates with The Black Crowes as Special Guests
4 Smirnoff Music Center, Dallas, TX (w/ Trey Anastasio)
5 C.W. Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX (w/ Trey Anastasio)
8 DTE Music Center, Detroit, MI (w/ Trey Anastasio)
9 Rock'n The Rally, Sturgis, SD
10 Alltel Pavilion @ Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC
12 New England Dodge Music Center, Hartford, CT (w/ Allman Brothers Band and Derek Trucks)
13 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY (w/ Allman Brothers Band and Derek Trucks)
15 Darien Lake, Buffalo, New York (w/ Allman Brothers. Band)
16 Post-Gazette Pavilion @ Star Lake, Burgettstown, PA (w/ Allman Brothers Band)
18 Tweeter Center @ the Waterfront, Camden, NJ (w/ Allman Brothers Band and Derek Trucks)
19 Amsterjam, Randalls Island, New York, NY
8 Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ont. CANADA
14, 15 Charter One Pavilion, Chicago, IL (w/ The Strokes)
17 Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX
21 Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, FL (w/ The Strokes)
22 Hi Fi Buys Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA (w/ The Strokes)
26 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA (w/ The Strokes)
27 Coors Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA (support TBA)
29-30 Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA (w/ Frank Black)
4 Glendale Arena, Phoenix, AZ (w/ John Mayer)
Previous concert tour dates:
9 Verizon Amphitheatre, Charlotte, N.C. (w/ Trey Anastasio)
10 Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA (w/ Trey Anastasio)
12 Ntelos Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA (w/ Trey Anastasio)
14 Germain Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH (w/ Trey Anastasio)
16 Bonnaroo Festival, Manchester, TN
17 UMB Bank Pavilion, Louis, MO (w/ Trey Anastasio)
20 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (w/ Trey Anastasio)
21 Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA (w/ Trey Anastasio)
23 Verizon Amphitheatre, Indianapolis, IN (w/ Trey Anastasio)
26-27 Xcel Center, St. Paul, MN (w/ Pearl Jam)
29-30 Marcus Amphitheatre, Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI (w/ Pearl Jam)
2-3 Pepsi Center, Denver, CO (with Pearl Jam)
(SECOND LEG OF TOUR)
29 Amphitheatre at Clark County, Portland, OR (w/ Trey Anastasio)
30 White River Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA (w/ Trey Anastasio)
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