On July 25th, Warner Brothers Records will release Tom Petty's new solo album, Highway Companion. This release, Petty's third solo album, was produced by Jeff Lynne with Tom Petty and Mike Campbell and will happen in the middle of the 2006 North American "Highway Companions Tour" with Trey Anastasio, Pearl Jam, The Allman Brothers and The Derek Trucks Band.
Over the past thirty years, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have sold more than 50 million records and been nominated for 16 Grammy Awards. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, the first year they were eligible, and this past December, Green Day's Billy Joe Armstrong presented Petty with the Billboard Century Award at the Billboard Music Awards saying, "If you're going to come up and thank god, thank god for Tom Petty."
Catch Tom Petty Live:
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)
29 Clark County Amphitheater, Portland, OR (w/ Trey Anastasio)
30 White River Amphitheater, Seattle, WA (w/ Trey Anastasio)
1 Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA (w/ Trey Anastasio)
4 Smirnoff Music Center, Dallas, TX (w/ Trey Anastasio)
5 Cynthia Woodlands Pavilion, Houston, TX (w/ Trey Anastasio)
8 DTE Energy Music Theater, Detroit, MI (w/ Trey Anastasio)
9 Rock N the Rally, Sturgis, SD
12 Dodge Music Theatre, Hartford, CT (w/ The Allman Brothers and The Derek Trucks Band)
13 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY (w/ The Allman Brothers and The Derek Trucks Band)
15 Darien Lake Music Center, Darien Lake, NY (w/ The Allman Brothers)
16 Post-Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA (w/ The Allman Brothers)
18 Tweeter Center, Camden, NJ (w/ The Allman Brothers and The Derek Trucks Band)
19 Amsterjam, Randalls Island, NY
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