Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 24, 2014
It's been the same story ever since their first hot hit single “Breakdown” broke in 1977: long-time American rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers just won’t back down. With over 80 million tracks sold to date, the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and his group are already one of the best selling American bands of all time.
And now, they’re back on the road again in support of their first studio album in four years, Hypnotic Eye. Supported by fellow Grammy Award-winning artist Steve Winwood, the rock band has booked a bevy of tour dates following the expected release of their latest album on July 29, 2014.
After opening in San Diego, the tour is set for 27 more North American cities, starting with Boise, Eugene, Portland, Vancouver, Quincy, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Chicago before wrapping at The Forum in Inglewood, California on October 10, 2014.
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After Chicago, additional tour dates are set for Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York, Hartford, Philly, Raleigh, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Nashville, Houston, Dallas, Tulsa, Kansas City, Lincoln and Anaheim before the wrap in Inglewood on October 10, 2014.
Tom Petty, the front man for the Heartbreakers, was born Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty on October 20, 1950 in Gainesville, Florida. When he was 10, he had the good fortune to meet Elvis Presley and was inspired to become a singer.
He began performing in 1969 and formed the Heartbreakers in 1976. Since breaking onto the scene in 1977 with hits including “Breakdown,” “American Girl,” “I Need to Know,” “Free Fallin’,” “Don’t Do Me Like That,” “Refugee” and “The Waiting”. In all, Petty has released 10 studio albums as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, three solo albums, one album with Mudcrutch, and two with the super-group, The Traveling Wilburys.
In association with his various rock groups and collaborations, he has been nominated for 26 music related awards, including 16 Grammy Awards, winning three to date. It is estimated that throughout his career, Petty and his collaborators such as Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Stevie Nicks, the Grateful Dead, Roy Orbison, Bonnie Raitt, and Dwight Twilley have sold over 60 million albums adding to the 80 million he’s sold solo and with the Heartbreakers. (Source: wsj.com, 1/27/2010)
His musical genres include rock and roll, roots rock, heartland rock, southern rock, blues rock, psychedelic rock and country. His talents include vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums, harmonica, and ukulele. In addition, his notable instruments of choice include: the Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster, the Gibson Dove and Flying-V, Rickenbacker guitars and Vox Mark III. Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. (Source: wikipedia.org)
Petty’s support, Steve Winwood, is an English multi-instrumentalist and key member of several bands during his career including the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith and Go. He has also maintained a successful solo career with hits including "Valerie" and "Back in the High Life Again" to go along with two U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Number One hits "Higher Love" and "Roll With It".
Winwood was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Traffic in 2004, and in 2008, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at number 33 on its list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Winwood has also won two Grammy Awards.
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