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Tom Petty & Heartbreakers tour to include 6 nights in Hollywood

February 28, 2013|By Randy Lewis
  • Tom Petty, right, and Heartbreakers Benmont Tench, left, and Mike Campbell, shown at a 2011 benefit in Northridge, will play six nights at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood in June.
Tom Petty, right, and Heartbreakers Benmont Tench, left, and Mike Campbell,… (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles…)

This post has been updated. See note below for details.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will undertake a spring-summer tour starting May 16 with nearly two dozen stops that will be anchored by extended residencies in Los Angeles and New York.

Petty and his longtime bandmates will set down for a half-dozen nights at the 1,300-capacity Fonda Theatre in Hollywood from June 3 to June 11, following five nights at New York’s 2,800-capacity Beacon Theatre May 20-26.

Additionally, the band will play the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala., which runs May 17-19, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival sometime from June 13-16 in Manchester, Tenn., and the Firefly Festival in Dover, Del. June 21-23. None of the festivals have announced daily talent lineups yet.

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The latest tour starts May 16 in Evansville, Ind., and runs through June 29 in Minneapolis. The group is working on a successor to its 2010 album “Mojo,” which is scheduled for 2014 release.

Petty has periodically taken the Heartbreakers out of amphitheaters and arenas to revisit its earlier days in clubs and small theaters, having done a run of 20 shows in 1997 at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, five nights at the Vic Theatre in Chicago in 2003 and a pair of shows at the 500-seat Plaza del Sol Performance Hall at Cal State Northridge in 2011 to benefit the campus non-commercial radio station KCSN-FM (88.5).

Tickets go on sale for the Fonda residency on March 22. Other dates go on sale at various times. Full information is available at TomPetty.com and at Ticketmaster.

Update at 7:59 a.m.: An earlier version of this post said tickets for the Heartbreakers' Beacon Theatre shows go on sale March 22. They go on sale March 25.

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