Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Announce September Dallas Visit

Mary Ellen Matthews
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers made their fans happy twice over this morning with the announcement of a new album and a slew of North American tour dates taking place in late summer. The album, Hypnotic Eye, due out on Reprise Records July 29, is Petty's 16th studio album and his first in four years. However, as part of a bonus offer, copies of the record will also be included in the ticket price for the 30-date tour, which features fellow rock legend Steve Winwood as opener and will pass through the Dallas area on September 26 at American Airlines Center.

Petty has long had a prickly relationship with the record industry, having railed against raising sticker prices for his records all the way back in the early '80s and more recently written a whole album about it, 2002's The Last DJ. So it's not too surprising to see him go all-out deluxe on this release: besides the concert offer, Hypnotic Eye will be available on CD, digital, vinyl (1- and 2-LP versions), and even Blu-ray formats. Yikes.

Of course what's of interest to all but the most diehard fans at this stage is likely hearing Petty's hits from days of yore, i.e. seeing him in concert. Tickets for the American Airlines Center stop go on sale to the general public Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m. Presale offers for "Highway Companian Club Legacy" members begin Monday, June 2. More info is available at

Petty being Petty, that great MTV star of the '80s, he made today's announcement in video form. It even hearkens back to the classic "You Got Lucky" video from 1982:

And here is the full tour schedule for Petty and the Heartbreakers:

Aug 03 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
Aug 05 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
Aug 07 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Center
Aug 09 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival
Aug 12 Portland, OR Moda Center
Aug 14 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Aug 15 George, WA The Gorge
Aug 17 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Aug 19 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Aug 21 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Aug 23 Chicago, IL United Center
Aug 26 Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre
Aug 28 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Aug 30 Boston, MA Fenway Park
Sep 06 Arrington, VA Lockn' Festival
Sep 07 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
Sep 10 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Sep 13 Hartford, CT XL Center
Sep 15 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Arena
Sep 18 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Sep 20 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
Sep 21 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
Sep 23 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Sep 25 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Sep 26 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Sep 28 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Sep 30 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Oct 01 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Oct 07 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Oct 10 Los Angeles, CA The Forum

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Boy howdy, these two on the same bill....yay!  One of the only things that could trump TP and the H's is SW. To hear him play his solo stuff (Arc of a Diver) , Traffic, Blind Faith would be be sheer bliss!

Top Steve Winwood Songs:

-John Barleycorn Must Die

-Sea of Joy

-Can't Find MY Way Home

-While You See a Chance

-Mr. Fantasy

-Low Spark

And then you have the "protector" of 60's rock himself-Mr. Tom Petty. No one channels old blues, The Byrds and 60's jangle pop quite like TP. 

ps-Anyone remember the Roger Mcquinn album circa 1988 with TP?  Greatness.


you also get the original Tom Petty and three of the original Heartbreakers. only a couple second stringers.


@kergo1spaceship last time Winwood toured with TP and Heartbreakers he came out and joined them for 'Gimme Some Lovin'



as long long as it has TP and Mike Campbell, I could give a rats +ss less if granny was playin'. 

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