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Tom Petty ready to hit the road



Tompetty Fresh off his upcoming appearance during the halftime of Super Bowl, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are planning a huge summer tour. reports Petty kicks it off May 30 in Grand Rapids, Mich. The tour winds through the U.S. and Canada, wrapping up on Aug. 29 in Texas. The tour includes a stop in Tampa Bay -- July 16 at the St. Pete Times Forum.

Want choice tickets? Alas, Petty has the usual fan club routine set up. Members of the "Highway Companions Club" can buy tickets beginning Jan. 30. Otherwise, fans will have to wait 'til Feb. 4 to grab whatever seats are left.

Also available on this tour -- a "Dream" package, which includes a seat in the first 15 rows, a copy of his latest book ("Runnin' Down a Dream"), a download of his new album ("Mudcrutch") when it's released in April and the chance to choose all the songs for the set list for the show you see him at. (Warning: I'm pretty sure I just made up that last part.) No word on the cost yet.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:29pm]


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