UPDATE: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Joe Cocker coming to the St. Pete Times Forum
For a Gainesville boy, Tom Petty isn't showing the Sunshine State much love on his upcoming spring tour. Thankfully, we in Tampa Bay will get a piece of the Petty pie.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' spring tour will stop at the St. Pete Times Forum on May 9, according to Petty's Web site. It's the only Florida date on the tour, although there are some open dates before and after the Tampa show, so maybe he'll add more shows soon.
Opening the show: One Joe Cocker. Other artists opening for Petty on this tour include My Morning Jacket, Crosby Stills and Nash, Drive-By Truckers and ZZ Top. Decide for yourself whether we lucked out or got screwed.
Tickets go onsale March 8 at 10 a.m., according to Petty's Web site and Live Nation, but there's no mention of the show on the Forum's Web site. So we'll keep an eye out for ticket details, and update you when we have them.
Tickets will be priced at $45, $75, $95 and $125. Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: AP.