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ZZ Top opening for Tom Petty at the St. Pete Times Forum in September
See? Sometimes good things do come to those who wait.

According to Tom Petty's website, ZZ Top will be the opening act when Petty and the Heartbreakers come to Tampa's St. Pete Times Forum on Sept. 16. They'll replace original opener Joe Cocker, who was scheduled to open for Petty on the show's original date, May 9.

Maybe it's just personal pref, but ... Cocker? Meh. ZZ Top? Even though they just played a free Rays concert in St. Pete, we gotta say that's an upgrade. This is now offically the best Southern rock show of the year. A-haw-haw-haw-haw.

It's not the only good piece of Petty-related news we have to share today. In honor of Petty's Saturday Night Live performance over the weekend, through midnight on Tuesday, Live Nation is offering no service fees on tickets to their St. Pete Times Forum show. Click here for the details.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Getty Images.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:19pm]


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