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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 40th Anniversary Tour

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers has been treating the world to its distinct take on heartland /blues rock for the past 40 years. To celebrate the milestone, the band is throwing a party of an anniversary tour, which kicks off in April. Joe Walsh and Chris Stapleton appear as special guests on select dates.

Over the past four decades Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers has released 13 studio albums. Its most recent, Hypnotic Eye, was released in 2014.

A write-up from Rolling Stone about the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2002 declared that after forming in Gainesville, Fla., in 1976, the musicians “would mix their southern roots with Byrdsy guitar textures and vocal harmonies, and eventually, on the strength of Petty’s hook-filled songwriting, create one of rock’s most enduring catalogs.”

Notable singles include “Don’t Do Me Like That,” “The Waiting,” “You Got Lucky,” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” “Refugee,” and “Don’t Come Around Here No More.”

Produced by Live Nation, the 40th Anniversary Tour begins April 20 in Oklahoma City. More dates are yet to be announced, including West Coast gigs. Here’s how the routing stands today:

April 20 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
April 22 – Dallas, Texas , American Airlines Center
April 23 – North Little Rock, Ark., Verizon Arena
April 25 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
April 29 – The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 2 – Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center
May 5 – West Palm Beach, Fla., Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
May 6 – Tampa, Fla., Amalie Arena
May 8 – Memphis, Tenn., FedExForum
May 10 – Champaign, Ill., StateFarm Center
May 12 – St. Louis, Mo., Scottrade Center
May 13 – Noblesville, Ind., Klipsch Music Center
May 29 – Morrison, Colo., Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 30 – Morrison, Colo., Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 2 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
June 3 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
June 5 – Des Moines, Iowa, Wells Fargo Arena
June 7 – Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center
June 9 – Pittsburgh, Pa., PPG Paints Arena
June 10 – Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
June 12 – Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Bank Arena
June 14 – Hartford, Conn., Xfinity Theatre
June 16 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Center
June 17 – Hunter, N.Y., Hunter Mountain (Mountain Jam Festival)
June 29 – Chicago, Ill., Wrigley Field
July 1 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
July 2 – Canandaigua, N.Y., Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC (CMAC)
July 5 – Milwaukee, Wis., Marcus Amphitheater (Summerfest)
July 6 – Milwaukee, Wis., Marcus Amphitheater (Summerfest)
July 15 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
July 18 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 20 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden
July 23 – Baltimore, Md., Royal Farms
July 26 – Queens, N.Y., Forest Hills Stadium
July 27 – Queens, N.Y., Forest Hills Stadium

Walsh appears April 20-29 and May 5-June 16. Stapleton takes the stage June 29 and July 5-6.

Presales for Highway Companions Club members begin Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. The general onsale for the Queens shows begins Jan. 14. Tickets for the rest of the dates go on sale to the general public Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. All times local. Visit TomPetty.com for more information.