Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers coming to the Northwest in August

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS announced this week their 2014 North American tour and the July 29th release of their first new studio album in four years on Reprise Records, Hypnotic Eye. The tour, featuring very special guest Steve Winwood, will begin in San Diego, CA on August 3rd. The tour includes already announced headline performances at San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival and at the Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, VA. On Labor Day weekend, for the first time ever, the band will also perform at Boston’s Fenway Park.

tompetty and mikecampbellTom Petty and The Heartbreakers will play the Moda Center in Portland on Aug. 12, Pepsi Live at Rogers… in Vancouver B.C. on Aug. 14 and the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington on August 15.

Every 2014 Tour ticket will include Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ highly anticipated new album, Hypnotic Eye.

Hypnotic Eye was recently described by Rolling Stone magazine as “maximum rock & roll” and “a decisive return to the concise Sixties-rock classicism of his first great New Wave era albums.” Check out the album and tour announcement video for a preview:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WldcdTMc0_8

Tickets will go on sale Saturday, May 31st at 10am at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone at 1-800-945-3000.

Members of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ Highway Companions Fan Club will be able to participate in special ticket presales. Members will also receive a CD copy of Hypnotic Eye plus a digital copy of an exclusive new live album, Live 2013, that features eleven tracks recorded during the Heartbreakers’ 2013 Theatre residencies in New York and Los Angeles, plus tracks recorded at the most recent Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival – all hand-picked by Tom Petty. For more information on the Highway Companions Club, please visitHighwayCompanions.com.

For more information on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers plus details of their new album Hypnotic Eye and upcoming North American tour, please visit www.tompetty.com.

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS released their debut album in 1976 and have since sold over 60 million records. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, their first year of eligibility, and in recent years have continued to build on their already legendary success. Their concerts are celebrated by fans and critics alike and their music has influenced numerous young bands and writers around the world.  Between the Heartbreakers’ recordings, his solo work and his membership in The Traveling Wilburys along with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty has received 18 Grammy nominations and been honored with lifetime achievement awards including Billboard’s Century Award, ASCAP’s Founders Award, MTV’s Video Vanguard Award. Tom Petty’s SiriusXM radio show, Tom Petty’s Buried Treasure, now in its eighth season, is one of the most beloved and popular shows on satellite radio. It features Tom Petty spinning favorite tunes from his extensive private music collection. Tom Petty, with the Heartbreakers at his side, has become a rock and roll icon lauded by fellow musicians and music lovers worldwide.

Beginning with The Spencer Davis Group at age 15, extending through Traffic and Blind Faith to a landmark Grammy-award winning solo career, STEVE WINWOOD has remained a primary figure in rock ‘n’ roll for more than five decades. He is a respected innovator who has helped to create some of the genre’s most celebrated achievements. As a multi instrumentalist with unmistakable vocals, he continues to deliver inspirational performances of his diverse catalog.

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Shawn Skager is just an everyday joe like you, who loves music and is lucky enough to be able to write about it. When he's not enjoying long walks on the beach, getting caught in the rain, pina coladas and cheesy 70s music by guys named Rupert, Shawn can usually be found in the Northwest Convergence Zone radio studio doing either the Northwest Music Scene radio show or the Hooligan Honky Tonk Radio Hour. And just for the record, Shawn believes that Rush's exclusion from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Hank Williams Sr.'s exclusion from the Grand Ol' Opry are crimes against humanity.