tompetty385x216 On the Road with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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There aren’t many artists like [lastfm]Tom Petty[/lastfm], a true rock and roll veteran who has been a regular on the rock charts since his 1977 hit “Breakdown.” Petty’s spent most of the past few decades fronting his powerhouse band the Heartbreakers, but he’s also recorded as part of [lastfm]the Traveling Wilburys[/lastfm] and, more recently, even revived his very first band, [lastfm]Mudcrutch[/lastfm].

Petty and the Heartbreakers are back on the road this summer in support of Mojo, Petty’s 12th studio album, released this past June.

We’re proud to kick off our On The Road series with Petty and the Heartbreakers during one of their first stops on the Mojo tour. Watch as we visit with members of the production crew while they were prepping for the night’s show at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.

Exclusive behind-the-scenes Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tour video after the jump!

In our exclusive video below, members of the [lastfm]Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers[/lastfm] production crew reveal what it takes to put on a monster rock and roll arena show. And of course, don’t miss some exclusive Tom Petty concert footage, shot on site in Oakland!

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* See all Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tour dates. Opening acts on various stops include [lastfm]Drive-By Truckers[/lastfm], [lastfm]Buddy Guy[/lastfm], [lastfm]My Morning Jacket[/lastfm], [lastfm]Crosby, Stills & Nash[/lastfm], and [lastfm]ZZ Top[/lastfm].

* Listen to Tom Petty Radio on

Read On the Road for more information about Tom Petty and other summer tours!

  1. Terri says:

    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are simply the best. So talented, & Tom is just so damn gorgeous! Cannot wait to see them in Oct.! :o)

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