Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have just announced plans for an upcoming 2017 40th Anniversary Tour, to celebrate their first record hitting the shelves. The tour is slated to launch on April 20 and will hit a mixture of arenas, stadiums and festivals before wrapping up in late-July. Tickets to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 2017 are on sale now.
The 40th Anniversary Tour will span for 33 dates with original members excluding drummer Stan Lynch, who left the group back in 1994, and Petty hints that this tour may be their last big one. Although having no plans to stop completely, their routes may be significantly smaller and emanate from more intimate venues. For now, a spot to see them out on the road next year is in high demand, according to data provided by TicketIQ, as tickets are currently averaging $246 on the secondary market.
Their route will begin on April 20 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the Chesapeake Energy Center, where tickets are averaging $216 and the cheapest ticket can be found for $65. Two of the most in-demand stops will be at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, where the band will play for two nights on May 29 and 30. Here, tickets can be found for as high as $517 and as low as $238.
Another two-night stop will be for next year's Summerfest Music Festival held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Marcus Marcus Amphitheater. Tickets for both nights are averaging $244, with a get-in ticket clocking in at $73. They will round out their route with a stop at the TD Garden in Boston on July 20, where tickets can be found for as low as $98.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will be joined by either Joe Walsh or Chris Stapleton as direct support throughout the tour. After a three-year hiatus from being out on the road, their longest break in 25 years, the band plans to perform music from their 13 records and Tom Petty's three solo albums.