Local & Regional
Wed June 9, 2010
BOK Birthday Bash
By KWGS News
Tulsa, OK – Live Nation announced today that Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers BOK Center date has now been confirmed as the venue's second anniversary concert. After months of negotiation the September 22nd date has officially been added as a stop on their 2010 North American tour. Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 19th at 10 a.m.
BOK Center John Bolton said, "Announcing Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers as our second
anniversary show is very exciting for us. It's another legendary band to continue the tradition of A-list
entertainment at the BOK Center."
The 2010 North American tour which follows the release of Mojo, their first studio album in eight years is produced by Live Nation and will take the band through a mix of top arenas and amphitheaters across the US and Canada.
Mojo is a fiery statement from a band that is making some of their most exciting music over three decades into their career. "Good Enough" from the new album is now available for streaming at the revamped TOMPETTY.com. More details on the new album to follow soon.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers 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. The band's sold-out 2008 tour was the biggest of their career and came right after the band's acclaimed Super Bowl XLII halftime performance with a worldwide audience of nearly a billion people. The 2009 release of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' career spanning Live Anthology garnered glowing reviews including a rave four and a half stars from Rolling Stone. The 2007 release of the Peter Bogdanovich-directed documentary Runnin' Down A Dream earned a Grammy award and established the Heartbreakers' story as a striking embodiment of the American Dream.
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS released their debut album in 1976. They have since sold more than 60 million records. Between the Heartbreakers' recordings and his solo work, Tom Petty has received 18 Grammy nominations and been honored with lifetime achievement awards including Billboard's Century Award, MTV's Video Vanguard Award, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Tom Petty, with the Heartbreakers at his side, has become a rock and roll icon lauded by fellow musicians and music lovers worldwide. Tom Petty's Sirius/XM radio show, Tom Petty's Buried Treasure, 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.