40th Anniversary Concert Spotlight: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

 

 

 

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers hit the Gorge on August 15

The band’s upcoming album Hypnotic Eye will be out July 29

Bio: Good rock ‘n’ roll from Gainesville, Florida? It seems impossible, yes, but Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have found a way to execute greatness and still be from Florida.

The dudes were one of the bands on the forefront of the heartland rock movement alongside the Boss and Bob Seger — who all boomed in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Tom Petty and company have sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time. The number is sure to increase this summer when the boys release Hypnotic Eye, the first LP since 2010’s Mojo.

Current Members: Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Ron Blair, Scott Thurston, Steve Ferrone

Beatnik Song Request: It’s a “solo” Tom Petty song, but I am a sucker for good slide guitar. Mike Campbell, you done good.

 

 

To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we’re giving away ten pairs of concert tickets to one winner each week. Each weekly winner will get to see every essential classic rock concert this summer. Each week, we pick an “Artist of the Week”. Anytime that artist is played on KZOK, caller #40 at 1-800-252-1025 wins a the t-shirt and is qualified for the weekly drawing. We will have up to 5 qualifiers each day, Monday-Friday. Then Stacy Ireland will announce a winner each Friday at 5 pm.

Please read the official rules for the “40th Anniversary Ticket Contest” here

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