Tom Petty Dead At 66

Tom Petty has sadly passed away at the age of 66. The rock legend was found unconscious, unable to breath, and in full cardiac arrest at his Mailbu, CA home last night (October 1). EMTs rushed him to the hospital, but he was taken off life support after no brain activity was detected. Petty died today at 8:40 p.m. PT. R.I.P.

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers manager Tony Dimitriades commented:

“On behalf of the Tom Petty family. We are devastated to announce the untimely death of of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”

[via latimes.com]

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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Announce 40th Anniversary Tour With Joe Walsh

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers have announced their 40th anniversary tour. Joe Walsh (Eagles) will serve as support on most dates.

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Tour Dates:

4/20 Oklahoma City, Okla. – Chesapeake Energy Center*
4/22 Dallas, Texas – American Airlines Arena*
4/23 Little Rock, Ark. – Verizon Wireless Arena*
4/25 Nashville, Tenn. – Bridgestone Arena*
4/27 Atlanta, Ga. – Philips Arena*
4/29 Houston – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
5/02 Austin, Texas – Frank Erwin Center
5/05 West Palm Beach, Fla. – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre*
5/06 Tampa, Fla. – Amalie Arena*
5/08 Memphis, Tenn. – Fedex Forum*
5/12 St. Louis – Scottrade Center*
5/13 Indianapolis, Ind. – Klipsch Music Center*
5/29-30 Morrison, Colo. – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
6/02 Kansas City, Mo. – Sprint Center*
6/03 St. Paul, Minn. – Xcel Energy Center*
6/05 Des Moines, Iowa – Wells Fargo Arena*
6/07 Columbus, Ohio – Schottenstein Center*
6/09 Pittsburgh – PPG Paints Arena*
6/10 Cleveland – Quicken Loans Arena*
6/12 Cincinnati – US Bank Arena*
6/14 Hartford, Conn. – Xfinity Theatre*
6/16 Newark, N.J. – Prudential Center*
6/17 Hunter Mountain, N.Y. – Mountain Jam Festival
6/29 Chicago – Wrigley Field
7/01 Philadelphia – Wells Fargo Arena
7/02 Canandaigua, N.Y. – CMAC Performing Arts Center
7/05-06: Milwaukee, Wis. – Summerfest
7/18 Clarkston, Mich. – DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/20 Boston – TD Garden
7/23 Baltimore – Royal Farms Arena
7/26-27 Queens, N.Y. – Forest Hills Stadium

* with Joe Walsh