Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Lenny Kravitz, The Killers, Post Malone, and more will be celebrating the late Tom Petty’s 70th birthday with a virtual festival on October 23. The event will stream live on Petty’s website starting at 7PM EST. Other performances will also air on Sirius XM’s Tom Petty Radio at 4:30PM EST.
The following statement was posted on tompetty.com:
“For the first time ever, the Petty estate is working alongside fans and engaging with the music community to celebrate and pay tribute to Tom Petty. In 2017, the first annual Tom Petty Birthday Bash debuted in Tom’s hometown of Gainesville, FL. Fans gathered for the free, six-hour show of all Petty tunes, performed in the legendary musician’s honor. The celebration has grown into a fully-fledged music festival featuring local as well as national acts, with fans traveling across the country to celebrate the life and legacy of Tom Petty.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s special Tom Petty Birthday Bash, honoring what would have been his 70th birthday (today), will be held virtually on Friday, October 23 with 5 hours of performances, testimonials and tributes to Tom from friends and fans including Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapleton, Post Malone, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Norah Jones, The Raconteurs, Jason Isbell, a very special performance by Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench and many more.”