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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Announce 2012 Touring

North American Dates Include Headlining Show at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

European Tour Is Their First In 20 Years and Includes Headlining Show at The Isle of Wight Festival


Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are excited to announce a series of North American concerts in 2012 prior to embarking on their first tour of Europe in 20 years.

The North American tour includes the band’s first ever show at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival where they will headline the first weekend of the annual event on Saturday, April 28.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will also perform in the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia for the first time. The band will play in St. John’s, NL on June 3 and in Halifax, NS on a date to be announced shortly.

Following the Canadian dates, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will head to Europe for a tour which includes their already announced headlining performance at the Isle of Wight Festival on June 22. Shows in Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Switzerland, France, and Italy are currently included on the itinerary.

Tom Petty will be live on Twitter @TomPetty Thursday December 15 at 2:30pm PT to chat with the fans and answer questions for one hour. More details can be found at TomPetty.com.

US ticket onsale information will be announced soon. Visit the TomPetty.com Tour Page now for Canadian and European ticket onsale information.

Special guest information will be announced soon.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 2012 Tour Dates

April 19

1st Bank Center, Broomfield, CO

April 21

Verizon Arena, Little Rock, AR

April 24

Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM

April 26

INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, KS

April 28

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA

April 29

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA

May 1

Germain Arena, Estero, FL

May 3

Amway Center, Orlando, FL

May 5

Frank Irwin Center, Austin, TX

June 3

Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

June 7

02 Arena, Dublin, IR

June 8

The Marquee, Cork, IR

June 10

02 World, Hamburg, GER

June 12

Open Air, Horsens, DK

June 14

The Globe, Stockholm, SWE

June 15

Norwegian Wood Festival, Oslo, NO

June 22

Isle of Wight Festival, UK

June 24

Hallenstadion, Zurich, SWI

June 25

Lanxess Arena, Cologne, GER

June 27

Grand Rex, Paris, FR

June 29

Piazza Napoleone, Lucca, IT

June 30

SAP Arena, Mannheim, GER

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