Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are the latest act to join British Summer Time Hyde Park in 2017.
Billed as their only European date of the year, the 9 July gig is part of the iconic US band’s 40th anniversary tour and just the second time they’ve come to the UK in 18 years. The group, whose 1976 debut self-titled album featured the massive hit ‘American Girl’, last visited London in 2012 when they performed two sold-out shows at the Royal Albert Hall.
Featuring frontman Tom Petty, guitarist Mike Campbell, keyboard player Benmont Tench, bassist Ron Blair, drummer Steve Ferrone, and Scott Thurston on harmonica and guitar, the band will be supported at Hyde Park by Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks and Grammy-nominated American folk-rock trio The Lumineers.
Thanks to hits like ‘Learning to Fly’, ‘Refugee’, and ‘Mary Jane’s Last Dance’, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have sold over 60 million records and been inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.
Tickets to their 2017 British Summer Time Hyde Park appearance go on sale on 16 December.