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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers celebrate 40 years with Austin concert

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers celebrate 40 years with Austin concert

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in concert
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are coming to Austin in 2017. Photo by Joel Bernstein

Iconic band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will come to Austin as part of their 40th Anniversary Tour in 2017, stopping at Frank Erwin Center May 2.

The North American tour starts in Oklahoma City on April 20. The tour, which includes 31 cities so far, will include two other Texas stops: Dallas on April 22 and Houston on April 29. 

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released their self-titled debut album in 1976. Forty years later, they've released 13 albums together, including 2014's Hypnotic Eye

To further commemorate the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album, the group has released two companion vinyl box sets featuring their entire studio album repertoire. All LPs in the limited-edition box sets have been pressed on 180-gram vinyl with replica artwork. Several of these albums have been out of print on vinyl for years and most albums have been remastered for this release.

Tickets for the Austin show will go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 16, at 10 am through TexasBoxOffice.com. Special pre-sales for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Highway Companions Club members will begin Wednesday, December 14.