Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Plot 40th Anniversary Tour

Joe Walsh to open most dates, Chris Stapleton to play select shows

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a sprawling U.S. tour with Joe Walsh and Chris Stapleton on select dates. Credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will embark on a lengthy U.S. tour this spring to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album.

The 30-city trek kicks off April 20th at the Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma and wraps with a two-night stand at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York, July 26th and 27th. Joe Walsh will serve as opener for most of the tour, while Chris Stapleton will perform at a June 29th gig at Wrigley Field in Chicago and two shows at Milwaukee's Summerfest on July 5th and 6th.

Tickets for most shows will go on sale December 16th at 10 a.m. local time (Petty's Forest Hills show will go on sale Saturday, January 14th). Pre-sale for members of the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Highway Companions Club begins December 14th at 10 a.m. local time.

Petty first announced the tour Thursday night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in a bit that found Fallon questioning just how "live" Petty's live announcement really was.

Petty and the Heartbreakers are also celebrating the 40th anniversary of their 1976 debut with two companion box sets featuring all of their studio albums on 180-gram vinyl. The sets are out today, December 9th, and include several LPs that have been out of print on vinyl for years. Most of the records were also re-mastered for the release. Both sets are available on Petty's website.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 40th Anniversary Tour

April 20 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Center*
April 22 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena*
April 23 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Wireless Arena*
April 25 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgesone Arena*
April 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena*
April 29 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
May 2 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center*
May 5 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre*
May 6 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena*
May 8 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum*
May 10 - Champaign, IL @ StateFarm Center*
May 12 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center*
May 13 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center*
May 29 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 30 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 2 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center*
June 3 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center*
June 5 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena*
June 7 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center*
June 9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena*
June 10 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
June 12 – Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena*
June 14 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre*
June 16 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center*
June 17 – Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam Festival
June 29 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field**
July 1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena
July 2 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC Performing Arts Center
July 5 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Marcus Amphitheater, Summerfest**
July 6 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Marcus Amphitheater- Summerfest**
July 15 - Toronto, ONT @ Air Canada Center
July 18 – Clarkson, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 20 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
July 23 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
July 26 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
July 27 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium

* With Joe Walsh
** With Chris Stapleton