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Tom Petty to Visit Riverbend

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS
with special guest STEVE WINWOOD

Riverbend Music Center - July 8, 2008

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 AT 10AM

Cincinnati, OH - Live Nation presents Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers with special guest Steve Winwood at Riverbend Music Center on Tuesday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers are preparing for the biggest show in live entertainment, the Super Bowl XLII Halftime Show, which will be broadcast live on FOX Sunday, February 3. All tour tickets, with a few exceptions will go on sale February 4th, the day after the Super Bowl festivities. Watched by nearly 140 million people in the U.S. and one billion in 230 countries and territories worldwide, the Halftime Show will give the world a preview of the legendary live act that will storm the U.S. and Canada in a few short months.

The 2008 summer tour follows on the heels of a remarkable few years in which Tom and the Heartbreakers have gone from strength to strength. The band's sold-out thirtieth anniversary tour was the biggest of their career. The Peter Bogdanovich-directed documentary Runnin' Down A Dream, a commercial and critical success for the band, established the Heartbreakers' story as a striking embodiment of the American Dream. After the film premiered at the 2007 New York Film Festival, audiences worldwide saw the Heartbreakers' story of triumph both in theaters and at home. With the massive Super Bowl Halftime Show taking the momentum one notch higher, the summer tour promises to be a further affirmation that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are indeed one of the best live bands in the business. As in past years, the Heartbreakers will travel with a very special, handpicked support act. This summer tour continues the tradition of great musical packages, with legend Steve Winwood opening every show.

Steve Winwood has logged one of the most esteemed careers of the rock era, spanning more than 40 years. As a solo artist and as a member of such celebrated bands as the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith, Winwood has established himself as nothing short of a musical force, with chart-topping and platinum-selling albums, numerous Grammy awards, and collaborations with everyone from George Harrison and Jimi Hendrix to Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. Steve Winwood has truly done it all.

Tickets for Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers [$95.00 & $65.00 Reserved Pavilion and $29.50 General Admission Lawn] go on sale at 10 a.m., Monday, February 4 at all Ticketmaster outlets including select Kroger stores. Charge by phone in Cincinnati at (513) 562-4949, in Dayton at (937) 228-2323, in Lexington at (859) 281-6644 and in Louisville at (502) 361-3100, order on-line at Riverbend.org, Livenation.com, and Ticketmaster.com. All tickets include parking and are subject to applicable service charges and $2 day of show increase. All dates, times and artists are subject to change without notice. All events rain or shine.

For more information on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers visit www.tompetty.com

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