He actually also reformed hi pre-Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch in 2007 and they are set to release a new album this year.
Tom is a great advocate of artistic freedom in rock, railing against the corporatisation of rock and the demise of independent radio stations (we are still alive, Tom !).
Tom Petty and Heartbreakers are set to join Steve Winwood (Blind Faith, Traffic) for a Summer Tour in the US this year, starting in May and finishing in August. This will be abit of a surprise for his fans, given that his 2006 tour was billed as his last.
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