Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will return to thecomfortable surroundings of the Fillmore in San Francisco to preview materialfrom its upcoming album, “Echo,” during a multi-night stand set for earlyMarch.
The Fillmore was also the site of a 20-show stint by Petty and the Heartbreakers’in January and February of 1997, which ended with a 3 hour show that wassimulcast on both the radio and Internet.
Rick Rubin was again on-hand to produce the new record, having served the samecapacity for Petty’s 1994 solo album, “Wildflowers,” as well as theHeartbreakers-backed soundtrack to the Edward Burns flick, “She’s the One.”
Petty’s last major project was also film-related, as he was cast as the BridgeCity mayor in Kevin Costner’s 1997 big-budget flop, “The Postman.”
Petty and his merry gang of Heartbreakers are set to take the Fillmore stage onMarch 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15 and 16, while the new album, “Echo,” is due in storeson April 13.