Tom Petty, Heartbreakers Extend Tour Into Fall

Extra dates added to continue successful outing, revisit cities where previous concerts sold out.

Rock veterans Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have added more dates to

their current U.S. tour, extending the jaunt into the fall.

The tour, which began June 14th in Grand Rapids, Mich., and was slated

to end Aug. 13th in Irvine, Calif., now will end Oct. 16 in Los Angeles.

According to tour publicists, extra dates were added to continue what

has been a successful outing and to revisit several cities — including

Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas and Los Angeles — where

earlier concerts sold out.

Petty is touring behind his emotional new album, Echo, released

in April. Among its tracks are "Free Girl Now" (RealAudio

excerpt) and the current video and single "Swingin" (RealAudio


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' added dates:

Sept. 13–14; Morrison, Colo.; Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Sept. 16; Dallas, Texas; Starplex Amphitheatre

Sept. 17; Austin, Texas; Frank Erwin Center

Sept. 19; Houston, Texas; Woodlands

Sept. 21; Tampa, Fla.; Ice Palace

Sept. 22; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Coral Sky Pavilion

Sept. 24; Atlanta, Ga.; Lakewood Amphitheatre

Sept. 25; Charlotte, N.C.; Blockbuster Pavilion

Sept. 28; Greenville, S.C.; Bi-Lo Center

Sept. 29; Raleigh, N.C.; Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

Oct. 1; Philadelphia, Pa.; First Union Center

Oct. 2; Virginia Beach, Va.; Virginia Beach Amphitheatre

Oct. 4; Columbia, Md.; Merriweather Post Pavilion

Oct. 6; Bloomington, Ind.; Assembly Hall at Indiana University

Oct. 7; Chicago, Ill.; United Center

Oct. 9; Detroit, Mich.; The Palace

Oct. 11; Moline, Ill.; Mark of the Quad

Oct. 12; Madison, Wis.; Kohl Center

Oct. 15; Las Vegas, Nev.; MGM Grand Garden Arena

Oct. 16; Los Angeles, Calif.; Hollywood Bowl