Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are a special kind of band. A band that sustained a decades-long career while never compromising to industry trends. Together for over 40 years, they scored iconic rock n’ roll hits in each one of those decades, earned 18 Grammy nominations and entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
‘Learning To Fly’ – A Celebration of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers is set to be a Melbourne celebration of all things Petty, performed by some true fans. Josh Owen, Dan Lethbridge, Rick Plant, Ben Wiesner and Jethro Pickett have played with the likes of James Reyne, Buddy Miller, Missy Higgins, Glenn Richards, The Audreys and more. Together they will back some of Melbourne’s finest in Nick Barker, Rebecca Barnard, Sal Kimber, Rob Craw (Huxton Creepers) and more.
Tom Petty will be remembered as an extraordinary singer, songwriter, and band leader. His career included hugely successful solo albums and time as a Travelling Wilbury, while always returning to the Heartbreakers as the place he called home. All the while the band continued to spread their wings and together, they recorded 13 albums, along with collaborations with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Johnny Cash.