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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers roll into Little Rock

Submitted by Matt Johnson on April 22, 2012 – 4:03 am6 Comments

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers brought their travelling road show to Central Arkansas on Saturday, April 21, at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock on Saturday, April 21. Photo by Matt Johnson.

Getting their start in 1976, the band is known for such hits as “Refugee” and “Don’t Do Me Like That.” Petty told the lively crowd this was the band’s first visit to Arkansas.

The North American leg of the tour ends on May 5 in Austin, Texas.

According to the band’s website, they will embark on their first tour of Europe in 20 years, beginning with a June 7 show at the O2 Arena in Dublin.  The tour wraps up on June 30 in Germany.

The band opened the show with “Listen to your Heart” off the band’s second album, “Now You’re Gonna Get It!”  The concert was a sell out, according to Verizon Arena officials, with 14,138 in attendance.

Tom Petty plays guitar on "I Won't Back Down" during the band's concert at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock on April 21. Photo by Matt Johnson

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