FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/LATHUM NELSON
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS
TO PRESENT NEW ALBUM ‘THE LAST DJ’ LIVE IN CONCERT;
EVENT WILL BE BROADCAST NATIONWIDE TO MOVIE THEATERS
AND RADIO STATIONS;
‘THE LAST DJ’ WILL BE RELEASED AS AN ENHANCED CD OCTOBER 8;
A SECOND CONFIGURATION FEATURING ‘THE LAST DJ SESSIONS’ DVD WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE
One week after the October 8 release of their new album THE LAST DJ
(Warner Bros.), TOM PETTY and the HEARTBREAKERS will perform two very
special concerts Tuesday, October 15 and Wednesday, October 16 at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles. The band will perform the new album in its entirety with an orchestra at this one-time-only event. The October 15 show will be transmitted live via satellite to movie theaters in 36 cities across America and to over 125 radio stations in US and Canada at 7:30 PM PT/10:30 PM ET. The radio broadcast will be preceded by a 30-minute pre-show. Movie theater tickets will be available through radio stations presenting the event in each city and a limited number will be available for sale through participating ticket agencies. For information on purchasing advance tickets and a list of theaters, cities, and participating radio stations visit tompetty.com.
THE LAST DJ will be released in two configurations. The regular CD package will be enhanced with footage of filmed studio performances of two songs from the album–the title track, “The Last DJ” and “Have Love Will Travel”–accessible though fans’ computers. Also available will be a separately priced limited edition package containing both the enhanced CD and a DVD featuring “The Last DJ Studio Sessions.” The 38 minute DVD offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the new album, with studio footage of performances, interviews and documentary footage from THE LAST DJ recording sessions.
Look for TOM PETTY and the HEARTBREAKERS to perform new songs from their album Friday, October 4 on The Today Show live from Rockefeller Plaza and to make further TV appearances as follows: Monday, October 7 on the Late Show with David Letterman, Tuesday, October 8 on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. On Sunday, November 10, PETTY will guest star in the season-opening episode of The Simpsons. On Wednesday, November 13, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.