Tom Petty’s legacy will be honored with a five-hour Tom Petty Birthday Bash special, celebrating what would have been the rock icon’s 70th birthday.
The digital event takes place Friday, October 23 and features performances, testimonials and tributes to Tom from friends and fans including Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapleton, Post Malone, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Norah Jones, The Raconteurs, Jason Isbell and many more. Festivities kick off at 4:30PM ET as the Petty estate teams up with Amazon Music to stream the live event.
Petty’s 70th Birthday Bash will focus on raising awareness for Save Our Stages (NIVA) — whose mission is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States
Since 2017, fans have paid tribute to one of rock’s most beloved artists with the annual Petty Birthday Bash.
The celebration grew into a full-fledged music festival but health concerns about the coronavirus relocated the event to a digital space.
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Tom’s memory lives on through his iconic music. Just last week, the estate released a remastered version of Petty’s 1994 iconic solo album, Wildflowers & All The Rest. The deluxe box set includes live performances of the album’s original songs, including 16 studio recordings of alternate takes from the original sessions.
Tom always viewed the reissue with passion and often hinted at pulling the project’s trigger. During a 2014 interview with Rolling Stone he looked back on its influence on his career. “I broke through to something else. My personal life came crashing down, and it derailed me for a while. But I was at the top of my game during that record.”