First British show in over a decade

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are set to play a one off date at the Royal Albert Hall.

One of America's truly great songwriters, Tom Petty has a back catalogue which can stare eyeball to eyeball with any contemporary you care to name. So why is the artist so reluctant to play the UK?

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have not set foot on British soil in 13 years, seemingly content to criss-cross their way across the United States. Confirming a headline slot at the Isle of Wight this summer, the band will break their duck in style after adding a one off headline show to their schedule.

London's historic Royal Albert Hall is set to play host to the first British concert by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers for more than a decade. Taking place on June 20th, the show ends a thirteen year wait by British fans: in that time, Petty has set foot on British soil only once - to perform at a George Harrison tribute concert.

Tickets for the one off show will be in high demand, with members of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ Highway Companions Club able to take part in a ticket pre-sale from tomorrow morning (January 17th).

For everyone else, tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday (January 20th). Watch a vintage performance below, with full details after the jump:

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are set to play the following show:

20 London Royal Albert Hall

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