Tom Petty Free Fallin' to Dallas

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All the old big guns seem to be on the road. We just had Billy Joel and Van Halen and now we're expecting Bruce Springsteen. AEG Live just sent out word that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are heading this way as well.

Petty will be free fallin' his way to the American Airlines Center, Wednesday, August 27, with Steve Winwood as the special guest (a.k.a. opener). Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, February 4. You'll probably want to pick them up after watching his halftime show at the Super Bowl the day before. Unless he has a wardrobe malfunction, in which case, he might be hard to watch.

Tom Petty goes Cloverfield-like in this home video of his 2006 show here. Provide your own barf bag. -- Rich Lopez

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