Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights)

Jun 14, 2006 at 4:00 am
Celebrating 30 years in the music biz and the impending release of a third solo album, Highway Companion, Tom Petty and his band of Heartbreakers return for what's rumored to be their final summer of rocking amphitheater-size venues. Expect the host of XM Radio's Buried Treasure and proponent of freefallers everywhere to pack his sets with classics — ranging from "American Girl" and "Refugee" to "Mary Jane's Last Dance" and "You Don't Know How It Feels" — and to debut spanking-new numbers from Companion. The follow-up to 1994's Wildflowers is due out July 25 and is filled with sparse, focused road songs produced by ex-Electric Light Orchestra vocalist and fellow Traveling Wilbury Jeff Lynne.