Apple Sauce: Petty, Lowe set area dates
By Ken Schlager
Herald Statesman - February 6, 1983
Here's big news for rock fans: Tickets will be going on sale within the next 10 days for a pair of area shows starring Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. And just to sweeten the dates, British popsters Nick Lowe and Paul Carrack will be appearing with their band as the opening act. The dates to remember are March 31 at the Nassau Coliseum and April 1 at the Byrne Meadowlands Arena. The Petty-Lowe-Carrack tour hit the road last week in Houston and will continue through the south and east at least until an April 2 date in Philadelphia. A western swing in April is still in the planning stage. Petty's band includes a new bassist, Howie Epstein, who also appears on the latest Petty LP, "Long After Dark." Lowe and Carrack are traveling with the same three-man back-up crew that joined them for their North American wanderings last year. The group also appears on a new Nick LP, "The Abominable Snowman," due in local stores in early March.