The Petty Archives

Heartbreakers take a break
By Bill DeYoung
Gainesville Sun - April 22, 1983

Michael Campbell, lead guitarist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, says the band had to postpone a few California shows this week because Petty had overextended his voice again, and was instructed to take some time off. The dates have been rescheduled for next week, and Campbell says the band is looking forward to a short break, after the postponed shows. Then it'll be on the road again, for a Rocky Mountain swing that'll take them through mid-summer. "Then we'll really get to rest," he says, adding that the Heartbreakers' vacation plans include a new single and video (probably "Wasted Life," which Campbell says is Petty's favorite song on "Long After Dark") and a possible live album in time for Christmas.