The Petty Archives

The Red & Black - July 11, 1985

The Omni -- July 11: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Though it seems that his last two albums haven't been quite up to scratch, Petty onstage always pleases due to the hit-after-hit nature of his shows. ("Refugee," "American Girl," "I Need to Know," etc.) Lone Justice opens. This Los Angeles outfit has hit the charts recently with the Petty-penned "Ways to be Wicked." Singer Maria McKee has a great voice, though her band lacts true country conviction. Despite that minor shortcoming, this should be a show worth seeing if you don't have to sit too high in the cavernous Omni.