The Petty Archives

Dylan-Petty show promises great music
The Spokesman-Review - April 14, 1986

Bob Dylan will perform in 22 U.S. cities this summer with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers during a tour that will begin in San Diego June 9 and end in Philadelphia on July 19. The pop music icon, who toured Japan, New Zealand and Australia this year, announced the plans last week in Hollywood and said that The Grateful Dead would also perform at stops in Minneapolis, Akron, Ohio; Buffalo and Washington.

Asked if he were going to be Jewish or Christian on the tour, the born-again, off-again Dylan said, "I'm Jewish only when I have to be." He said he'd "be Christian ... part of the time." Why is he touring with the Heartbreakers? "We just felt like it," said Dylan. Said Petty: "Money."