The Petty Archives

Rocker Tom Petty taking a tour breather
Reading Eagle - June 14, 1995

LOS ANGELES -- Rocker Tom Petty starts a "Wildflowers" tour break today, after performing concerts in some 52 cities. But Petty, who resumes touring Aug. 10 in Salt Lake City, won't be idle during the breather.

He and his Heartbreakers plan to put in some work on a big career-retrospective box set they'll come out with in December.

Petty's got to be feeling pretty high from his latest concert dates. His two sold-out Hollywood Bowl performances over the weekend brought a diverse crop of celebrities to listen and schmooze at the postconcert parties.

Success tastes especially sweet to Petty when he's in the Hollywood area; he used to live near the Bowl in his struggling days. As one Petty associate put it, "It was a short walk, but a long road."