The Petty Archives

Petty couldn't refuse playing Super Bowl
Youngstown Vindicator - January 25, 2008

NEW YORK -- Tom Petty says he's not much of a football fan, but playing the Super Bowl halftime show was an offer he couldn't refuse. "The most significant thing about it is the people watching worldwide ... it's probably the biggest audience you can have, I would imagine," the 57-year-old singer told The Associated Press. "It's quite an honor to be asked; if you look at the people who have done it, it's a very elite crowd ... it's a great opportunity to play for the whole world at once," Petty said.

Tickets for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' North American tour go on sale the day after their Feb. 3 performance at the Super Bowl halftime in Glendale, Ariz. Steve Winwood is slated to be the special opening act.