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Stamford's Avon Theatre Dedicates Show To Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

The band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will be the subject of a program Oct. 24 at the Avon Theatre.
The band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will be the subject of a program Oct. 24 at the Avon Theatre. Photo Credit: Avon Theatre Facebook page

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Classic rock icons Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will be the subject of a program at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Avon Theatre.

The movie will show rare clips of the band from the 1970s and '80s. The sources of the clips for this show will be promos, films and videos of live concerts, studio rehearsals and television appearances. It's being hosted by music archivist Bill Shelley.

Ticket prices are free for Carte Blanche Members, $6 for members, $8 for students and seniors and $11 for non-members. Call the Avon business office at 203-661-0321 or the box office at 203-967-3660, Ext. 2 for tickets.

Tom Petty, Mike Cambell, Benchmont Tench, Ron Blair and Stan Lynch formed Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 1976. Since then, the group has had a number of hits, with a lead singer whose voice reminds one of Dylan and a slide guitar worthy of any Southern blues band. Their hit songs include “Breakdown,” “American Girl,” “Refugee,” “Don’t Do Me Like That,” and "The Waiting."

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