Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Steve Winwood
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are an internationally known rock and roll phenomenon. The band’s music is guitar driven and their lyrics are simple and direct, but emotionally charged with stories of American dreamers. The band’s music can incorporate hard rock and melodic pop with equal proficiency.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers came into formation in 1976 and gained prominence as one of the leading actors in the heartland rock movement of the late seventies. Their singles like American Girl, The Waiting, Blue Fly and Mary Jane’s Last Dance, earned the band legions of fans and commercial success worldwide.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released their self-titled debut album in 1976. It climbed on the UK and US charts and went on to be certified gold. Their single, Breakdown, made it to the Top 40 in the US and kick started the group’s journey to success. Since their inception, the band has sold more than eighty million records around the globe. Almost four decades and sixteen albums later, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers recently released their latest album, “Hypnotic Eye”, in July this year.
Steve Winwood is a two-time Grammy Award winning artist. His music transcends the boundaries of any single genre and includes jazz, pop rock, R&B, blue-eyed soul and blues rock. In addition to singing and songwriting, Steve is also a skilled multi-instrumentalist and plays keyboards, drums, guitars, violin, mandolin and bass guitar.
Steve Winwood had been a part of several musical groups, including Traffic, Blind Faith, and Go. His solo career has also been equally fruitful, thanks to his distinctive music abilities and knack for producing quality music.
Steve’s music career began when he was still a school boy. He used to back blues singers like John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters with his Hammond B-3 Organ. In his early teens he joined the band Spencer Davis Group and drew attention for his high tenor singing voice and distinctive vocal style. Winwood is known for his association with Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse band, as well as for forming with notable groups like Blind Faith and Traffic.
Steve Winwood began his solo career with a self-titled album in 1977. It was moderately successful and reached number twenty-two on the Billboard 200 chart. His breakthrough came with his second album, “Arc of a Diver”, in 1980. The album became a smashing hit and also produced the single, While You See a Chance. His 1986 album, “Back in the High Life,” took his success graph further and spawned his first Billboard Hot 100 chart topping song, Higher Love. His latest studio album was “Nine Lives,” which came out in 2008 and debuted at number twelve on the Billboard 200.
The upcoming concert featuring Steve Winwood alongside Tom Perry and the Heartbreakers promises to keep the audiences on their feet throughout the length of the performance. Get Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers & Steve Winwood tickets and become part of this fun filled extravaganza.