An all-star group of rockers will pay homage to the late Tom Petty during an Oct. 23 virtual birthday bash featuring sets and tributes honoring what would have been the rock icon’s 70th bday.
Because of the pandemic, the annual Tom Petty Birthday Bash gathering to honor the late Heartbreakers leader — who died in Dec. 2017 of an accidental drug overdose — will unfold in two events on SiriusXM radio and Amazon Music’s Twitch channel.
According to a release announcing the five-hour event, it will feature performances, testimonials and tributes to Petty from friends and fans such as Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapleton, Post Malone, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Norah Jones, The Raconteurs, Jason Isbell and a very special performance by Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench.
The party will kick off at 4:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s Tom Petty Radio with an audio broadcast, with the Petty estate teaming with Amazon Music to livestream a concert event on Amazon Music’s Twitch Channel and TomPetty.com at 7:00 p.m. ET. Check out the full lineup of the tribute below.
4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. ET— SiriusXM’s Tom Petty Radio
Hosted by: David Fricke & Mark Felsot and Jason & Sarah Hedges
Lineup: Caamp, Dawes, Grouplove, Jason Isbell, The Killers, Kurt Vile, The Raconteurs, Resynator feat. Grace Potter, Starcrawler with Mike Campbell, Larkin Poe with Steve Ferrone, Low Cut Connie, Andrew Leahey and The Homestead, Arts In Medicine Hospital Band, Edan Archer, Emma Swift, Hannah Harber, Hannah Wicklund, Have Gun Will Travel, Hedges, Jake Thistle, Jeff Slate’s Weekend Wilburys, Johnathan Coody, Michigan Rattlers, Miss Tess, Mr. Cool, Sunkat, The High Divers, Tristen Orphans
7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. ET—Amazon Music’s Twitch Channel, TomPetty.com, and audio simulcast on SiriusXM’s Tom Petty Radio
Performances by: Mike Campbell & Benmont Tench, Adam Sandler, Amos Lee, Beck, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Dave Stewart, Dhani Harrison & Graham Coxon, Emily King, The Flaming Lips, Foo Fighters, Gary Clark Jr., Jackson Browne, Lady Blackbird, Lucinda Williams, Lukas Nelson, Margo Price, Mosshart-Sexton, Norah Jones, Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers, Roger McGuinn, Sabina Sciubba, Spoon, Stephen Stills with Christopher Stills, Susanna Hoffs and Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers. Special Guests: Eddie Vedder, Jakob Dylan, Jimmy Iovine, Kiefer Sutherland, Lenny Kravitz, Marty Stuart, Olivia Harrison, Post Malone, Rick Rubin, Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction and Stevie Nicks