Cork Independent — December 15, 2011

Petty set to rock the Marquee
By Brian Hayes Curtin
Cork Independent — December 15, 2011

A major coup for Cork was announced yesterday with the news that American rock legend Tom Petty will play a gig in Cork this summer.

He will perform as part of the Live at the Marquee series in early June this year. Petty has not toured Europe in 20 years, having last played Ireland in 1992, when he played the Point Depot.

The legendary guitarist is famous for songs like ‘Learning to Fly’, ‘Freefallin’ and ‘American Girl’. He and his band have scored hits in five different decades while selling tens of millions of records along the way.

They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during their first year of eligibility in 2002.

The legendary musician will be doing a Twitter interview at 10pm tonight, Thursday with the Cork Independent.

Follow @BHayesCurtin to see Tom Petty’s responses to our questions.

Tom Petty will stay live on Twitter for a chat with fans afterwards. It will take place at 10.30pm and last for one hour.

Follow @TomPetty to ask some questions.

A special guest will be announced soon for the gig, which should be one of the music events of the year in Cork.  Imelda May, Justice and Christy Moore are among the other acts to have been announced for the Live at the Marquee series.

Tickets for the gig go on sale on Tuesday 20 December at 9am. They are priced at €76, including booking fee from Ticketmaster. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers play the Marquee on Friday 8 June 2012.

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