Scene Around: Petty, Buffett planning Florida concert dates
By Bill DeYoung
Gainesville Sun — January 20, 1995
There’s all kinds of concert news today. First and foremost, Gainesville’s own Tom Petty is hitting the road again. Backed by a new Heartbreakers band (session played Steve Ferrone has replaced the recently-departed Stan Lynch), Petty will play 40 American cities beginning March. The tour is called, for some reason, “Dogs With Wings.”
The itinerary will be announced at 9 tonight on the cable channel VH-1, which will offer viewers a chance to buy 400 “choice seats” at each show before they actually on on sale through Ticketmaster.
Sources say there are five dates in Florida — look for them before the end of spring — but it’s not known whether or not TP will play Gainesville on this swing (doubtful, since he’s been here a lot in the last few years).
Anyway, “Wildflowers” is approaching double platinum and will soon become the best-selling album of Petty’s career.