The Independent Florida Alligator — August 23, 2006

Summer Catch-up: Tom Petty returns in sold-out show
By Jennifer Popeil
The Independent Florida Alligator — Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Tickets for the upcoming Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers concert sold out within 30 minutes in July.

About 8,000 tickets were sold the morning they went on sale, said Lynda Reinhart, assistant director of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, where Petty and his band will play.

Tickets for the public went on sale at 10 a.m., July 22. About 870 tickets were sold during the fanclub presale July 18 at 10 a.m. and the local radio presale July 21 at 10 a.m., Reinhart said.

Tickets for the floor seats and on lower levels sold for $59.50, and seats were $49.50, plus service charges.

The concert is set for Sept. 21 at 7:15 p.m. The Strokes will open for Petty.

This will be the first Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers concert in Gainesville since 1993.

The band has sold more than 50 million records in the past 30 years.

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