Petty couldn’t refuse playing Super Bowl
Youngstown Vindicator — January 25, 2008
NEW YORK — Tom Petty says he’s not much of a football fan, but playing the Super Bowl halftime show was an offer he couldn’t refuse. “The most significant thing about it is the people watching worldwide … it’s probably the biggest audience you can have, I would imagine,” the 57-year-old singer told The Associated Press. “It’s quite an honor to be asked; if you look at the people who have done it, it’s a very elite crowd … it’s a great opportunity to play for the whole world at once,” Petty said.
Tickets for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ North American tour go on sale the day after their Feb. 3 performance at the Super Bowl halftime in Glendale, Ariz. Steve Winwood is slated to be the special opening act.