Halifax Chronicle-Herald — December 19, 2011

Editor’s Note: Part of the reason I am unable to go to the concert is printed here. There are other factors, too.

Tom Petty Halifax concert set for May 31
By Stephen Cooke
Halifax Chronicle-Herald — December 19, 2011

Tickets go on sale Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Tom Petty fans will be lining up, dialing up and firing up their computers Wednesday morning to get tickets for the legendary American rocker’s show at the Halifax Metro Centre on Thursday, May 31.

They’ll also be hoping their credit cards can withstand the strain of paying up to $206.50 (including tax and service charge) per seat.

The floor plan on the Ticket Atlantic website shows the majority of floor seats and prime lower bowl seats (sections seven, eight, 22 and 23) at the upper end of the scale, while most of the seats in the lower bowl and bottom half of the upper bowl will set you back $183.50 (all in). A smaller number of seats in the top upper bowl and behind the stage will be available for $103.

When tickets went on sale last week for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ June 3 concert in St. John’s the show was sold out in a matter of minutes.

Today promoter David Carver announced a second St. John’s show on June 2.

While tickets for the first Nova Scotia visit by Petty and his band the Heartbreakers are expected to sell quickly on Wednesday, there has been no word of a second Metro Centre show.

The band is using the East Coast dates as a jumping off point for its summer European tour, including a headlining slot at England’s Isle of Wight at the end of June with Pearl Jam and the Darkness.

Tickets for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers go on sale at 9 a.m., at the Ticket Atlantic box office in the Metro Centre, online at ticketatlantic.com or by phone at 451-1221 ($2 surcharge applies to online and phone orders), and at participating Atlantic Superstore outlets.

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