Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to embark on 40th anniversary North America tour in 2017

Petty and his band released their debut self-titled album in 1976

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will embark on a 40th anniversary tour of North America in 2017.

The band, led by the legendary guitarist, actually celebrated the 40th anniversary of their debut self-titled album last month. However, Petty and his band will continue to celebrate the milestone next year with an extensive tour of the continent.

Kicking off in Oklahoma City on April 20, the tour will carry on until July, where it wraps up at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York on July 27. US talk show host Jimmy Fallon announced the tour last night during a skit on The Tonight Show – watch the video, starring Petty, below.

See the full tour dates for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 40th anniversary North America tour below.

April 20 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Center
April 22 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
April 23 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Wireless Arena
April 25 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgesone Arena
April 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
April 29 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 2 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
May 5 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
May 6 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
May 12 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
May 13 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
May 29 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 30 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 2 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
June 3 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Centre
June 5 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
June 7 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
June 9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
June 10 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
June 12 – Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
June 14 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
June 16 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
June 17 – Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam Festival
July 1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena
July 2 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC Performing Arts Center
July 5 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Marcus Amphitheater (Summerfest)
July 6 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Marcus Amphitheater (Summerfest)
July 18 – Clarkson, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 20 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
July 23 – Washington, D.C. @ Verizon Center
July 26 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
July 27 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium

Tickets for all the shows, bar the final two Forest Hills gigs, go on sale next week (December 16) – find out more details here.

Petty will be honoured as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year in February, with the Foo Fighters set to reunite to perform at the ceremony in honour of the musician.