Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to Appear on Music Choice Concert Series

The Music Choice Concert Featuring Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to Air in Over 25 Million Cable Homes

Horsham, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES


HORSHAM, Pa., Jan. 22, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Music Choice, the largest provider of commercial-free digital music via cable and satellite, and distributor of an exclusive Concert Series through a nationwide network of cable systems, today announced that a special TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS performance will be featured on the Music Choice Concert Series from January 27 through February 9. The Music Choice Concert Series showcases a wide range of artists and musical formats in a 60-minute show with live performances and interview segments, reaching over 25 million cable households.

The concert is an intimate in-studio performance of seven songs from the current album, THE LAST DJ, including the title track, "Have Love Will Travel," "Dreamville," "Joe," "Money Becomes King," and "Lost Children". Two songs, "Like a Diamond" and "Can't Stop the Sun," are from the concert at The Grand Olympic Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles in which Tom Petty and the group -- Mike Campbell (guitars), Benmont Tench (keyboards) and returning original Heartbreakers' bassist Ron Blair, as well as longtime associates Scott Thurston (guitars, harmonica, backing vocals) and Steve Ferrone (drums) -- are backed by a 40-piece orchestra conducted by Jon Brion. The concert also includes an interview with Tom Petty that is interwoven within the mix of studio and live concert footage.

The critically hailed THE LAST DJ album -- produced by Petty along with George Drakoulias and Campbell -- opens up another new chapter for a group whose body of work spans three decades. Not many artists can match the band's record of more than 25 years of commercial success, along with a simultaneous period of creative growth and critical acclaim.

The Music Choice Concert featuring TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS will air between January 27 and February 9 in over 25 million cable homes nationally. Check http://www.musicchoice.com or contact your local cable company for specific concert times.

For additional information on TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS, visit www.tompetty.com.

About Music Choice

Music Choice is the largest digital audio service, providing cable and satellite customers with 54 channels of commercial free CD-quality music in a wide variety of music genres and original programs 24 hours a day. Music Choice produces an exclusive concert series through a nationwide network of cable systems. The MUSIC CHOICE(r) audio service reaches 25 million households and the Music Choice Concert Series airs in 25 million homes nationally. Headquartered in Horsham, PA, Music Choice is a partnership among subsidiaries of Microsoft Corporation, Motorola, Inc., Sony Corporation of America, Warner Music Group, Inc., EMI Music and several leading U.S. cable providers: Adelphia Cable Communications, Comcast Cable Communications, AT&T Broadband, Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable. MUSIC CHOICE(r) is a registered trademark of Music Choice. Visit the Music Choice website at www.musicchoice.com.


        

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