Free Fallin Celebrates the Life and Music of Tom Petty

Article Contributed by Jeff Schad | Published on Monday, March 12, 2018

Consider for a moment just how much Tom Petty and his music is intertwined with American culture. He wrote and recorded songs that became the soundtrack to millions of people's lives, becoming a ubiquitously revered star in the process.

When he passed away in October, the members of Free Fallin were heartbroken knowing that they and everyone else had lost someone they admired greatly. But for Free Fallin, it was a bit more personal than to most others. For the last 10 years, they have worked studiously to develop and refine the best live tribute show to Tom Petty that fans have ever seen.

Long before that fateful October day, Free Fallin considered it their calling to provide Petty's throngs of fans with the most accurate, skillful and soulful tribute experience they possibly could. From their outfits to their equipment to their playing styles, they homed in on all of the details so that fans at their shows would come away with that same magical feeling of seeing Tom Petty play live.

With Petty's untimely death, the members of Free Fallin feel that call even more. While nobody can ever replace Petty as a musical icon, his millions of fans deserve to celebrate his life and music in a way that will move them and let them connect with his music. It has never been, and never will be about replacing Petty and his music -- that would be impossible. Instead, Free Fallin wants to lead the way in keeping the Tom Petty flame brightly lit.

Free Fallin 2018 Heart Broken Tour Dates

Sat, Mar 17th - Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts, Sheboygan, WI
Fri, Mar 23rd - Tropicana Casino, Evansville, IN
Sat, Mar 24th - Tropicana Casino, Evansville, IN

Fri, April 6th - Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City, IN
Fri, Apr 13th - Golden Nugget, Atlantic City, NJ
Fri, Apr 27th - DiamondJacks Casino, Bossier, LA
Sat, Apr 28th - Art in The Square, Southlake, TX

Sat, May 5th - Indiana Grand Racing and Casino, Shelbyville, IN
Sat, May 26th - The Pickled Loon Saloon, Grand Rapids, MN

Sat, Jun 9th - Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY
Thu, Jun 14th - Oglesby Summer Fun Fest, Oglesby, IL
Fri, Jun 15th - Clinton LumberKings, Clinton, IA
Sat, Jun 16th - Northern Lights Casino, Walker, MN
Sat, Jun 23rd - Private Event, Stillwater, MN

Sun, Jul 15th - Golden Nugget, Atlantic City, NJ
Fri, Jul 20th - Ozarks Amphitheater, Camdenton, MO
Sat, Jul 21st - 38th Annual Boogie Bike Rally, Springville, IN
Wed, Jul 25th - Summertime by George, St Cloud, MN
Sat, Jul 28th - Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan, WI

Thu, Aug 2nd - Nordeast Summer Jam, Columbia Heights, MN
Fri, Aug 3rd - To Be Announced
Fri, Aug 10th - Devils Lake Rockfest, Devils Lake, ND
Fri, Aug 17th - Red Coach Inn, Red Oak, IA
Sat, Aug 18th - Cottonwood Cove & Marina, Blair, NE
Thu, Aug 23rd - RiversEdge Amphitheater, Hamilton, OH

Fri, Sep 21st - Riverside Casino, Riverside, IA
Sat, Sep 22nd - Keokuk Rocks the Arts Festival, Keokuk, IA

Fri, Oct 5th - Equity Hall, Pound, WI
Sat, Oct 6th - Equity Hall, Pound, WI
Sat, Oct 13th - Western Navajo Fair, Tuba City, AZ

Sat, Dec 1st - Le Musique Room, St Micheal, MN
Fri, Dec 7th - Riviera Theatre, North Tonawanda, NY