Petty Discusses Super Bowl Halftime Show Plans


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers know more about what they won’t do than what they will for their Super Bowl 42 halftime performance. Petty tells he’s, quote, “approaching it as a pretty high-energy rock and roll show — maybe like it used to be in the 1960s where you come on, do four or five of your best numbers and get off.” He says the band hasn’t decided yet on a set list. While the band will pick some of their best-known tunes, one hit they’ll skip is “You Don’t Know How It Feels” because of its marijuana reference. Petty admits, quote, “It was strongly hinted” the group avoid playing songs that mention drugs.

The classic rocker understands that the National Football League is trying to put on a family-friendly event. He even seems to like the idea, adding, quote, “people of all ages and musical tastes in one place is what’s exciting about it.” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ halftime show will be part of Super Bowl 42, coming up in Glendale, Arizona on February 3rd.

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