Beck and Foo Fighters will be among a number of artists paying tribute to the late Tom Petty during a livestream concert set to take place this week.
The Tom Petty Birthday Bash will kick off this Friday, October 23, marking what would have been the musician’s 70th birthday. The first annual Tom Petty Birthday Bash took place in 2017 in Petty’s hometown of Gainsville, Florida.
As well as Foo Fighters and Beck, the special five-hour livestream will feature performances from Jackson Browne, Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile and Norah Jones among others.
Featured special guests are also set to pay appear during the livestream, including Stevie Nicks, Post Malone, Lenny Kravitz, The Killers, The Raconteurs and more.
The Tom Petty tribute livestream will kick off on October 23 at 11pm GMT (7PM Eastern Time) and will be broadcast via Petty’s official website and also through Amazon Music’s Twitch Channel.
Recently, Petty’s estate issued a new album, Wildflowers & All The Rest, which featured previously unheard, demo and remastered tracks like “There Goes Angela (Dream Away)”, “You Don’t Know How It Feels” and “Confusion Wheel”.
The new edition of the album, which was first released in 1994, now restores the artist’s original vision of the record – a 25-track double album – with a plethora of outtakes, live tracks and songs which didn’t make the cut for the original release, but turned up on the subsequent She’s The One soundtrack.
In their review of Wildflowers & All The Rest, NME called the release “more like a ‘lost’ album in of itself than a standard reissue”.
“From the start, it’s clear that this isn’t some posthumous dig around in a bucket of old offcuts in an attempt to bleed some money out of dedicated fans, but rather a slick and gratifying fulfilment of one of Petty’s long standing wishes.”