Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers perform American Dream Plan B on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote their album, Hypnotic Eye.
Petty releases his first album in four years.Petty disclosed to Billboard that the record is politically-charged and critical of America’s wealthy elite. He is giving a copy of the album, named Hypnotic Eye, to fans who purchase concert tickets for his North American tour:
Very few people know how to handle power and once they just become completely immoral, they’re dangerous people. That attitude is what, to me, wipes out the middle class.
Petty and the Heartbreakers wins the Grammy for Best Long Form Music Video for Runnin’ Down A Dream.
Gainesville’s mayor, Pegeen Hanrahan, presents Petty and each of his band members with a key to the city and proclaims the day as “Tom Petty& the Heartbreakers Day”.
It’s a lot nicer than the one we got in Chicago.
Petty wins the Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for You Don’t Know How It Feels.