Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers win major honors at 2018 Pollstar Awards

JB Lacroix/WireImageThe 29th annual Pollstar Awards, honoring excellence in the concert industry, was held Thursday at the Wiltern theater in Los Angeles, and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were one of the event’s big winners.

The band’s 40th anniversary tour, which wrapped up just a week before frontman Tom Petty‘s unexpected death this past fall, received the Major Tour of the Year and Rock Tour of the Year Awards. The trek grossed $64.7 million globally in 2017, according to Pollstar’s year-end chart.

In addition, the group’s longtime manager, Tony Dimitriades, took home the Personal Manager …read more