Why Did Tom Petty Refund His Fans?


Tom Petty is a man of the people, because he’s always looking out for his fans, so much so that he offered them a refund when a concert was cut short.  Here’s what happened, the 62-year-old musician played a sold-out show with his band The Heartbreakers at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre this weekend, but it was cut short when the fire marshal stopped the concert.

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The fire marshal said it was due to over-capacity that the Fonda Theatre show ended after 90 minutes.  Tom Petty hopped right on Twitter to apologize to his fans.  At the show the following night Petty made an announcement, “We had to quit a little early last night. I don’t like to assign blame, but it wasn’t me. I’m absolutely sure we’re going to work this out. If I have to pay it myself, everyone will be reimbursed.”

Following the announcement, an official statement was placed on Tom Petty‘s website reading,

“First and foremost, the safety of our fans is our primary concern and the most important consideration. To those fans who attended last night’s show at the Fonda Theatre, we are as frustrated as you are! The satisfaction of fans is of paramount importance to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and the band shares the frustration of the fans in attendance that evening who deserved to experience the entire performance. As a result, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and Goldenvoice are pleased to announce that full refunds for the June 8 show are now available at the point of purchase.”

If you were in attendance for the show that unfortunately got cut short, don’t worry…Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are doing shows all summer long.  They’ll be making stops at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Del., and Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wis.

SOURCE: Huffington Post

Why Did Tom Petty Refund His Fans?