Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Bowl flashback: Tom Petty (2008)

It’s been three years since rock was part of the Super Bowl halftime show.

The Who played the 2010 event (see it here), marking the third year in a row that rock was center stage at the event; Bruce Springsteen performed the 2009 edition (watch it here).

In 2008, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers rocked Super Bowl 42.

The game, in Phoenix, featured the New York Giants versus the New England Patriots; the Giants won 17-14.

The broadcast broke the then-record for the most watched Super Bowl in history with an average of 97.5 million viewers in the United States. American Idol season 6 winner Jordin Sparks sung the national anthem.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

See also:

VIDEO: Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder rocks Amsterdam with Tom Petty
Tom Petty doing live Twitter chat today
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers announce 2012 tour
Tom Petty: Vinyl-only live album due next month
Super Bowl Flashback: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (2008)
1986: Tom Petty rocks The Bridge School – part 1
1986: Tom Petty rocks The Bridge School – part 2
Tom Petty rocks The Midnight Special