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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers top Billboard chart with 'Hypnotic Eye'

by jmaloni

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Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:45 am

The critically acclaimed new album is his first ever No. 1

Reprise Records has announced Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers topped the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with the release of their new album on Reprise Records, "Hypnotic Eye." The album has been a hit with fans and critics alike, many of whom have declared the album to be amongst Petty's finest. 

"Congratulations to Tom and the Heartbreakers! This is a landmark event for a brilliant band that has been an indelible part of American culture for the past four decades," said Cameron Strang, chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. Records. "Tom has written some of the most powerful, insightful and evocative songs of his career, delivered with phenomenal energy and passion by the Heartbreakers, an extraordinary rock 'n' roll machine that just keeps getting better and better. It's a privilege for all of us at Warner Bros. to join them in celebrating their No. 1 album."

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have hit the road for an extensive North American tour that continues into October. This weekend, the band will headline the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

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