October 13, 2008

“Runnin’ Down a Dream: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers”– Critically Acclaimed Peter Bogdanovich Film — Available As Two Disc Set With New Bonus Features October 28, 2008

Warner Bros. Records will release cinema legend Peter Bogdanovich's film Runnin' Down A Dream: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers as a two-disc DVD, complete with previously unreleased bonus performances, on October 28th. Formally sold as a four-disc package exclusively at Best Buy, this newly released two-disc package of the film will be available everywhere in the U.S. and Canada.

Premiered to unanimous praise at the 2007 New York Film Festival, Runnin' Down A Dream brings Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers full circle, from their humble Gainesville, Florida beginnings to their emotional hometown 30th Anniversary Concert. The film is a vivid portrait of a band that has created a body of work considered one of the richest catalogs in American musical history.

Upon its original release in October 2007, the Houston Chronicle said Runnin' Down A Dream is "destined to be a classic" and the New York Daily News described the film as "a godsend for music lovers." Rolling Stone called the film "rock and roll purity with poetic gravitas."

The two-disc set will contain the entire four-hour film plus three bonus performances.

The Bonus Performances:

- Too Much Ain't Enough, recorded Live At The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, December 31, 1978- Santa Monica, CA. Directed by Michael K. Mannes.

- The Waiting (featuring Eddie Vedder), recorded Live At Pepsi Center, July 3, 2006- Denver, CO. Directed by Michael Drumm and edited by Martyn Atkins and William Bullen.

- Mystic Eyes (Van Morrison), recorded Live At The Greek Theatre, October 27, 2006- Berkeley, CA. Directed by Adria Petty.

The film, two years in the making, features extensive interviews with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and the band's fellow musicians, friends, and collaborators past and present. Among the participants are Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, Jackson Browne, Roger McGuinn, Dave Stewart, Jeff Lynne, Rick Rubin, Jimmy Lovine, and Johnny Depp. The film includes rare archival footage, much of which has never been seen before. In addition, Runnin' Down A Dream captures Tom Petty with his Traveling Wilburys bandmates, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, and Roy Orbison.

In the summer of 2008, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers had the #1 tour according to Rolling Stone, playing to sold-out audiences in 40 cities. Now fans can own the definitive Peter Bogdanovich film that chronicles their remarkable thirty-plus year career, which continues to take the band to new peaks.


TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS released their debut album in 1976. Since that time they have sold more than 50 million records. Between The Heartbreakers' recordings and his solo work, Tom Petty has received 18 Grammy nominations. Honored with lifetime achievement awards including Billboard's Century Award, MTV's Video Vanguard Award, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Tom Petty--with The Heartbreakers at his side-- has achieved the status of rock and roll icon among his fellow musicians and listeners worldwide.