Tom Petty is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and was a founding member of the late 1980s supergroup Traveling Wilburys. He has recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist.
Throughout his career, Petty and his collaborators have sold 60 million albums. In 2002, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2012 and 2013 he embarked on his first North American and European tour in 20 years. A new album is scheduled for release in 2014.