Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
all day drink and food specials at the Mexican Restaurant La Casita Gastown
Thursday, August 17th, 2017
Call us now at 604 646 2444 to book a table because the restaurant will be packed!
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are an American rock band from Gainesville, Florida. In 1976, the band’s original lineup was Tom Petty as the lead singer and guitar player, Mike Campbell as the lead guitarist, Ron Blair on bass, Stan Lynch on drums, and Benmont Tench on keyboards. The band has largely maintained this lineup, with a few exceptions. In 1981, Blair, who was tired of the touring lifestyle, left the band. Blair’s replacement, Howie Epstein, stayed with the band for the next twenty years. Scott Thurston joined the band as a multi-instrumentalist, mostly rhythm guitar and second keyboards, in 1991. Blair returned to the Heartbreakers in 2002, the year before Epstein’s death. In 1994, Steve Ferrone replaced Lynch.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were on the forefront of the heartland rock movement, alongside artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seger, which arose in the late 1970s and 1980s. The genre eschews the synthesizer-based music and fashion elements popularized in the 1980s, such as synthpop and New Romanticism in favor of a straightforward classic rock sound and lyrics based on relatable, blue collar issues. Petty and the Heartbreakers are known for hit singles such as “American Girl”, “Breakdown”, “The Waiting”, “Learning to Fly”, “Refugee” and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”. While the heartland rock movement fizzled in the 1990s, the band remained active and popular. They still tour regularly and continue to record albums. Their most recent, Hypnotic Eye, was released on July 25, 2014.
Although most of their material is produced and performed under the name “The Heartbreakers”, Petty has released three solo albums, the most successful being 1989’s Full Moon Fever. In these releases, members of the band contributed as collaborators, producing and performing as studio musicians.
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First round of fresh tortilla chips with two deadly salsas is on us.
We will refill your glass with any of these soft drinks as many times as you want for free:
– regular cola
– diet cola
– lemon pop
– ginger ale
– club soda
– raspberry iced tea
– cranberry beverage
– clamato beverage
Check out our weekly specials:
Happy Hour 3PM – 5PM
$4 Red and White Wine
$4 Highball with the choice of Bombay Sapphire, Three Olives, Crown Royal or Bacardi
$4 All Mexican or Granville Island Beer
$4 100% Agave Jose Cuervo Tradicional Tequila Shots
$8 Three Olives Double Caesar
$5 SOL beer
$4 Jose Cuervo Chilled Shot
$6 Dos Equis Beer
$6 Tecate Tallcan Beer
FREE space for parties and events
FREE meal for the birthday person with a table of 7 or more
GIFT CARDS of any value
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