Tom Petty is the best. (Getty)

We can now report that Forest Hills Stadium is the most perfect venue in NYC, based on our personal preferences. The intimate feeling, open-air space is in the middle of a tennis complex that has been a part of the Queens neighborhood forever. It's all very picturesque, with a Tudor-style clubhouse matching the architecture you'll find around Forest Hills. As a venue it has seen some of the most legendary musicians when they were in their prime: The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand... and last year they came back into the game in a big way, with some fantastic booking for their summer series of shows, including Paul Simon and Dolly Parton. AND NOW they've made their first announcement for 2017: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers!

The band is embarking on a 40th anniversary tour next year, and will drop by Forest Hills Stadium on July 26 and 27. "Joe Walsh will appear as a very special guest on many of the dates announced today," according to their press release.

Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday, December 16 at 10 a.m., however, tickets for the NYC show do not go on sale until January 14.


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