Classic Albums Live will recreate the magic of the album that defined Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ musical style and took him into the mainstream during a performance Friday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Monroe County Community College’s La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater.

The La-Z-Boy Center is located on MCCC’s Main Campus at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. in Monroe.

The band will recreate the iconic rock masterpiece, “Damn the Torpedoes,” cut for cut, note for note, using every instrument it took, exactly as you remember it – no wigs, no samples and no costumes.  In addition, Classic Albums Live will perform other memorable Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers songs from that period.

“Damn the Torpedoes,” Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker’s third album, hit No.2 on the U.S. charts and spawned the top 10 single, “Don’t Do Me Like That.” The album has stood the test of time as one of the great American rock albums of its era

According to Craig Martin, producer of the Classic Albums Live series, which includes similar recreations of albums by The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, “There’s a real thirst to hear these albums produced start to finish.  For many of us, this is the music we grew up with – the soundtrack of our lives.”

Martin said that all of the focus is put into the music, and the works are performed the same way an orchestra performs the works of Mozart. 

“We don’t bother with imitation or impersonation,” he said.  “We research these albums and go to great lengths to reproduce each and every sound live.  We never use tape or computers.”

Reserved tickets are $27 and can be purchase on the Web at or via phone by calling (734) 384-4272.  They can also be purchased in person at the MCCC Cashier’s Office in the Warrick Student Services/Administration Building.

Group rates, rooms and catering are available in conjunction with the concert.  For more information, contact Tom Ryder at (7344) 384-4201 or

The 2019-20 MCCC Season of Events sponsors are Consumers Energy, the DTE Energy Foundation, Monroe Bank & Trust, La-Z-Boy Incorporated, ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital and The Foundation at MCCC.

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Joe Verkennes
Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161

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