Bob Dylan and Tom Petty performed at the 1st Farm Aid in 1985. Their chemistry was so incredible they decided to tour together in 1986. They called this the “True Confessions Tour.” After New Zealand shows and 13 dates in Australia, they electrified audiences in Japan for another 4 concerts.This March 5 and March 10 ~ Nippon Budokan Tokyo,Japan Concert Poster is the treasure that publicized these events. The two music icons and R. & R. Hall of Fame members played classics from the opening number to their encores. Highlights included both Dylan and Petty solos and duets together. Bob’s band and The Heartbreakers were at their best!
This tour caught Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers at the top of their game. Bob was in a place where he wondered why he was still touring.The fans Bob D. For Your FANS! The Tokyo audiences celebrated every Bob Dylan song. He included “Just Like A Woman,” “Positively 4th Street,” “Like A Rolling Stone,” “Blowin In The Wind,” countless other favorites and closed with “Knockin On Heaven’s Door.” Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers overwhelmed the S.R.O. Stadium concert goers with “American Girl” “Refugee,” “Don’t Do Me Like That.” “The Waiting,” and all the “Petty” fan favorites. His classics had the Nippon Budokan in a frenzy!
Bob Dylan and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “True Confessions Tour” proved to be among music’s “Ultimate Events!” After these 4 Japan tour dates, they took a break. This poster was the last concerts before the break. They added another 41 tour dates to “True Confessions.” Rock photographer legend Neal Preston’s shot of Bob, Tom & the the others is a highlight of this 1986 tour poster.So happy with the resounding success of 1986’s tour. Dylan and Petty & The Heartbreakers were touring again in 1987’s “Temples In Flames Tour.” 1988 had the 2 icons in the same band.
1988 had Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison form the Supergroup “The Traveling Willburys.” International success was assured with huge sales and a # 1 hit song. Nothing could stop them. Except for Roy Orbison’s untimely passing. Heartbroken at Tom’s recent sudden passing. My Forever Treasures is parting with this 1986 “True Confessions” Tour poster 28.5″ x 20.5″ as our way of celebrating two of music’s best! Tom & Bob we xxx you. Date that forever.
Tom Petty – Tokyo Interview in `86