Tom Petty has been gone for more than a year and there has yet to be a tribute concert with no plans to stage one anytime soon.
“I can't even wrap my mind around that,” says Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. "It's just too emotional. I mean, with the band [Fleetwood Mac] I'm touring with, we do a tribute every night. We do ‘Free Falling’ with some video pictures of Tom. … We tried to get into that and it was just too soon, too emotional. I don't know if I really need or want to do that. I think if other people want to do tribute concerts, that would be great. But right now, I'm not feeling it, honestly, just to get the Heartbreakers together without Tom.”
The only official tributes Campbell has been part of is compiling two career-spanning Petty collections -- American Treasure, which was released last year, and The Best of Everything — The Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection 1976-2016, which will be out this Friday.
Petty died accidentally from mixed drug toxicity on October 2nd, 2017. He was 66.