Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers reported yesterday that five vintage guitars belonging to the band were stolen from a sound stage in Culver City, California, where they've been rehearsing for an upcoming U.S. tour. Police in Culver City are investigating the burglary. Petty and the band are offering a $7,500 reward -- with no questions asked -- to anyone with information leading to the recovery of the guitars.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have announced a series of North American shows in 2012 -- prior to heading out on their first European tour in 20 years. The North American tour includes the band's first-ever show at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, where they will headline the first weekend of the annual event on April 28.