If you want to talk about getting a lot of rock for your dollar, the Meat Loaf and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers show on November 13, 1977 at the Tomorrow Club was one of those deals of a lifetime. For the price of $3 in advance and $4 at the door, your ticket granted you access to two multi-platinum artists (maybe not yet, but they would be).
Meat Loaf was just starting a tour to support Bat Out Of Hell released in October of 1977. It would take a while to garner momentum, but it went on to sell 14 million albums in the United States and millions more worldwide before it was all said and done.
Tom Petty and his band were still supporting their first album released a year earlier. Even at this young stage in their careers, though, the Heartbreakers had the hits “American Girl” and “Breakdown” in their repertoire.