The Heartbreakers to entertain a global TV audience

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[b]Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers[/b] are to be the half-time music entertainment at next year’s Superbowl in Arizona.

The longstanding rock group will perform at the annual sporting event, historically the most watched US television event of the year.

This year saw 140 million people tune in to see Prince perform a medley of hits on his famous symbol-shaped stage.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers follow on from artists such as [b]The Rolling Stones[/b], [b]U2[/b] and [b]Michael Jackson[/b] in performing at the mammoth sports event.