Tom Petty and Bob Dylan Wore Ghoulish Makeup to a Press Conference: ‘We Just Got Bored’

Tom Petty and Bob Dylan announced they would be teaming up for Dylan’s 1986 True Confessions Tour. The announcement was memorable because two major forces in the music industry would be working together for a lengthy period of time. It also stuck out to people because Petty and Dylan wore heavy makeup during the press conference about the tour. When asked why, they didn’t have much of a reason.

A black and white picture of Tom Petty and Bob Dylan posing in front of a wood paneled wall.
Bob Dylan and Tom Petty | Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Tom Petty joined Bob Dylan on tour in the 1980s

Petty and the Heartbreakers served as Dylan’s backing band at Farm Aid in 1985, and the show went over well. So well, in fact, that Dylan wanted the band to join him on tour. 

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