Update: Austin blues-rock guitar star Gary Clark Jr. has been announced as the opening act for Petty’s Erwin Center show.

Stadium rock juggernauts Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers hit the road next year commemorating the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album which dropped in November of 1976.

The tour hits the Erwin Center on May 2, and tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at TexasBoxOffice.com or by phone at (512) 477-6060.

If you do happen to have a Tom Petty super fan on your holiday shopping list (and a bucket of cash), Petty just dropped two career spanning vinyl box  sets, but they’re going to set you back $235 a pop.

05 MAY 2012: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at the Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Rodolfo Gonzalez/American-Statesman