The sons of Paul Simon and Steve Earle and the BLACK KEYS star Patrick Carney will be among the stars paying tribute to the music of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at concerts in New York and Los Angeles in the coming weeks.

Earle's son Justin Townes Earle will join Devendra Banhardt, among others, at the annual Petty Fest show at Webster Hall in New York on 24 October (12), while Harper Simon and Carney will perform during a two-night tribute at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles next month (14-15Nov12).

Petty tribute act The Cabin Down Below Band will serve as the house band for the gigs.

Promoters are also hoping to stage Petty Fest in San Francisco in 2013.