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Friday, February 26, 2010

Tom Petty's back with the Heartbreakers for first album in 8 years

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS today announced their 2010 North American tour and the upcoming release of Mojo, their first studio album in eight years, set for release on Reprise Records this spring.  The North American tour, produced by Live Nation, will take the band through a mix of top arenas and amphitheaters across the US and Canada beginning May 6th in Raleigh, NC.  Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, March 8 at LiveNation.com

Special guest artists on the tour will include a mix of appearances by My Morning Jacket, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Joe Cocker, ZZ Top, and Drive-By Truckers.

All 2010 Tour tickets purchased online will include an MP3 download of every track on the Heartbreakers' electrifying new album, Mojo. It will work like this; once fans purchase tickets online they will receive an email with codes entitling them to download two tracks from Mojo ("First Flash Of Freedom" and "Good Enough.") Then, on the release date of the album, currently slated for this spring, ticket buyers will be sent a download of the entire album. Also included with every online ticket purchase, to be delivered at the end of the 2010 tour, will be a selection of live tracks recorded during the tour.

Mojo is a fiery statement from a band that is making some of their most exciting music over three decades into their career. "Good Enough" from the new album is now available for streaming at the revamped TOMPETTY.com.    More details on the new album to follow soon.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, their first year of eligibility, and in recent years have continued to build on their already legendary success. The band's sold-out 2008 tour was the biggest of their career and came right after the band's acclaimed Super Bowl XLII halftime performance with a worldwide audience of nearly a billion people. The 2009 release of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' career spanning Live Anthology garnered glowing reviews including a rave four and a half stars from Rolling Stone. The 2007 release of the Peter Bogdanovich-directed documentary Runnin' Down A Dream earned a Grammy award and established the Heartbreakers' story as a striking embodiment of the American Dream.

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS released their debut album in 1976. They have since sold more than 60 million records. Between the Heartbreakers' recordings and his solo work, Tom Petty has received 18 Grammy nominations and been honored with lifetime achievement awards including Billboard's Century Award, MTV's Video Vanguard Award, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Tom Petty, with the Heartbreakers at his side, has become a rock and roll icon lauded by fellow musicians and music lovers worldwide. Tom Petty's Sirius/XM radio show, Tom Petty's Buried Treasure, is one of the most beloved and popular shows on satellite radio. It features Tom Petty spinning favorite tunes from his extensive private music collection.

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS 2010 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
May 06            Raleigh                     Time Warner Cable Pavilion at Walnut Creek (w/Joe Cocker)
May 07            Charlotte                   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (w/Joe Cocker)
May 09            Tampa                       St. Pete Times Forum (w/Joe Cocker)              
May 15            Dallas                        Superpages.com Center (w/Joe Cocker)
May 16            Houston                    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (w/Joe Cocker)
May 18            Phoenix                     US Airways Arena (w/Joe Cocker)            
May 22            Los Angeles              Hollywood Bowl (w/Joe Cocker)
Jun 02             San Diego                 Cricket Wireless Pavilion (w/Joe Cocker)
Jun 03             Irvine                         Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (w/Joe Cocker)
Jun 05             Oakland                     Oracle Pavilion (w/Joe Cocker)
Jun 08             Vancouver                 GM Place (w/Joe Cocker)
Jun 11             Seattle                       The Gorge (w/Joe Cocker)
Jun 12             Seattle                       The Gorge (w/Joe Cocker)
Jun 15             Calgary                      Pengrowth Saddledome (w/Joe Cocker)
Jun 16             Edmonton                  Rexall Place (w/Joe Cocker)
Jun 19             Winnipeg                   MTS Centre (w/Joe Cocker)
Jun 22             St Paul                      Xcel Energy Center (w/Drive-By Truckers)           
Jun 23             Omaha                      Qwest Center (w/Drive-By Truckers)           
Jun 25             Milwaukee                 Summerfest (w/ZZ Top)****                       
Jul 10             Indianapolis               Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (w/Drive-By Truckers)           
Jul 13             Kansas City               Sprint Center (w/Drive-By Truckers)           
Jul 15             Cincinnati                   Riverbend Music Center (w/Drive-By Truckers)           
 Jul 17            Chicago                     United Center (w/Drive-By Truckers)           
Jul 20             Cleveland                   Blossom Music Center (w/Drive-By Truckers)           
Jul 22             Detroit                        Palace of Auburn Hills (w/Drive-By Truckers)           
Jul 24             Pittsburgh                  First Niagra Pavilion (w/Drive-By Truckers)           
Jul 28             New York                   Madison Square Garden (w/TBD)                         
Jul 31             Philadelphia               Wachovia Center (w/TBD)           
Aug 11           Atlanta                        Philips Arena (w/Crosby, Stills and Nash)
Aug 12           Nashville                    Sommet Center (w/Crosby, Stills and Nash)
Aug 14           Darien Lake, NY        Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (w/Crosby, Stills and Nash)
Aug 15           Bristow                      Jiffy Lube Live (w/Crosby, Stills and Nash)
Aug 17           Hartford                     Comcast Theater (w/Crosby, Stills and Nash)
Aug 19           Boston                       Comcast Center (w/My Morning Jacket)           
Aug 21           Boston                       Comcast Center (w/My Morning Jacket)             
Aug 24           East Rutherford         IZOD Center (w/My Morning Jacket)
Aug 25           Toronto                      Air Canada Center (w/Crosby, Stills and Nash)
Aug 27           Saratoga Springs      Saratoga Performing Arts Center (w/Crosby, Stills and Nash)

***Summerfest show in Milwaukee, WI onsale March 6


For more information on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, their upcoming album Mojo, their upcoming tour, The Highway Companions Fan Club, and premium ticket packages, please visit www.tompetty.com and www.livenation.com.

another quick note
  • Just a brief note to tell you that Davey Brozowski, the man behind the drum kit in Black Whales, has joined up with Broken Bells for their tour promoting their new album. He's playing percussion alongside Dangermouse on the drums. Brozowski also works as the drum tech for Modest Mouse when he's not out with Black Whales... He's only taking a brief break from Black Whales though as they've just finished demoing new songs and are headed into the studio in April to record the follow-up to their break out debut ep, Origins

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