Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: New Album, Tour

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
WRITTEN BY
William Goodman

Few things are as fun as a Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers concert. Which means lots of people will have lots of fun this summer. So warm up your vocal chords and prepare to sing along, America: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have announced a 38-date tour, set to kick off May 6 in Raleigh, NC.

And there's more: Before the trek, the Gainesville, FL, rocker and his longtime backing band will release Mojo, their first album in eight years, on a yet-to-be announced date this spring!

Petty recruited a handful of musically like-minded pals to open select tour dates: Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joe Cocker, ZZ Top, Drive-By Truckers, and former SPIN cover boys My Morning Jacket.

Tickets go on sale March 8 at LiveNation.com.

Mojo drops later this spring, but fans who buy tickets online can score an advance preview -- and later the entire album. Once fans purchase a ticket to the summer tour, they will receive an email download of two tracks: "First Flash Of Freedom" and "Good Enough." Then, once the album drops, ticket-buying fans will receive a download of the whole record.

As an added bonus, ticket buyers will receive a selection of live tracks recorded during the tour, delivered after it completes in Sarasota Springs, FL, Aug. 27.

Can't wait for this summer? Practice singing along with this video of Petty and Co. rocking out at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2008.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers tour dates:
5/6, Raleigh, NC (Time Warner Cable Pavilion at Walnut Creek) *
5/7, Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) *
5/9, Tampa, FL (St. Pete Times Forum) *
5/15, Dallas, TX (Superpages.com Center) *
5/16, Houston, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion) *
5/18, Phoenix, AZ (US Airways Arena) *
5/22, Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Bowl) *
6/2, San Diego, CA (Cricket Wireless Pavilion) *
6/3, Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) *
6/5, Oakland, CA (Oracle Pavilion) *
6/8, Vancouver, BC (GM Place) *
6/11, Seattle, WA (The Gorge) *
6/12, Seattle, WA (The Gorge) *
6/15, Calgary, Alberta (Pengrowth Saddledome) *
6/16, Edmonton, Alberta (Rexall Place) *
6/19, Winnipeg, Manitoba (MTS Centre) *
6/22, St Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center) #
6/23, Omaha, NE (Qwest Center) #
6/25, Milwaukee, WI (Summerfest) &
7/10, Indianapolis, IN (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) #
7/13, Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center) #
7/15, Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center) #
7/17, Chicago, IL (United Center) #
7/20, Cleveland, OH (Blossom Music Center) #
7/22, Detroit, MI (Palace of Auburn Hills) #
7/24, Pittsburgh, PA (First Niagra Pavilion) #
7/28, New York, NY (Madison Square Garden) (w/TBD)
7/31, Philadelphia, PA (Wachovia Center) (w/TBD)
8/11, Atlanta, GA (Philips Arena) $
8/12, Nashville, TN (Sommet Center) $
8/14, Darien Lake, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center) $
8/15, Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live) $
8/17, Hartford, CT (Comcast Theater) $
8/19, Boston, MA (Comcast Center) @
8/21, Boston, MA (Comcast Center) @
8/24, East Rutherford, NJ (IZOD Center) @
8/25, Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Center) $
8/27, Saratoga Springs, FL (Saratoga Performing Arts Center) $

* w/Joe Cocker
# w/Drive-By Truckers
$ w/Crosby, Stills and Nash
@ w/My Morning Jacket
& w/ ZZ Top

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