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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Announce 2010 North American Tour and New Album, Mojo

February 25, 2010

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ — 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 Niagara 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 on sale 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.

SOURCE Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers


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