Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have booked a major tour of North America and Europe for 2012, including a headlining set during the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in late April. Petty will answer questions from fans on Twitter for an hour on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. ET.
Other acts just announced for the Jazz and Heritage Festival include the Eagles, Foo Fighters, Al Green, My Morning Jacket, Florence and the Machine, Bon Iver, John Mayer and Jill Scott, in addition to hundreds of New Orleans-related acts.
Petty's tour includes a previously announced headlining date June 22nd at the Isle of Wight Festival in the U.K. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's tour begins April 19th in Colorado.