Tom Petty Announce New Album "Mojo," Big Summer Tour

February 25, 2010 12:00 AM ET

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will release their new album Mojo, their first LP together in eight years, this spring before embarking on a huge summer tour starting May 6th in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tickets go on sale to the public starting March 8th. As an extra bonus, anyone who purchases tickets online for Petty and the Heartbreakers' summer trek will receive a free digital of Mojo on the album's release date, and two Mojo tracks — "First Flash Of Freedom" and "Good Enough" — will arrive at the time of purchase. The simmering "Good Enough" is streaming now over at Petty's official site.

Petty has assembled an all-star roster of artists to accompany the Heartbreakers on tour as opening acts. My Morning Jacket, Joe Cocker, ZZ Top, Drive-By Truckers and Crosby, Stills and Nash will all join Petty on the road at various points throughout the tour. Check out all the tour details below, and for more on Mojo, grab our new issue next week, which features our huge Spring Album Preview.

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

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