Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Announce 2012 Tour. The band also headlines New Orleans Jazz Fest. - Rolling Stone
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Announce 2012 Tour

Will also headline New Orleans Jazz Fest with the Eagles, Foo Fighters

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform in advance of the band's 'Mojo' release at Oracle Arena.

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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. 

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