Tom Petty announces album release date, new tour

Tom Petty & The Heartbreaks have announced their 2014 North American tour and the July 29th release of their first new studio album in four years, Hypnotic Eye, to be released on Reprise Records.

The tour, kicking off in San Diego, CA on August 3rd, will feature very special guest Steve Winwood. The tour includes already announced headline performances at San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival and at the Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, VA. On Labor Day weekend, for the first time ever, the band will perform at Boston’s Fenway Park.

Tickets to many of the newly announced tour dates go on sale Saturday, May 31st at Ticketmaster. Pre-sales for members of Petty’s Highway Companions Club begin Monday, May 26th for select Canadian cities. The full list of tour cities, venues, dates and ticketing information is available below.

Each ticket to the 2014 Tour will include Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ new album, Hypnotic Eye. The album was recently described by Rolling Stone magazine as “maximum rock & roll” and “a decisive return to the concise Sixties-rock classicism of his first great New Wave era albums.

Hypnotic Eye will be available in CD, high resolution Blu-ray Pure Audio and vinyl formats. The vinyl will be available as single LP or as 2 LPs inclusive of an additional track not available in any other format.

Fans who pre-order the digital album on iTunes and Amazon beginning June 3rd will get an instant download of the first of several album tracks to be revealed prior to the release date.

Members of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ Highway Companions Fan Club will be granted access to the first Tour 2014 ticket pre-sale, allowing priority access to tickets. Members will also receive a CD copy of Hypnotic Eye plus a digital copy of an exclusive new live album, Live 2013, which features eleven tracks recorded during the Heartbreakers’ 2013 theatre residencies in New York and Los Angeles, plus tracks recorded at the most recent Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival – all hand-picked by Petty.

Upcoming concert pre-sales for legacy Highway Companions Club members begin for select Canadian dates on Monday, May 26th and select US dates on Tuesday, May 27th. The pre-sales for new fan club members begin a day after the legacy pre-sale begins.

Tour Dates

Aug 03 San Diego, CA- Viejas Arena
Aug 05 Boise, ID- Taco Bell Arena
Aug 07 Eugene , OR- Matthew Knight Arena
Aug 12 Portland, OR- Moda Center
Aug 14 Vancouver, BC- Pepsi Live
Aug 15 George, WA- The Gorge
Aug 17 Edmonton, AB- Rexall Place
Aug 19 Calgary, AB- Scotiabank Saddledome
Aug 21 Winnipeg, MB- MTS Centre
Aug 23 Chicago, IL- United Center
Aug 26 Toronto, ONT- Air Canada Centre
Aug 28 Montreal, QC- Bell Centre
Aug 30 Boston, MA- Fenway Park
Sep 07 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sep 10 New York, NY- Madison Square Garden
Sep 13 Hartford, CT- XL Center
Sep 15 Philadelphia, PA- Wells Fargo Center
Sep 18 Raleigh, NC- PNC Arena
Sep 20 West Palm Beach, FL- Cruzan Amphitheater
Sep 21 Tampa, FL- Tampa Bay Times Forum
Sep 23 Nashville, TN- Bridgestone Arena
Sep 25 Houston, TX- Toyota Center
Sep 26 Dallas, TX- American Airlines Center
Sep 28 Tulsa, OK- BOK Center
Sep 30 Kansas City, MO- Sprint Center
Oct 01 Lincoln, NE- Pinnacle Bank Arena
Oct 07 Anaheim, CA- Honda Center
Oct 10 Los Angeles, CA- The Forum

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