Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tom Petty announces new album and North American tour

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have announced the July 29th release of their first new studio album in four years, "Hypnotic Eye", and a companion North American tour with Steve Winwood that will begin August 3rd.

“I knew I wanted to do a rock ‘n’ roll record,” Petty recently told Rolling Stone. “We hadn’t made a straight, hard-rocking record, from beginning to end, in a long time.”

“Hypnotic Eye” signals a return to the sound and feel of his first two records, 1976’s self-titled debut and 1978’s “You’re Gonna Get It!”

“That’s what [long-time guitarist] Mike [Campbell] said: ‘You sing like you did on the first two albums,’” explained Petty. “Maybe this album does sound like that. But it’s that band 30 years later.”

Writing material for the 11-track record, co-produced by Petty, Campbell and Ryan Ulyate, took place periodically over the past three years. “You must get the songs,” says Tom. “It takes to write 10 or 11 really good songs.”

“Hypnotic Eye” will be available in CD, digital, high resolution Blu-ray audio and vinyl formats. The vinyl will be available as 1-LP or as 2-LPs inclusive of an additional track not available in any other format.

The North American tour begins August 3rd in San Diego, California.

The trek 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 concerts will go onsale at Ticketmaster.com and other ticketing services beginning Saturday May 31.

Every 2014 Tour ticket will include Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' new album, “Hypnotic Eye.”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
2014 North American Tour

08/03 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
08/05 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
08/07 – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Center
08/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival
08/12 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
08/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
08/15 – George, WA @ The Gorge
08/17 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
08/19 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
08/21 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
08/23 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
08/26 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
08/28 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
08/30 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
09/06 – Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Festival
09/07 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
09/10 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
09/13 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
09/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
09/18 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
09/20 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Ampitheater
09/21 – Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum
09/23 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
09/25 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
09/26 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
09/28 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
09/30 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
10/01 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
10/07 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
10/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

See also:

VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon duets with Stevie Nicks as Tom Petty
Tom Petty reveals new album details
VIDEO: Tom Petty rocks Super Bowl 42
Tom Petty announces summer tour
Search Tom Petty at hennemusic