Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker’s 2013 Summer Tour to Include Major Festival Appearances.
In total, they’ll play 18 concerts during the months of May and June, with things starting off May 16th at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. Along the way, they’ll play two special residencies in NY and LA, at the Beacon Theater and the Henry Fonda Theater, respectively – which should prove to be very intimate concerts celebrating the band’s past and present.
Tickets for LA residency go on sale Friday, March 22nd at 10 AM PST, while those for the New York residency go on sale Monday, March 25th at 10 AM EST. The rest of the tickets go on sale at varying dates and times depending on the city, find the complete list here.
According to Live Music Blog, Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ tour will represent a break from the studio, as they’re currently working on the follow up to their 2010’s bluesy, jammy album, Mojo, as they claim “…the as-yet-untitled new record will be released on Reprise Records in 2014.”
Their first festival stop will be Mississippi Hangout Festival, which takes place May 17th to 19th in Gulfport. Petty is currently set as one of the three headliners, including Kings of Leon, and another yet to be named. A mix of sounds will complement the headliners, including: the Trey Anastasio Band, The Shins, Bassnectar, The Roots, Steve Aoki, and The Black Crowes, among others.
The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival takes place June 13th to 16th and, in addition to Petty, features MASSIVE names, including: Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Bjork, Wilco, Pretty Lights, Wu-Tang Clan, and a vast, diverse lineup.
Deleware’s Firefly Music Festival is more rock oriented and will feature the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tom Petty as headliners, with bands like Vampire Weekend, Foster the People, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and The Avett Brothers filling out the lineup.
Finally, they’re currently one of the six main acts scheduled for Milwaukee’s Summerfest, “the world’s largest music festival,” which will take place over two separate weekends (June 26th to 30th and July 2nd to 7th). Petty and the Heartbreakers will take the stage on June 28th, while the other main acts include Fun. on June 27th, Jason Aldean with Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett June 29th, New Kids on the Block with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men on July 2nd, Canadian rock band Rush on July 4th, and Tim McGraw with Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft scheduled for July 5th.