Tom Petty Announces 2013 Tour, Talks New Album
February 28, 2013


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have expanded their 2013 touring plans, announcing residencies in New York City and Los Angeles, as well as a number of festival and other headlining dates. Petty and his band will play five shows at New York's Beacon Theatre between May 20-26, then six gigs at the Fonda Theatre in L.A. between June 3-11. The trek officially begins in Evansville, IN on May 16, with dates announced up to June 29 in Minneapolis. Along the way, Petty will also play the Hangout Music Festival in Alabama; Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN and the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE.

Petty discusses his upcoming plans in a new Rolling Stone interview, saying the residencies in smaller venues are "a good thing to do every now and then," he contends. "It gets the band members in tune with each other in a way that you don't get on a big tour. There's a different challenge than you're used to. We got together the other night, the band and I, and everybody is up for this. There's no telling what we'll do."

Petty and the Heartbreakers have also been recording a new album, and are considering debuting some new songs along the way. The band will return to the studio in July and hope to release the new record in 2014."I'd rather people heard the record before we perform the songs," Petty says. "But I also like the songs and want to play them. If they're sounding really good and I get the okay from the head office, I'll do it."

He told Rolling Stone that the new material is "kind of like [2010]'s Mojo to a new power. It's not as strict to the blues as that one is. But everything comes from the blues, and we've found something new a new way to stamp the blues."

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 2013 tour:

5/16 Evansville, IN
5/18 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Festival
5/20, 21, 23, 25 & 26 New York City
6/3, 4, 6, 8, 9 & 11 Los Angeles
6/15 Noblesville, IN
6/16 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
6/18 London, ONT
6/20 Pittsburgh
6/22 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival
6/23 Saratoga Springs, NY
6/28 Milwaukee Summerfest
6/29 Minneapois




 
Music News
A$AP Rocky Drops Early Release
Quick Hits: Neil Young, Of Monsters and Men, Chris Cornell, Boston Calling festival, Rob Thomas
Adam Lambert Unveils Two New Tracks
Academy Award-Nominated Actress Hailee Steinfeld Inks Record Deal With Republic Records
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, Slayer
The Week In Review: 5/18-5/22
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Madonna, Little Mix, Roger Waters
Pitch Perfect 2 Comes In At #1
Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, Kanye West, Five Finger Death Punch, Amy Winehouse, Riot Fest
FMQB Photo Pass: MMRBQ 2015
Quick Hits: Sam Smith, B.B. King, Life Is Beautiful festival, Bullet For My Valentine
Taylor Swift Cleans Up at Billboard Music Awards
Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj Lead 2015 BET Awards Nominees
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Bob Dylan, Janet Jackson, Nick Jonas, Chinx
Blues Legend B.B. King Passes Away
Breaking News
Michelle Jubelirer Promoted To COO, Capitol Music Group
CBS Radio Phoenix Names Tim Richards VP/Programming
Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas & Phil McIntyre Announce Formation Of Safehouse Records
Free Registration Offered To Radio Show's First-Ever Student Scholars Program
In Brief - May 26, 2015
May 22, 2015
Hubbard Radio Ups Jeremy Sinon To Corporate Digital Director
The Week In Review: 5/18-5/22
KSZR/Tucson Becomes Classic Hip Hop, 97.5 The Vibe
In Brief - May 22, 2015
May 21, 2015
President Obama To Renominate Jessica Rosenworcel As FCC Commissioner
Herndon Hasty Joins Cumulus Kansas City As VP/Sales
In Brief - May 21, 2015
May 20, 2015
Bruce Lundvall, Longtime Blue Note President, Dies At 79
Zach Mullins Named Digital Sales Manager For Cox Media Group/Atlanta
Quality Control Music Signs Joint Venture With Capitol Music Group/Motown Records
Spotify Adds Video Content, Podcasts
In Brief - May 20, 2015
May 19, 2015
iHeartCommunications To Pay $1M For Misusing EAS Tones During The Bobby Bones Show
Nielsen Study: Radio Delivers Decision-Makers For American Family Insurance
Triton To Represent XAPP Ad Inventory For jcapps Broadcasters
Pandora To Acquire Next Big Sound
Deezer Expands Content With News, Entertainment and Sports Podcasts
Republic/Island Execs & Artists at the BMAs
In Brief - May 19, 2015
May 18, 2015
Alpha Media To Purchase Morris Communications Radio Stations
FMQB NOW

Question Of
The Week

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!