Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have announced their 2014 North American tour as well as the July 29 release of their first new studio album in four years, Hypnotic Eye. Petty recently told Rolling Stone of the new material: "I knew I wanted to do a Rock & Roll record. We hadn't made a straight hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end, in a long time." Hypnotic Eye will be available in CD, digital, high-resolution Blu-ray audio and vinyl formats. The vinyl will be available as one-LP or as two-LPs inclusive of an additional track not available in any other format. It will be out via Reprise Records.
The tour, featuring special guest Steve Winwood, will begin in San Diego on August 3. It 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 shows will go on sale on starting Saturday, May 31.
The confirmed tour dates are as follows:
Aug 3 San Diego, CA Aug 5 Boise, ID Aug 7 Eugene, OR Aug 9 San Francisco, CA (Outside Lands Festival) Aug 12 Portland, OR Aug 14 Vancouver, BC Aug 15 George, WA Aug 17 Edmonton, AB Aug 19 Calgary, AB Aug 21 Winnipeg, MB Aug 23 Chicago, IL Aug 26 Toronto, ONT Aug 28 Montreal, QC Aug 30 Boston, MA Sep 6 Arrington, VA (Lockn' Festival) Sep 7 Darien Center, NY Sep 10 New York, NY Sep 13 Hartford, CT Sep 15 Philadelphia, PA Sep 18 Raleigh, NC Sep 20 West Palm Beach, FL Sep 21 Tampa, FL Sep 23 Nashville, TN Sep 25 Houston, TX Sep 26 Dallas, TX Sep 28 Tulsa, OK Sep 30 Kansas City, MO Oct 1 Lincoln, NE Oct 7 Anaheim, CA Oct 10 Los Angeles, CA