It’s sort of easy to take Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers for granted, as the venerable classic rock act (though believe it or not they were considered new wave early on in their career) have been making music together since 1976. Petty & Co, who have sold over 50 millions copies of their albums, have a back catalog of songs that have become sing-along radio staples. Now some thirty-four years into their storied career the band will be releasing their twelfth studio album Mojo, and first since 2002’s The Last DJ, on June 15.
The blues-based album, which is said to have been inspired by Petty’s Mudcrutch reunion project, was recorded with all the band members together in the same room and has the loose jammy feel of a live album. Petty, who is no stranger to the music video, fully embracing in the medium during MTV’s halcyon days, dropped his latest for I Should Have Known It…
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers will kick off their massive North American tour with a two-night stand at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 1, and will feature Joe Cocker, CSN, the Drive-By Truckers, ZZ Top, Buddy Guy and My Morning Jacket all taking turns as opening acts.