Tom Petty & Black Crowes Join Up For Summer Tour

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have secured the reunited Black Crowes for much of a North American tour that will kick off in early June and remain on the road through late August. The run will mark Petty’s return to the touring circuit after a two-year break from large-scale outings.

Petty’s run will open June 8 in Ft. Myers, Fla. At deadline, 22 shows were confirmed, including a June 11 headlining slot on the rock stage at Atlanta’s 12th annual Music Midtown Festival.

The Crowes opened their first tour since October 2001 on Tuesday in New York. As previously reported, the group warmed up for its return by playing surprise club shows throughout the Northeast.

In related news, the Crowes have linked with Instant Live to provide authorized soundboard recordings of shows on its current run, but at deadline it was unclear when the venture will be up and running.

Here are Petty’s tour dates:

June 8: Ft. Myers, Fla. (Germain Arena)

June 10: Tampa, Fla. (Ford Amphitheatre)

June 11: Atlanta (Music Midtown Festival)

June 14: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center)

June 15: Burgettstown, Pa. (Post-Gazette Pavilion)

June 17: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Waterfront)

June 18: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center)

June 21: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)

June 22: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)

June 24: Hartford, Conn. ( Meadows Music Theatre)

June 25: Buffalo, N.Y. (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)

June 28: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel Arena)

June 30: Cuyhoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)

July 1: Milwaukee (Marcus Amphitheatre; Summerfest)

July 13: Nashville (Starwood Amphitheatre)

July 15: Tinley Park, Ill. (Tweeter Center)

July 16: Caddot, Wis. (Rockfest)

July 20: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre)

July 21: Noblesville, Ind. (Verizon Wireless Music Center)

July 27: Columbia, Md. (Merriweather Post Pavilion)

July 30: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)

Aug. 26: Berkeley, Calif. (Greek Theatre)

Source billboard/com.

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