While Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have been no strangers to the road over the last decade, the classic rock act hasn’t released anything in the way of new material since 2002’s The Last DJ. That will all change when Petty & Co. drop their 12th studio album entitled Mojo via Reprise Records later this Spring, and have wasted no time in announcing a massive summer arena and shed tour in support that kicks off in Raliegh, NC on May 6.
Joining Petty on various stops will be an impressive and diverse group of opening acts that includes My Morning Jacket, Drive-By Truckers, Crosby Stills & Nash and Joe Cocker – a slot that helped put 70 Volt Parade on the map back in 2006.
Tickets will go on-sale beginning March 8 via Live Nation, with those purchased online to include not only an MP3 download of the entire new album upon its release (with First Flash Of Freedom and Good Enough available at the time of purchase), but a selection of handpicked live tracks from the tour – pretty sweet deal!
READ ON for the full list of dates and openers…
Sunday morning is always a mellow day for Gathering of the Vibes. With the four day weekend coming to a close and the festival rolling into its last hours of music, many are busy packing up camp and getting ready for the trip home. Some are exchanging emails with their camping neighbors, while others are getting the number from a cute girl they danced with through till the morning sun. However, this year’s headliner Crosby Stills and Nash helped to draw many new attendees to the site for Sunday only. A deal that was even further sweetened by the Sunday only VIP option allowing you to show up and get down, no camping supplies needed.
[All Photos by Jeremy Gordon]
The morning started off with the World Peace Prayer and the Harlem Gospel Choir, similar to last year’s Sunday lineup. The sweet soothing sounds gently nudged the sleeping masses awake. At the GOTV, even church on Sunday involves singing and getting down.
Next up was a different sort of religion as John Brown’s Body came out strong with their reggae sounds. It somehow seems like sunny Sunday mornings are made for listening to reggae. The boys from Boston get you on your feet and moving with out exaggerating the previous night’s head-ache.
READ ON for the rest of Jeremy and Carla’s recap of day four…