May 08, 2010

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Got Their Mojo Working, Ready For The Road

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are gearing up for their much-anticipated summer tour in support of Mojo, the band’s first album since their 2002 concept album, The Last DJ.

While the new LP doesn’t hit stores until June 15, those who purchase a ticket for the tour online (or who already have) can download a copy on its release date at no additional cost. Two tracks—“First Flash of Freedom” and “Good Enough”—are available immediately upon purchasing a ticket. Also as part of the deal, online ticket buyers will be able to download a batch of live performances culled from select dates once the tour wraps.

Much as he did on his last road trip in 2008, Petty has recruited a roster of classic and contemporary artists to open, including Joe Cocker, My Morning Jacket, Buddy Guy, Drive-By Truckers, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash. The tour kicks off on June 1 with a two-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, but Petty & The Heartbreakers will warm up with an appearance on the May 15th season finale of Saturday Night Live.