Heavy Petty-ing (Sorry)

Handsome man? Or THE HANDSOMEST MAN? Or something entirely different.

Everyone still likes Tom Petty, correct? His Mudcrutch CD, as much as it was really just a Heartbreakers CD with a slightly different haircut and a trucker’s hat on, was quite excellent, and he does have the most hirsute of faces. Shaggy beards are always rock n’ roll (except, naturally enough, when it’s a rabid tramp whose face is housing the beard, and that face is currently knawing at your knees. But since, as far as I can possibly be aware, Petty is not a homeless lunatic, he is rock n’ roll. Here’s a question: does it make it less rock n’ roll to put the proper apostrophe after the “n” in “rock n’ roll”?)


Petty is back with the Heartbreakers – assuming you consider Mudcrutch a different band, and not simply a cunning alias – for his new album, Mojo. They had released a song (“Good Enough“) from the album for listenin’s. And now? Now there is another one of it – “I Should Have Known It”. Much like Petty’s beard, it is rock n’ roll at its finest. Also, Mike Campbell is demonstrably madskillzed, or something. Video of “I Should Have Known It”, and some tour details or something, below the cut.

That’s courtesy of YeahOYeah.com, so blame them for the ghastly UI that so interferingly infests the video.

And now some dates. Tour dates. Some of the opening acts Petty has kindly secured include Crosby, Stills and Nash, My Morning Jacket, and the Drive-By Truckers. That will be a lot of beard on show. Go to his official site for full listings. What am I, some kind of shill? (In actual fact, I am a kind of shell.)

June 3 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks
June 5 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
June 8 – Vancouver, BC – GM Place
June 11 – Seattle, WA – The Gorge
June 12 – Seattle, WA – The Gorge
June 15 – Calgary, AB – Pengrowth Saddledome
June 16 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
June 19 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
June 22 – St. Paul, MN – XCEL Energy Center
June 23 – Omaha, NE – Qwest Center
June 25 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Ampitheatre/Summerfest
June 26 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Ampitheatre/Summerfest
July 10 – Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
July 13 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
July 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 17 – Chicago, IL – United Center
July 20 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 22 – Detroit, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills
July 24 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavillion
July 28 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
July 31 – Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Center
Aug 11 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Aug 12 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Aug 14 – Darien Lake, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug 15 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 17 – Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre
Aug 19 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
Aug 21 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
Aug 24 – East Rutherford, NJ – Izod Center
Aug 25 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Center
Aug 27 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center
Sept 16 – Tampa, FL – St Pete Times Forum
Sept 18 – Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Sept 19 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sept 21 – Dallas, TX – Superpages.com Center
Sept 24 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sept 26 – Phoenix, AZ – U.S. Airways Center
Sept 28 – San Diego, CA – Cricket Pavilion
Oct 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Oct 2 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

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