LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Tom Petty has reunited with his pre-Heartbreakers band Mudcrutch and announced that a new album and a new tour is in the offing.
The band's second album, entitled "2" will be released by Reprise Records on May 20th. The album is the follow up to the band's 2008 eponymous debut and was produced by band members Tom Petty and Mike Campbell with Ryan Ulyate.
Mudcrutch will be supporting the album with a headline tour of North America, with Los Angeles-based rock band The Shelters, who will release their debut album on Warner Bros. Records this summer, providing support on all dates.
Initially formed in 1970 in Gainesville, Florida, Mudcrutch is considered to be the precursor to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Founding members Tom Petty (bass/vocals), Tom Leadon (guitar/vocals), Mike Campbell (guitar/vocals), and Randall Marsh (drums/vocals)
are in the current lineup, as well as Heartbreakers alum Benmont Tench (keyboards/vocals) who joined Mudcrutch as an early addition.
Mudcrutch 2016 Tour Dates:
Thursday, May 26th @ Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
Sunday, May 29th @ Summer Camp Festival*, Chillicothe, IL
Tuesday, May 31st @ Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Thursday, June 2nd @ Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
Friday, June 3rd @ Bunbury Music Festival*, Cincinnati, OH
Monday, June 6th @ 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Tuesday, June 7th @ The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
Friday, June 10th @ Webster Hall, New York, NY
Saturday, June 11th @ Webster Hall, New York, NY
Tuesday, June 14th @ Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Wednesday, June 15th @ House of Blues, Boston, MA
Sunday, June 19th @ The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Monday, June 20th @ The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Saturday, June 25th @ The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, June 26th @ The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, June 28th @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA