Tom Petty announces plans for new album, summer tour

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have announced plans for an expansive summer tour in support of their highly anticipated forthcoming album, Mojo. The band will rock a two-night stand at the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Thursday, August 19 and Saturday, August 21. Tickets for both shows, which range in price from $35 to $125, will go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation. My Morning Jacket has been tapped to open both shows.

Mojo, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’s first studio album in eight years, is set for release on Reprise Records this spring. Fans will receive a free download of the new album for each ticket purchased online to any of the band’s summer shows. Once fans purchase tickets online they will receive an email with codes entitling them to download two tracks from Mojo (“First Flash Of Freedom” and “Good Enough.”) Then, on the release date of the album, which has yet to be determined, ticket buyers will be sent a download of the entire album. Also included with every online ticket purchase, to be delivered at the end of the 2010 tour, will be a selection of live tracks recorded during the tour. Fans can also get a taste of Mojo by listening to “Good Enough”, which is now streaming on the band’s official website.

Petty and the Heartbreakers will precede their Boston show with a stop at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut on Tuesday, August 17. Crosby, Stills and Nash will open that show.


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