Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Announce New Album, Tour
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform live in concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater August 26, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas. FilmMagic

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will release "Mojo," their first album in eight years, this spring, the band announced today. The venerable heartland rockers also unveiled dates for a North American summer tour, which kicks off May 6 in Raleigh, N.C. and wraps Aug. 27 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

"Mojo" marks Petty and company's first release since 2002's "The Last DJ" (Petty released his third solo album, "Highway Companion" in 2006). "The Last DJ" garnered mostly positive reviews and praise for its honest lyrics and pointed criticism of the music industry. Though the album reached No. 9 on the Billboard 200, it pulled up shy of gold, selling 353,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Fresh on the heels of "Mojo's" release, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will hit the road with an impressive billing of guest performers, including Joe Cocker, Drive-By Truckers, ZZ Top, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and My Morning Jacket. Tickets for all shows go on sale March 8 with the exception the June 25 Summerfest date, which will be available March 6.

Here are Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' tour dates:

May 6: Raleigh, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Pavilion at Walnut Creek)*

May 7: Charlotte, N.C (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)*

May 9: Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum)*

May 15: Dallas, Tex. (Superpages.com Center)*

May 16: Houston, Tex. (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)*

May 18: Phoenix, Ariz. (US Airways Arena)*

May 22: Los Angeles, Calif. (Hollywood Bowl)*

Jun 2: San Diego, Calif. (Cricket Wireless Pavilion)*

Jun 3: Irvine, Calif. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)*

Jun 5: Oakland, Calif. (Oracle Pavilion)*

Jun 8: Vancouver, BC (GM Place)*

Jun 11: Seattle, Wash. (The Gorge)*

Jun 12: Seattle, Wash. (The Gorge)*

Jun 15: Calgary, AB (Pengrowth Saddledome)*

Jun 16: Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)*

Jun 19: Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)*

Jun 22: St Paul, Minn. (Xcel Energy Center)**

Jun 23: Omaha, Neb. (Qwest Center)**

Jun 25: Milwaukee, Wis. (Summerfest)***

Jul 10: Indianapolis, Ind. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)**

Jul 13: Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center)**

Jul 15: Cincinnati, Ohio (Riverbend Music Center)**

Jul 17: Chicago, Ill. (United Center)**

Jul 20: Cleveland, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)**

Jul 22: Detroit, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)**

Jul 24: Pittsburgh, Pa. (First Niagra Pavilion)**

Jul 28: New York, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden)

Jul 31: Philadelphia, Pa. (Wachovia Center)

Aug 11: Atlanta, Ga. (Philips Arena)****

Aug 12: Nashville, Tenn. (Sommet Center)****

Aug 14: Darien Lake, N.Y. (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)****

Aug 15: Bristow, Vt. (Jiffy Lube Live)****

Aug 17: Hartford, Conn. (Comcast Theater)****

Aug 19: Boston, Mass. (Comcast Center)*****

Aug 21: Boston, Mass. (Comcast Center)*****

Aug 24: East Rutherford, N.J. (IZOD Center)*****

Aug 25: Toronto, ON (Air Canada Center)****

Aug 27: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)****

* with Joe Cocker

** with Drive-by Truckers

*** with ZZ Top

**** with Crosby, Stills & Nash

***** with My Morning Jacket

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