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.