Tom Petty has revived his pre-Heartbreakers group Mudcrutch for a new album, and will mount a spring tour of California beginning Apr. 12 in Malibu. The lineup will consist of Petty, Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and keyboardist Benmont Tench as well as Tom Leadon and Randall Marsh.
The tour will hit Santa Cruz, Ventura and San Francisco before concluding with a four-night stand at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. Tickets go on sale Friday (March 21) to members of Petty’s Highway Companion Club, who will receive six album track downloads prior to street date.
The 14-track self-titled album, due April 29 via Reprise, is Mudcrutch’s first. A few songs from the band appeared on the 1995 Petty boxed set “Playback,” including its version of the future Heartbreakers hit “Don’t Do Me Like That.”
As previously reported, Petty will begin a North American summer tour with the Heartbreakers on May 30 in Grand Rapids, Mich., with Steve Winwood as support.
Here is the track list for “Mudcrutch”:
“Orphan Of The Storm”
“Six Days On The Road”
“This Is A Good Street”
“The Wrong Thing To Do”
“Queen Of The Go-Go Girls”
“Lover Of The Bayou”
“House Of Stone”
Here are Mudcrutch’s California tour dates:
Apr. 12: Malibu, Calif. (Malibu PAC)
Apr. 14: Santa Cruz (Civic Auditorium)
Apr. 16-17: San Francisco (Fillmore)
Apr. 19: Santa Barbara (Arlington Theatre)
Apr. 20: Ventura (Ventura Theater)
Apr. 22: Alpine (Concerts In The Park)
Apr. 25-26, 28-29: West Hollywood (Troubadour)