The Strokes To Open for Petty

Everybody’s favorite New York rockers, The Strokes, will be opening up for Tom Petty in the fall, as his ‘Highway Companion Tour’ continues. Stevie Nicks, who was a “surprise” guest on the first eight shows of the tour, will return in that capacity for the second and third legs of the tour. Nicks will join Petty and the Heartbreakers during their set for a handful of songs, including “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.” Frank Black and John Mayer will also support Petty on some selected dates

On July 25, “Highway Companion,” Petty’s third solo and 18th overall career disc, will be released (American Recordings/Warner Bros. Records). The album was produced by Jeff Lynne with Petty and Mike Campbell, and features twelve new Petty compositions.

Tom Petty Fall Tour (Leg 3) Dates
Sep 14 Charter One Pavilion, Chicago, IL (w/ The Strokes)
Sep 15 Charter One Pavilion, Chicago, IL (w/ The Strokes)
Sep 17 Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX
Sep 19 Alltel Pavilion @ Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC (w/ The Strokes)
Sep 21 Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL (w/ The Strokes)
Sep 22 Hi Fi Buys Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA (w/ The Strokes)
Sep 27 Coors Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA (support TBA)
Sep 29 Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA (w/ Frank Black)
Sep 30 Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA (w/ Frank Black)
Oct 04 Glendale Arena, Phoenix, AZ (w/ John Mayer)

Tickets for the Berkeley dates will go on sale July 16; all other shows go on sale July 22 except Raleigh, NC which will go on sale July 21. There will be presales for Highway Companion Club members.
via Press Release

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