Mudcrutch Rides Again!

Mudcrutch – the band featuring Tom Petty along with Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell – has a new album and a tour to go with it.  Stops include Denver, Cincinnati, Boston, Atlanta, and San Francisco.
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The band’s second full length effort, appropriately called 2, lands in stores May 20.  Fans preordering the digital or vinyl format via will receive downloads of three tracks, including the first single “Trailer.”

The Mudcrutch story goes back to 1970 when Petty and Tom Leadon formed the group along with Campbell, Randall Marsh and Jim Lenehan.  The band signed with Shelter Records and released the single “Depot Street” in 1975, but broke up later that year.

Mudcrutch returned with a slightly different lineup when the band released an album and played a series of dates on the West Coast in 2008.  The upcoming tour is the band’s first-ever national outing.

Here’s the plan:

May 26 – Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre
May 29 – Chillicothe, Ill., Three Sisters Park (Summer Camp Music Festival)
May 31 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
June 2 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle
June 3 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Sawyer Point (Bunbury Music Festival)
June 6 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
June 7 – Philadelphia, Pa., The Fillmore Philadelphia
June 10 – New York, N.Y., Webster Hall
June 11 – New York, N.Y., Webster Hall
June 14 – Port Chester, N.Y., Capitol Theater
June 15 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
June 19 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
June 20 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
June 25 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Fonda
June 26 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Fonda
June 28 – Santa Ana, Calif, The Observatory

Every ticket purchased online for the headline tour includes a CD copy of the 2 album. Highway Companion club members get first dibs on tickets via special club presales beginning March 30.  General onsales launch April 1 at 10 a.m. local time.  VIP packages are available. Click here for details.