Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers are in the middle of their North American summer tour in support of new album Mojo, which dropped on June 15. Rolling Stone awarded the album four stars, calling it “dynamite.”
The band is offering a free download copy of the album to anyone who purchases tickets to the summer tour. Tour dates and ticket info here.
New York Times writer Ben Ratliff gives us an idea of what to expect on said tour (BTW: Buddy Guy is the opening act for the East Coast dates) with his review.
“On his new album, Mojo, the band puts longer solos in the songs,” writes Ratliff. “And though they’re not marathons — they’re just a minute or so longer than normal Tom Petty numbers — when he played them on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, you could experience time passing: you could hear instrumental momentum; you got a small chance to think about repetition, about yourself and your relationship to music. He was taking us for a walk.”
Speaking of reviews, we’ve also got one of Eagle Rock Entertainment’s new Classic Albums release of Damn the Torpedoes. Read it here.
And for a look at Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers recording studio and its massive collection of gear, check out this 12-minute video about the making of Mojo by clicking here.