Veteran rock crew Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will reclaim the road this summer with an extensive set of tour plans that spans four...

Veteran rock crew Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will reclaim the road this summer with an extensive set of tour plans that spans four months.

Current plans route Petty’s tour busses through 36 markets across the United States and Canada. The lengthy venture begins with a May 6 show at Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion in Raleigh, NC, and concludes August 27 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY.

The rockers’ U.S. itinerary includes stops on May 22 at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA; June 11-12 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, WA; July 17 at United Center in Chicago, IL; July 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY; and August 19 and 21 at Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA.

Fans north of the border can anticipate at least five dates with Petty and his famous backing band, including engagements on June 8 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC, and August 25 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON.

On June 25, Petty and the Heartbreakers will headline the day’s Summerfest festivities in Milwaukee, WI. Those will be the first tickets available to the general public, with onsales kicking off March 6.

Meanwhile, paid members of the Highway Companions Club will have the first shot at all regular concert tickets during a presale that starts March 3. The tour’s remaining public onsales will follow on March 8.

A motley group of artists will step in as special guests on various legs of the tour, including Joe Cocker (May 6-June 19); Drive-by Truckers (June 22-23, July 10-24); ZZ Top (June 25); Crosby, Stills and Nash (August 11-17, 25-27); and My Morning Jacket (August 19-24).

Petty and the Heartbreakers are touring in support of the group’s first studio record since 2002, “Mojo,” which is due in record stores this spring.

Online ticket buyers will have the first chance to hear two new tracks from the album via an exclusive e-mail download code with their purchase. Then when the record is officially released, ticket holders will receive a full-album download, as well as an additional download of live tracks from the tour at the end of the summer venture.

The upcoming jaunt follows their sold-out 2008 tour. High demand for tickets helped Petty debut at No. 5 on TicketNews’ exclusive event rankings in February 2008, following the band’s blow-out performance at Super Bowl XLII by just a few days.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

May 6Raleigh, NCTime Warner Cable Music Pavilion
May 7Charlotte, NCVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 9Tampa, FLSt. Pete Times Forum
May 15Dallas, TXSuperpages.com Center
May 16The Woodlands, TXThe Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 18Phoenix, AZUS Airways Center
May 22Los Angeles, CAHollywood Bowl
June 2Chula Vista, CACricket Wireless Amphitheatre
June 3Irvine, CAVerizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 5Oakland, CAOracle Arena
June 8Vancouver, BCGeneral Motors Place
June 11 – 12Quincy, WAGorge Amphitheatre
June 15Calgary, ABPengrowth Saddledome
June 16Edmonton, ABRexall Place
June 19Winnipeg, MBMTS Centre
June 22Saint Paul, MNXcel Energy Center
June 23Omaha, NEQwest Center Omaha
June 25Milwaukee, WISummerfest
July 10Noblesville, INVerizon Wireless Music Center
July 13Kansas City, MOSprint Center
July 15Cincinnati, OHRiverbend Music Center
July 17Chicago, ILUnited Center
July 20Cuyahoga Falls, OHBlossom Music Center
July 22Detroit, MIPalace of Auburn Hills
July 24Pittsburgh, PAFirst Niagra Pavilion
July 28New York, NYMadison Square Garden
July 31Philadelphia, PAWachovia Center
August 11Atlanta, GAPhilips Arena
August 12Nashville, TNSommet Center
August 14Darien Lake, NYDarien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 15Bristow, VAJiffy Lube Live
August 17Hartford, CTComcast Theater
August 19, 21Mansfield, MAComcast Center
August 24East Rutherford, NJIZOD Center
August 25Toronto, ONAir Canada Center
August 27Saratoga Springs, NYSaratoga Performing Arts Center