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 6 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
May 7 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 9 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
May 15 Dallas, TX Center
May 16 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 18 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
May 22 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
June 2 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
June 3 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 5 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
June 8 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
June 11 – 12 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
June 15 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
June 16 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
June 19 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
June 22 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
June 23 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Omaha
June 25 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
July 10 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
July 13 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
July 15 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
July 17 Chicago, IL United Center
July 20 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
July 22 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
July 24 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagra Pavilion
July 28 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
July 31 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
August 11 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
August 12 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
August 14 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 15 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
August 17 Hartford, CT Comcast Theater
August 19, 21 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
August 24 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center
August 25 Toronto, ON Air Canada Center
August 27 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center