Update: April 28, 8:50 a.m.
The show originally scheduled for May 12 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY, has been officially cancelled. Ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase.
Former ticket holders for this show will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the July 15 show at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH, without any additional Ticketmaster service charges or convenience fees. More details of the offer are available on Tom Petty’s official Web site.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will face a one-month delay to their summer 2010 tour plans. But fans holding tickets to the postponed concerts will have to wait significantly longer before seeing the veteran rockers on stage.
The first 10 dates of the upcoming outing have been pushed back about four months due to a delay in release for the band’s new album, “Mojo.” Petty and his famous backing band were slated to launch this season’s tour on May 6 at the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion in Raleigh, NC, but will now kick off the festivities on June 5 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA.
The itinerary was originally scheduled to end with an August 27 event at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. The calendar now continues with a September 16 show at St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, FL, rescheduled from May 9, and closes with an October 2 engagement at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA, rescheduled from June 3.
Currently, nine of the tour’s 10 opening dates have been rescheduled, with full details on the revised itinerary below. A new performance date is still forthcoming for Petty’s previously planned May 12 show at Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY.
Original tickets will be honored on the new concert dates, and ticket sales for all dates will continue as usual. A statement on Petty’s official Web site noted that additional tour dates are also in the works, and onsales for any newly scheduled events will be updated as available.
“Mojo” was originally slated for a spring release, though an exact in-store date was not announced. The newly confirmed release date for the project is June 15.
Petty has booked a bevy of special guests to open on select dates of the upcoming tour, with Joe Cocker booked for the postponed events. While Petty’s site initially noted, “It has not yet been confirmed whether Joe Cocker will still appear as special guest on the rescheduled shows,” it is once again listing Cocker as the supporting act for the dates in question.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|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 – 26||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||Auburn Hills, MI||The Palace Of Auburn Hills|
|July 24||Burgettstown, PA||First Niagara Pavilion|
|July 28||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden Arena|
|Jul. 31 – Aug. 1||Philadelphia, PA||The Wachovia Center|
|August 11||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena|
|August 12||Nashville, TN||Bridgestone Arena|
|August 14||Darien Center, NY||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center|
|August 15||Bristow, VA||Jiffy Lube Live|
|August 17||Hartford, CT||Comcast Theatre|
|August 19, 21||Mansfield, MA||Comcast Center|
|August 24||East Rutherford, NJ||Izod Center|
|August 25||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|August 27||Saratoga Springs, NY||Saratoga Performing Arts Center|
|September 16||Tampa, FL||St. Pete Times Forum *|
|September 18||Raleigh, NC||Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion *|
|September 19||Charlotte, NC||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *|
|September 21||Dallas, TX||Superpages.com Center *|
|September 24||The Woodlands, TX||The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *|
|September 26||Phoenix, AZ||US Airways Center *|
|September 28||Chula Vista, CA||Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre *|
|October 1||Los Angeles, CA||Hollywood Bowl *|
|October 2||Irvine, CA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *|
* Postponed from earlier scheduled date.