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Tom Petty to Kick Off A Summer North American Tour

April 22, 2006, 4:27 am GMT

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will kick off a summer North American tour June 9 in Charlotte, N.C


With the help of friends and guests, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are ready to hit the road, plan to kick off a summer North American tour June 9 in Charlotte, N.C. The first eight shows of the trek will be opened by former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio before then followed by six double-bills with Pearl Jam through July 2-3 in Denver.

As of the second leg, held in July and August, it will among others feature The Allman Brothers Band and Derek Trucks Band. Click on the singer's official site for a complete tour dates.

In the accompanying feature, two new songs of Tom Petty, namely "Saving Grace" and "Big Weekend", will premiere as part of the NBA playoffs telecasts, beginning Saturday April 22 on ABC and ESPN. The tracks will be found on Petty's upcoming solo album, "Highway Companion," set to hit the store this summer.

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