Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers hitting the road in 2012

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have announced plans to hit the road for a 2012 tour that includes stops at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and a headlining performance at The Isle of Wight Festival.

It will also mark the first time Petty and the rest of the band have toured Europe in more than 20 years as well as the first time they have played the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The band will perform on the first weekend of the annual event on Saturday, April 28.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will also perform in the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia for the first time. The band will play in St. John's, NL on June 3 and in Halifax, NS on a date to be announced shortly.
Following the Canadian dates, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will head to Europe for a tour which includes their already announced headlining performance at the Isle of Wight Festival on June 22. Shows in Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Switzerland, France, and Italy are currently included on the itinerary.
Tom Petty will be live on Twitter @TomPetty Thursday December 15 at 2:30pm PT to chat with the fans and answer questions for one hour.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 2012 Tour Dates:
April 19 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, CO
April 21 Verizon Arena, Little Rock, AR
April 24 Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM
April 26 INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, KS
April 28 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA
April 29 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA   
May 1 Germain Arena, Estero, FL   
May 3 Amway Center, Orlando, FL
May 5  Frank Irwin Center, Austin, TX    
June 3 Mile One Centre, St. John's, NL    
June 7 02 Arena, Dublin, IR
June 8 The Marquee, Cork, IR
June 10 02 World, Hamburg, GER
June 12 Open Air, Horsens, DK
June 14 The Globe, Stockholm, SWE
June 15 Norwegian Wood Festival, Oslo, NO
June 22 Isle of Wight Festival, UK    
June 24  Hallenstadion, Zurich, SWI   
June 25 Lanxess Arena, Cologne, GER 
June 27 Grand Rex, Paris, FR
June 29 Piazza Napoleone, Lucca, IT
June 30 SAP Arena, Mannheim, GER

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