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Tom Petty announces tour, new album 'Hypnotic Eye'

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Mojo Tour (2010)Honda Center
The tour stops at Honda Center in Anaheim on Oct. 7 and the Forum in Los Angeles on Oct. 10.
The album, his first in four years for Reprise Records, will be released July 29 in a wide variety of formats.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are again hitting the metaphorical 441.

The singer-songwriter and classic rock hero has confirmed both a new album, "Hypnotic Eye," and a North American tour slated for late summer and fall this year.

The album, his first in four years for Reprise Records, will be released July 29 in a wide variety of formats, including Blu-ray audio and an expanded double LP.

Petty described its sound to Rolling Stone: "I knew I wanted to do a rock 'n' roll record... We hadn't made a straight hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end, in a long time."

Tickets for the upcoming tour will go on sale May 31. The tour stops in the Los Angeles area with an Oct. 7 Honda Center date in Anaheim, and a Forum date on Oct. 10. The tour will feature Steve Winwood as the opening act. 

Each ticket for the tour will include a copy of "Hypnotic Eye," with members of his Highway Companions club getting early pre-sale access and an additional album of live recordings from last year.

The group most recently played a stand at Hollywood's Fonda Theatre in June. 

 

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