Photo from Big Hassle

Mudcrutch Announce New Album, Tour

Mudcrutch, the rejuvenated early band featuring Tom Petty and Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, has announced a May 20 release of its second album, "2," as well as a 16-date U.S. tour to support it.

The group, which was together from 1970-75 and then reunited in 2007 -- including original members Randall Marsh and Tom Leadon (younger brother of Eagles co-founder Bernie Leadon) -- released its first album in 2008. "2" will be preceded by the limited-edition single "Trailer"/"Beautiful World" on Record Store Day, April 16, and fans buying tickets for the concerts will receive a free copy of the new album, which was co-produced by Petty, Campbell and Heartbreakers engineer Ryan Ulyate.

The tour kicks off May 26 in Denver and mixes festival and theater performances. The full itinerary includes:
May 26 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
May 29 - Chillicothe, IL - Summer Camp Festival
May 31 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
June 2 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
June 3 - Cincinnati, OH - Bunbury Music Festival
June 6 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
June 7 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
June 10, 11 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
June 14 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
June 15 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
June 19, 20 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
June 25, 26 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
June 28 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.