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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Announce 2012 Shows, Including First European Tour in 20 Years

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have announced a series of North American shows in 2012 -- prior to heading out on their first European tour in 20 years.

The North American tour includes the band's first-ever show at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, where they will headline the first weekend of the annual event on April 28.

Petty & Co. are also heading to Canada, where they will perform in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia for the first time. They'll also play in St. John's, Newfoundland, on June 3 and in Halifax, Nova Scotia on a date to be named later.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will then head to Europe to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival on June 22, plus other shows in Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Switzerland, France and Italy.

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2012 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

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.