Today (Dec. 14) American rock band Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers announced on their official website, 2012 North American and European headlining tour dates. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers 2012 North American tour begins April 19 in Broomfield, CO and concludes on June 3 in St. John’s, NL. The full list of tour dates can be viewed below.
The bands 2012 European tour will begin on June 7 in Dublin, IR and conclude on June 30 in Mannheim, GER. This will be the bands first tour of Europe in 20 years, and their first ever show at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival where they will headline 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.
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 about Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ upcoming plans.
Opening acts for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers 2012 will be announced at a later date. Ticket onsale information for the North American leg will be announced soon, and ticket information for the European can be viewed here. If you are a member of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Highway Companions Club then you will have access to special presales to purchase tickets for most shows. Emails will be sent out on Friday to club members with more details.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers 2012 North American 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
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers 2012 European Tour Dates:
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, NOR
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