Tom Petty Planning “Another Great LP”

 

Another superstar gets
the social networking bug. Meanwhile, let’s give props to one of the Blurt staffers for his Petty-related work (see below).

 

By Fred Mills

 

Billboard.com is reporting on the Twitter-hosted Q&A
session yesterday between Tom Petty and his tweeting fans – in a novel twist,
the artist (who has admitted he’s been slow on the social networking uptake)
took questions via Twitter ( @tompetty)
and responded in the standard 140-or-less characters format. (“Very
frustrating…  not enough space to answer”
was one comment he made about said format.)

 

In addition to some of the expected banalities associated
with tweeting, Petty did disclose that he’s got a new album planned (“too soon
to know details”) and that he hopes to “make another great album.” Also, he’s
been working on an expanded edition of his 1994 classic Wildflowers, will put together another Mudcrutch project
eventually, and will definitely release some of his album in the Blu-ray
format.

 

Petty and his Heartbreakers announced a 2012 tour earlier
this week that will include 9 American dates (including April 28 at the New
Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival) plus a series of European shows. Full itinerary can be found below.

 

Meanwhile, we here at BLURT can’t help but giving props to one of our own: Associate Editor Andy Tennille, who worked as the official tour photographer on Petty’s 2010 road trip, recently had to of his choice photos appear on the record sleeve of Petty’s Black Friday limited edition live LP Kiss My Amps Live. Check out the front and back images – and congrats to Tennille. Yes, we are jealous…

 

 

 

 

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, 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

 

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