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Ex-Heartbreaker Mike Campbell’s tour – including Tampa date – postponed

Bill DeYoung



Mike Campbell, the longtime lead guitarist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, posted this photo on his Facebook page.

Mike Campbell, the longtime guitarist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, announced via social media Friday that the inaugural tour with his new band the Dirty Knobs – scheduled to begin in April – has been postponed until the fall.

The tour was to include an April 28 date at the Orpheum in Tampa. That show has been rescheduled for Sept. 9.

Wrote the 70-year-old Jacksonville native:

On Sunday night my doctors discovered some health issues which while fully treatable, need to be addressed before going out on tour. The good news, well really it’s great news, is that I’m going to be just fine. The bad news, and I say this with much frustration, is the tour which was scheduled to start next week will need to be postponed and rescheduled for September. Subsequently, we’ll also need to postpone the album release until Sept. 18.

Tickets for the original Orpheum date will be honored for the Sept. 9 show. Refunds, if desired, are available at the point of purchase.

I know that many of you made plans to travel to the upcoming shows and I’m so sorry that those plans have been upended. However, health is the most important thing and I want to bring you the best show possible. I truly appreciate everyone’s understanding. The Knobs and I are eagerly looking forward to seeing you and sharing more music with you, just a bit later than we had hoped.

With love,

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