Debut Album + Tour from Mike Campbell (Tom Petty + the Heartbreakers) and the Dirty Knobs Coming in March

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You might think of the Dirty Knobs as a “new” project for guitarist Mike Campbell, but that’s not what it is.

Campbell, known for years as a principal member of Tom Petty + the Heartbreakers, actually formed the band nearly fifteen years ago — but the band will release its debut album, Wreckless Abandon, on March 20.

The news was announced recently, and came with the premiere of a music video for its title track:

The music Campbell and the Dirty Knobs — Jason Sinay on guitars/vocals, Lance Morrison on bass and Matt Laug on drums — worked on together kicked around for years, as he was kept pretty busy with his “other” job for a while. After Petty’s passing in 2017, Campbell also took a stint filling in for Lindsey Buckingham on Fleetwood Mac‘s big tour a year or so ago.

“The Dirty Knobs first got together almost fifteen years ago but Wreckless Abandon is our first album and occasion to tour,” Campbell said in a statement. “Over the years The Knobs became an outlet for me to play some of the other songs I was writing and to keep the creative juices flowing in between working on albums and tours with Tom and The Heartbreakers.”

Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs will introduce themselves to a wider audience with the album and a spring tour. Here’s the schedule:

January 24-25—Santa Barbara, CA—SOhO [SOLD OUT]
March 10—Minneapolis, MN—Fine Line Music Hall
March 11—Chicago, IL—Park West
March 13—Indianapolis, IN—The Hi Fi
March 15—Nashville, TN—Brooklyn Bowl (Opening Weekend)
March 17—Alexandria, VA—Birchmere
March 18—Philadelphia, PA—World Café Live
March 20—Ridgefield CT—Ridgefield Playhouse
March 21—Derry, NH—Tupelo Music Hall
March 23—Boston, MA—Brighton Music Hall
March 26—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Bowl
April 7—San Francisco, CA—The Independent
April 10—Los Angeles, CA—The Troubadour
April 14—Boulder, CO—Fox Theatre
April 15—Denver, CO—Bluebird Theatre
April 17—Dallas, TX—Blue Light
April 18—Austin, TX—Antone’s
April 21—Houston, TX—Warehouse Live
April 24—New Orleans, LA—One Eyed Jacks
April 26—Gainesville, FL—High Dive
April 28—Tampa, FL—The Orpheum

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