Heartbreakers Reunion 4/25/22

Mike Campbell‘s Dirty Knobs have enlisted the aid of former Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers drummer Stan Lynch to fill in for their usual drummer who’s otherwise booked on the road. Lynch, who quit working with Tom Petty back in 1994 after the sessions for the band’s 1993 Greatest Hits compilation spent 18 years with the band. Campbell posted on social media announcing that Lynch would be filling in for drummer Matt Laug through the end of June.

Campbell, who’s been receiving good notices for the Dirty Knobs’ second album, External Combustion, admitted to us that carrying on in the wake of Tom Petty’s 2017 death is still tough for him: [“I don’t know if you’ve ever lost a brother or a family member, but it’s. . .  I’ll never get over it completely. I’m still, y’know, going through the grief stages. But there was a short period of just, kinda, shuttin’ down and shock. And then you pick yourself up and go, ‘What and I gonna do? Sit around and be sad about this or get on with my music, y’know?’ And so, that’s what I’m doing.”] SOUNDCUE (:17 OC: . . . what I’m doing)

  • Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs tour dates (subject to change):
    April 23 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
    April 24 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
    April 26 – Dallas, TX – Trees
    April 28 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
    April 30 – Austin, TX – Antone’s Nightclub
    May 1 – Austin, TX – Antone’s Nightclub
    May 4 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
    May 6, 7- Gainesville, FL – High Dive
    May 28 – Simi Valley, CA – Happy Hills Festival
    May 31 – Seattle, WA- The Crocodile
    June 2 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheatre
    June 3 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
    June 4 – George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre
    June 7 – Solana Beach, CA -The Belly Up
    June 9 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre (with Chris Stapleton)
    June 10 – Inglewood, CA – The Forum (with Chris Stapleton)
    June 11 – San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Amphitheater (with Chris Stapleton)
    June 12 – Ventura, C A-Ventura Music Hall
    June 16 – Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Arena
    June 17 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
    June 18 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
    June 19 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theatre
    June 23 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
    June 24, 25 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
    June 26 – Aspen, CO – The Belly Up
    October 14 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center (with The Who)
    October 17 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena (with The Who)
    October 20 – Portland, OR – Moda Center (with The Who)
    October 22 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena (with The Who)
    October 26 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center (with The Who)
    October 28 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center (with The Who)
    November 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl (The Who)

TL; DR

  • Mike Campbell‘s Dirty Knobs have enlisted the aid of former Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers drummer Stan Lynch to fill in for their usual drummer who’s otherwise booked on the road.

FAST FACTS

  • After leaving Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersStan Lunch went on to forge a partnership with Don Henley, co-producing 1989’s The End Of The Innocence and co-writing three songs for the album — including “The Last Worthless Evening.”
  • Lynch went on to co-produce and contribute material to 2000’s Inside Job and 2015’s Cass Country.
  • He also was on-board for production and composing duties for the Eagles‘ reunion album —  1994’s Hell Freezes Over and co-produced 2007’s Long Road Out Of Eden.
  • Over the years, Lynch contributed material to or played sessions for such high-profile artists as John MellencampRingo StarrJackson BrowneStevie Nicks, EurythmicsWarren Zevon, the ByrdsTotoAretha Franklin, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Eddie MoneyBelinda Carlisle, the Jeff Healey Band, and many more.