Guess who’s back and ready to Rock the fuck out bitches!!!! Mudcrutch!! The band was originally formed in Gainesville, Florida in 1970 by Tom Petty (vocals/bass), Tom Leadon (guitar/vocals), Randall March (drums) and Mike Campbell (guitar). Leadon left the band in 1972 and was replaced by guitarist/vocalist, Danny Roberts. The full band became complete when they found and added Benmont Tench (on keyboard) in 1974. Mudcrutch was a rock band that was best known for being the forerunner of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. At their performance, Mudcrutch rocked so hard they impressed Shelter Records exec, who signed them right off the bat.
Immediately after signing, the band relocated to Los Angeles, CA and released one single, “Depot Street” in 1975, which failed to top the charts…then the band broke up later that year. Then in 1976 Tom Petty, Mike Campbell and Benmont Trench took things into their own hands and formed the killer lengendary band, “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” adding Stan Lynch and Ron Blair. Like the Beatles and Cavern Cub in Liverpool, Mudcrutch served as the house band at Dub’s Diner in their hometown of Gainsville, FL. While “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” took off and went on to become a huge legendary success. Then all this sudden in August 2007, Tom Petty reunited with Mudcrutch and the original members of Mudcrutch reunited and recorded an album for release in 2008. Yes, their brand spankin’ new album will be released April 29, 2008 by Reprise Records!!! The album will contain 14 old and new tracks which is a total of 28 killer songs on one kick ass album! Make sure you run out and scoop that up asap!
In support of their new album, Mudcrutch is currently doing a small tour around California. Tickets on the other hand, those puppy’s are hard to get! These guys are playing at small venues that can only hold 500 people max…..that means only 500 tickets for sale per show, when thousands upon thousands are wanting to get their scruffy little paws on those puppys. Their tour kicked off successfully, completely selling out only 2 minutes after they went for sale! Fans who bought tickets through ticket master were given six free songs from their new album, which is just another killer bonus that came with the ticket.
If you don't have your tickets yet, hunt down those scalpers and Get out to the show, these shows are limited edition...meaning NOT TO BE MISSED!
Here’s their current tour dates for 2008!
April 25 - Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA
April 26 - Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA
April 28 - Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA
April 29 - Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA
May 1 - Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA *ADDED*
May 2 - Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA *ADDED*
For more on Mudcrutch
be sure to check out:
Mudcrutch Official Myspace
Mudcrutch Official Myspace