THE DIRTY KNOBS WITH MIKE CAMPBELL TO WEBSTREAM LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM THE TROUBADOUR TONIGHT, BENEFITTING NIVA

DEBUT ALBUM WRECKLESS ABANDON OUT NOW TO CRITICAL PRAISE

To celebrate the release of their debut album Wreckless Abandon, which is out now on BMG, The Dirty Knobs with celebrated guitarist/songwriter Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Fleetwood Mac) will webstream a live performance from The Troubadour in Los Angeles tonight at 8 P.M. ET via FANS.LiVE. The livestreamed performance will also be available on-demand through November 30. To watch the stream, donations are encouraged, but not required to National Independent Venue Association (NIVA). Fans can gain access to the performance HERE and listen to/purchase Wreckless Abandon HERE.

“The Troubadour is one of my favorite places to play in the whole world and I’ve been just about everywhere,” notes Campbell. “The sound and the soul of that room is untouchable. Tonight, is the debut of our livestream concert there, I’m really excited! We went in with heavy medical protocol, without an audience, only the band and crew. We light heartedly call this show our ‘Tour 2020.’ We’re playing songs from our new album Wreckless Abandon, some covers and a couple of Heartbreakers things for good measure. Anyone who is interested can donate to NIVA while watching to benefit clubs around the country that are struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic. The stream will be available through November 30 for those who might miss it or want to see it again. Hope to virtually see you there. It’s a blast.”

Wreckless Abandon has already begun to receive widespread acclaim:

“The music is a classic-rock portmanteau, invoking eastward-looking Beatles, the Who, the Byrds and the Rolling Stones just for starters.”—The New York Times

“The Knobs churn out a more raw and dirty sound, bringing in some of the muddiness of Neil Young’s grunge.”—The Guardian

“But over the course of a career spanning nearly 50 years, Campbell steadily made the case for his own status as legend.”—Premier Guitar

“[The Dirty Knobs] doesn’t diverge from the essential sound of The Heartbreakers as much as it celebrates and builds on the legacy he helped establish.”—American Songwriter

“The songs on their debut release Wreckless Abandon will stoke fires at any rowdy roadhouse and may represent Campbell’s revitalized opportunity to save rock ‘n’ roll.”—Chicago Sun Times

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The band’s first-ever national tour of mostly sold-out dates in September and October have been moved to the fall of 2021, including their appearance at Sea. Hear. Now Festival, headlined by Pearl Jam. The extensive run of headline shows includes stops at Chicago’s Park West, Philadelphia’s World Café Live, Minneapolis’ Fine Line Music Hall, Los Angeles’ Troubadour and San Francisco’s The Independent as well as Brooklyn Bowl Nashville and New York. All tickets for the fall shows will be valid for the 2021 dates. See below for complete list of updated tour dates.

The Dirty Knobs created Wreckless Abandon without agenda, expectations or deadlines and without worrying about outcome or hits. They’ve pushed boundaries of taste, imagination and genres to create a 13-track album of brutally confident rock and roll. The record was produced by Campbell and George Drakoulias (The Black Crowes, The Jayhawks), with all songs written by Campbell. It features further contributions from Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Chris Stapleton as well as fellow Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers founding member Benmont Tench. Additionally, Klaus Voormann, who is best known for his art for The Beatles’ Revolver, created the album artwork.

The Dirty Knobs came together nearly 12 years ago, after Campbell met guitarist Jason Sinay (Neil Diamond, Ivan Neville) at a session and liked the way their guitars sounded together. What began as a less structured project for Campbell in between The Heartbreakers’ touring became something else altogether when they added the rhythm section of bassist Lance Morrison (Don Henley) and drummer Matt Laug (Slash, Alanis Morissette).

What followed was several years of intimate, almost incognito, performances in the band’s home base of Los Angeles and surrounding Southern California cities. After all those years playing together, it became clear The Dirty Knobs should take what they were doing to the next level. After Campbell’s longtime compatriot, friend and bandmate, Tom Petty, passed away in 2017, he knew the only way to heal some of the pain was to throw himself wholeheartedly back into his music.

“Losing Tom was earth-shattering for me. It was a total shock,” Campbell says. “It had felt like we would be playing together forever. For a while it was hard to imagine playing in my own band again, let alone one where I’m the frontman. Tom was always my beacon. But everything I’ve been doing since Tom passed, including this album with The Dirty Knobs, is in the spirit of honoring what we did together.” 

For more information, please contact Louis D’Adamio, Cami Opere, Krista Williams or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

WRECKLESS ABANDON TRACK LISTING
1. Wreckless Abandon
2. Pistol Packin’ Mama (featuring Chris Stapleton)
3. Sugar
4. Southern Boy
5. I Still Love You
6. Irish Girl
7. Fuck That Guy
8. Don’t Knock The Boogie
9. Don’t Wait
10. Anna Lee
11. Aw Honey
12. Loaded Gun
13. Don’t Knock the Boogie (Coda)  

THE DIRTY KNOBS WITH MIKE CAMPBELL 2021 TOUR DATES
June 5, 2021 /// San Bernardino, CA /// Glen Helen Amphitheater*
June 10, 2021 /// Nampa, ID /// Arena at Ford Idaho Center*
June 11, 2021 /// Ridgefield, WA /// Sunlight Supply Amphitheater*
June 12, 2021 /// George, WA /// Gorge Amphitheatre*
June 17, 2021 /// Bakersfield, CA /// Mechanics Bank Theater*
June 18, 2021 /// Wheatland, CA /// Toyota Amphitheatre*
June 19, 2021 /// Mountain View, CA /// Shoreline Amphitheatre*
June 24, 2021 /// West Valley City, UT /// USANA Amphitheatre*
June 25, 2021 /// Denver, CO /// Pepsi Center*
June 26, 2021 /// Denver, CO /// Pepsi Center*
July 17, 2021 /// Chicago, IL /// Wrigley Field
September 8, 2021 /// Tampa, FL /// The Orpheum
September 10, 2021 /// Gainesville, FL /// High Dive
September 11, 2021 /// Gainesville, FL /// High Dive
September 14, 2021 /// Nashville, TN /// Brooklyn Bowl
September 15, 2021 /// Alexandria, VA /// The Birchmere
September 18-19, 2021 /// Asbury Park, NJ /// Sea. Hear. Now Festival
September 21, 2021 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Brooklyn Bowl
September 23, 2021 /// Allston, MA /// Brighton Music Hall
September 24, 2021 /// Allston, MA /// Brighton Music Hall
September 26, 2021 /// Derry, NH /// Tupelo Music Hall
September 28, 2021 /// Ridgefield, CT /// The Ridgefield Playhouse
September 30, 2021 /// Philadelphia, PA /// World Café Live
October 2, 2021 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Hi-Fi
October 3, 2021 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Hi-Fi
October 6, 2021 /// Chicago, IL /// Park West
October 7, 2021 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Fine Line Music Hall
October 15, 2021 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Independent
October 16, 2021 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Independent
October 19, 2021 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Troubadour
October 20, 2021 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Troubadour
October 23, 2021 /// Boulder, CO /// Fox Theatre
October 24, 2021 /// Denver, CO /// Bluebird Theater
October 26, 2021 /// Dallas, TX /// Deep Ellum Art Company
October 28, 2021 /// Houston, TX /// Warehouse Live Studio
October 30, 2021 /// Austin, TX /// Antone’s
October 31, 2021 /// Austin, TX /// Antone’s
November 2, 2021 /// New Orleans, LA /// One Eyed Jacks

*w/ Chris Stapleton