Mudcrutch Album “2” Released 5/20 – Performing Bunbury Music Festival on 6/3

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6/3/2016 – 8:30pm, Bunbury Music Festival – http://www.bunburyfestival.com

Mudcrutch’s highly anticipated forthcoming album 2 is out today. 2 is turning out to be much more than a sequel to the band’s eponymous 2008 debut and a classic in its own right. The album premiered on NPR’s First Listen and is receiving stellar reviews across the board.

Mudcrutch was initially formed in 1970 in Gainesville, Florida and is the precursor to the legendary Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Tom Petty (bass/vocals), Tom Leadon (guitar/vocals), Benmont Tench (keyboards/vocals), Mike Campbell (guitar/vocals), and Randall Marsh (drums/vocals) make up the band’s current line up. In 1974, Mudcrutch was signed to Shelter Records and moved to Los Angeles where they released one single, “Depot Street,” to very little fanfare. The band broke up in 1975 and could have settled for being a legend, but instead Mudcrutch rose from the ashes in 2008 to remind us that the golden age of rock and roll bands still have a few treasures to unearth. Their debut, made some thirty-three years later, was an unexpected hit.

Longtime Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers fans will rejoice in hearing lead vocals by Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, as every member of the band wrote and sings lead on at least one song. The album includes seven originals written by Tom Petty, including lead single ‘Trailer,’ which Stereogum lauded as “a quintessential Tom Petty song full of yearning and nostalgia over the twangiest of guitars, soulful harmonica, and subdued drums.”

Purchase and/or stream ‘2’ at the following links:
Amazon
iTunes
Spotify
Apple Music

Mudcrutch begins their first tour of the US with rock and roll newcomers The Shelters as openers.

Below are tour dates for Mudcrutch:

Monday, May 23, 2016 Northridge, CA @ Plaza Del Sol (Benefit For The Midnight Mission)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Northridge, CA @ Plaza Del Sol (Benefit For The Midnight Mission)
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
Saturday, May 28, 2016 Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre
Sunday, May 29, 2016 Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Music Festival
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Thursday, June 2, 2016 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Friday, June 3, 2016 Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival
Monday, June 6, 2016 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Friday, June 10, 2016 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Saturday, June 11, 2016 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theater
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Sunday, June 19, 2016 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Monday, June 20, 2016 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theatre
Saturday, June 25, 2016 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Sunday, June 26, 2016 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Thursday, June 30, 2016 San Diego, CA @ Humphreys