Mike Campbell in Hospital; Dirty Knobs Postpone Tour and Record Release Until September

Mike Campbell in hospital - Courtesy
Mike Campbell in hospital - Courtesy Campbell


The Dirty Knobs, Mike Campbell’s band, have postponed their upcoming tour to September so Campbell can deal with health issues. The release of the new album Wreckless Abandon is also pushed to September.

Campbell made the announcement via his Instagram account.

“On Sunday night my doctors discovered some health issues, which, while fully treatable, need to be addressed before going out on tour,” Campbell wrote on Instagram. “The good news, well, really it’s great news, is that I’m going to be just fine. The bad news, and I say this with much frustration, is the tour which was scheduled to start next week will need to be postponed and rescheduled for September.”

The former Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist and Dirty Knobs songwriter said the band would not play the New Orleans Jazz Festival (April), but various other shows, like with Chris Stapleton and Zac Brown Band will go on.

Read more about Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs here. 

Campbell: Dirty Knobs Tickets Will Be Honored

Campbell said: “If you bought tickets to any of our headline shows, they will still be good for the rescheduled dates which are listed below.

“If you are unable to make the new date, you can obtain a refund at your point of purchase and we hope to see you another time soon,” Campbell wrote. “I know that many of you made plans to travel to the upcoming shows and I’m so sorry that those plans have been upended. However, health is the most important thing and I want to bring you the best show possible. I truly appreciate everyone’s understanding. The Knobs and I are eagerly looking forward to seeing you and sharing more music with you, just a bit later than we had hoped. With love, Mike.”

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Dirty Knobs Tour Dates: 

September 9 – The Orpheum, Tampa
11+12 – High Dive, Gainesville
14 – Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville
17 – World Café Live, Philadelphia
22 – Birchmere Music Hall, Alexandria
24 – Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn
26 – Tupelo Music Hall, Derry
27 – The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield
30 – Brighton Music Hall, Allston ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 – Brighton Music Hall, Allston
4+5 – Hi-Fi, Indianapolis
7 – Fine Line Music Hall, Minneapolis
9 – Park West, Chicago
21+22 – The Independent, San Francisco
25+26– Troubadour, Los Angeles
29 – Fox Theatre, Boulder
30 – Bluebird Theater, Denver ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 – Blue Light, Dallas
2+4– Antone’s, Austin
6 – Warehouse Live Studio, Houston
7 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans