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Listen: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ new song “American Dream Plan B”

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    Tom Petty previously said that his upcoming 13th studio album with The Heartbreakers, entitled Hypnotic Eye, will be “a straight hard-rockin’ record, from beginning to end.” Judging by the album’s first track, “American Dream Plan B”, Petty and Co. are set to make good on that promise.

    Heavy guitar stomps over a straightforward beat, weighty but resilient like the song’s namesake. On the verses, Petty applies a slight snarl to his nasal delivery, with subtle hints of that accent he used on “Breakdown”. The legend sings from the perspective of a younger person facing more modern American challenges, someone who knows “My success is anybody’s guess/but like a fool I’m betting on happiness.”

    (Read: Dusting ‘Em Off: Tom Petty – Full Moon Fever)

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    Take a listen below (via Rolling Stone).

    Hypnotic Eye is due out July 29th through Reprise Records. Consult the Hypnotic Eye album art above, and find the tracklist below.

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    Hypnotic Eye Tracklist:
    01. American Dream Plan B
    02. Fault Lines
    03. Red River
    04. Full Grown Boy
    05. All You Can Carry
    06. Power Drunk
    07. Forgotten Man
    08. Son of My Youth
    09. U Get Me High
    10. Burnt Out Town
    11. Shadow People

    Petty and the Heartbreakers will support the record with an extensive U.S. tour that includes stops at Outside Lands and Lockn’ Festival. Check out the updated itinerary below.

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 2014 Tour Dates:
    08/03 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
    08/05 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
    08/07 – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Center
    08/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival
    08/12 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
    08/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
    08/15 – George, WA @ The Gorge
    08/17 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
    08/19 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
    08/21 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
    08/23 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
    08/24 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
    08/26 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
    08/28 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
    08/30 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
    09/06 – Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Festival
    09/07 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
    09/10 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    09/13 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
    09/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
    09/18 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
    09/20 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Ampitheater
    09/21 – Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum
    09/23 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
    09/25 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
    09/26 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
    09/28 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
    09/30 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre
    10/01 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre
    10/07 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
    10/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

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