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Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs at Taft Theatre

Performing songs off their first two records Wreckless Abandon (2020) and External Combustion (2022), as well as classics from his beloved previous band, Mike Campbell will be joined by Heartbreakers drummer Steve Ferrone, guitarist/keyboardist Chris Holt and bassist Lance Morrison.

Don't miss Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs at Taft Theatre on Tuesday, July 9th!

What began as a less structured project for Campbell in between The Heartbreakers’ touring became a full-time project following the passing of Campbell’s longtime compatriot, friend and bandmate Tom Petty and his performances with Fleetwood Mac on their 2018-2019 World Tour. Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs have spent the last three years touring the country headlining legendary venues such as the Fillmore in San Francisco, CA and Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY while also supporting icons including Chris Stapleton, The Who and Willie Nelson. In September 2023, Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs, along with fellow Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers founding member Benmont Tench, were the backing band to musical legend Bob Dylan in his surprise appearance at Farm Aid 2023 – his first time back since the festival’s inaugural event in 1985. Performing his hits “Maggie’s Farm,” “Positively 4th Street,” and “Ballad of a Thin Man,” attendees saw Dylan play the guitar for the first time in many years, marking the entire performance as a moment which Rolling Stone dubbed “the highlight of an epic show.”

Mike Campbell was a member, architect and co-captain of the Heartbreakers, a band he co-founded with Tom Petty, whom he met in a Gainesville, Florida carport in 1972. The Heartbreakers lead guitarist, Campbell co-wrote many of the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers hits and also co-produced many of their albums – in addition to penning songs for Don Henley (“Boys of Summer”), Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks and playing on records by Aretha Franklin, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash.