Mike Campbell’s The Dirty Knobs Postpone Debut Album Release & Tour Dates


Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers/Fleetwood Mac guitarist Mike Campbell postponed the release of his band The Dirty Knobs’ debut album Wreckless Abandon. Campbell cited an issue with his health as the cause for rescheduling the album’s release date and tour dates in support.

The Dirty Knobs will now issue Wreckless Abandon on September 18 via BMG. The debut LP originally slated for release on March 20 was co-produced by Campbell and George Drakoulias. The Dirty Knobs will still appear as support on Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show Tour in June and will open three Zac Brown Band shows in October.

The Dirty Knobs shows scheduled for March and April, which were to be the band’s first full-fledged tour, were moved to September, October and November. Previously purchased tickets will be honored at the rescheduled shows.

  • Mike Campbell's The Dirty Knobs Announce Debut Album & Tour Dates

    Mike Campbell's The Dirty Knobs Announce Debut Album & Tour Dates

    Listen to “Wreckless Abandon,” the title track from Mike Campbell’s band The Dirty Knobs’ debut album.

Campbell issued a statement regarding his decision to postpone the album and tour, writing:

On Sunday night my doctors discovered some health issues which while fully treatable, need to be addressed before going out on tour.

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. Subsequently, we’ll also need to postpone the album release until September 18.

We can’t be at New Orleans’ Jazzfest this April but the already announced shows from June onwards with Chris Stapleton and Zac Brown Band will go on as planned.

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.

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.