Mike Campbell Premieres New Song/Video Recorded in ‘Lockdown,’ Proceeds Benefiting Feeding America


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The coronavirus pandemic may have forced Mike Campbell to postpone the release of The Dirty Knobs’ debut album, Wreckless Abandon, to September 18, but the longtime Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers guitarist has kept busy in the studio anyway.

On Tuesday, Campbell premiered a new solo track called “Lockdown,” offering it up as a download via the Dirty Knobs’ website in exchange for a $1 donation to Feeding America.

With a wealth of free time on his hands at his home studio, Campbell also shot a fun music for the hard-charging, riff-heavy jam:

Said Mike Campbell of the song in a statement:

“Since we’re all keeping away from each other, I have been doing what I always do when I am home: writing and recording. I came up with ‘Lockdown’ for fun. Everyone around me (including my wife Marcie, who helped with the recording and shot the video footage) loved the song, so I’m putting it out for people to enjoy and to raise some money for Feeding America. It feels good to do something positive to help in this time of crisis.” 

Before the album postponed, Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs had premiered its title track as a preview:

The Dirty Knobs also had to postpone a sold-out run of spring headlining shows to the fall. The schedule now looks as follows:

September 9—Tampa, FL—The Orpheum
September 11—Gainesville, FL—High Dive
September 12—Gainesville, FL—High Dive
September 14—Nashville, TN—Brooklyn Bowl
September 17—Philadelphia, PA—World Café Live
September 22—Alexandria, VA—The Birchmere
September 24—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Bowl
September 26—Derry, NH—Tupelo Music Hall
September 27—Ridgefield, CT—The Ridgefield Playhouse
September 30—Allston, MA—Brighton Music Hall
October 1—Allston, MA—Brighton Music Hall
October 4—Indianapolis, IN—Hi-Fi
October 5—Indianapolis, IN—Hi-Fi
October 7—Minneapolis, MN—Fine Line Music Hall
October 9—Chicago, IL—Park West
October 21—San Francisco, CA—The Independent
October 22—San Francisco, CA—The Independent
October 25—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour
October 26—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour
October 29—Boulder, CO—Fox Theatre
October 30—Denver, CO—Bluebird Theater
November 1—Dallas, TX—Blue Light
November 2—Austin, TX—Antone’s
November 4—Austin, TX—Antone’s
November 6—Houston, TX—Warehouse Live Studio
November 7—New Orleans, LA— One Eyed Jacks


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