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MIKE CAMPBELL & THE DIRTY KNOBS

Mike Campbell is an American guitarist. He was a member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and co-wrote many of the band's hits with Petty, including "Refugee", "Here Comes My Girl", "You Got Lucky", and "Runnin' Down a Dream". Outside of The Heartbreakers, he has worked as a session guitarist and songwriter with a number of other acts, including composing and playing on the Don Henley hit "The Boys of Summer", as well as working on most of Stevie Nicks's solo albums. Campbell, along with Neil Finn, joined Fleetwood Mac to replace lead guitarist Lindsey Buckingham on their world tour in 2018–2019.

On November 11, 2011, Rolling Stone magazine named Mike Campbell to their top 100 guitarists coming in at number 79. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 as a member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

While in the Heartbreakers, Campbell was lead singer and guitarist with a side band, the Dirty Knobs, with guitarist Jason Sinay, drummer Matt Laug and bassist Lance Morrison. "It's rougher-edged [than Petty's material]," Campbell says of the group. "It's slightly over-driven, less polished, lots of Sixties influence: The KinksLed ZeppelinThe Animals. It's something I probably should have done a long time ago, but I didn't 'cause I was wrapped up in the Heartbreakers." They released a single, "Feelin' High", in 2010.

The band released the title track from its debut album, Wreckless Abandon, in January 2020, followed by the album itself in November of that year. The album was produced by Campbell and George Drakoulias, who, with Tom Petty, produced Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' The Last D.J. The cover art was by Klaus Voormann, who created the cover of The Beatles Revolver.

In the summer of 2021 the band released a new single, a cover of J.J. Cale's "Humdinger".

In April 2022 the band released their second album, External Combustion.

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Showings

  • Sun, September 11, 2022
  • Doors - 7:00 PM
    Concert - 8:00PM
  • Empire Live
    Albany, New York
  • Alvin Youngblood Hart
  • $35.00
  • 16 and over admitted unless accompanied by an adult or guardian.