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The Dirty Knobs w/Mike Campbell @ The Orpheum

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NoClubs Presents:

The Dirty Knobs w/Mike Campbell


March 9th 2022

The Orpheum

7PM doors

$30 adv

$45 Balcony

$32 Day of Show

All Ages - under 18 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian

The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell show originally scheduled at The Orpheum has been rescheduled to March 9th 2022. All tickets purchased for the previous show will be honored for the March 9th 2022 show.

While 2020’s Wreckless Abandon is their first official release and occasion to tour, The

Dirty Knobs first came together 15 years ago after Mike Campbell met guitarist Jason

Sinay at a session and liked the way their guitars sounded together. After adding the

acclaimed rhythm section of bassist Lance Morrison (Don Henley) and drummer Matt

Laug (Slash, Alanis Morrisette), The Dirty Knobs became an outlet for Campbell to work

on some of the other songs he was writing between Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

records and touring.

They got together when schedules permitted, playing music without an agenda,

expectations or deadlines, without worrying about outcome or hits, pushing boundaries

of taste, imagination, and genres and creating some of the most brutally confident yet

psychically dangerous rock and roll since sonic-renegade juggernauts the Yardbirds first

sauntered onto a London stage and ripped into “For Your Love.”

As the years went on the Knobs played out here and there, almost incognito, in little

clubs in Southern California. Looking mysterious and a little troubled in their mirror

shades, neck scarfs, black shirts and vests, they were propelled out of rock’s murky past,

but born full-blown.

In a way, they were doing their own version of the Beatles’ formative, tighten-up

Hamburg years: performing oddball covers but mostly original songs about bad women,

complicated relationships and messy confrontations.

Finally, after all those years together, it became clear they should take what they did to

the next level. Campbell’s long-time compatriot, friend and bandmate, Tom Petty, had

passed away, and after the numbing grief abated some, the guitarist knew the only way

to heal some of the pain was to throw himself wholeheartedly back into his music.

“Losing Tom was earth-shattering for me. It was a total shock.” says Campbell. “It had

felt like we would be playing together forever. For a while it was hard to imagine playing

in my own band again, let alone one where I’m the frontman. Tom was always my

beacon. But everything I’ve been doing since Tom passed, including this album with The

Dirty Knobs, is in the spirit of honoring what we did together.”

They recorded the album at Campbell’s home studio, Hocus Pocus Recorders, in just

three weeks’ time, before the guitarist went out on the road in 2018 as a member of

Fleetwood Mac. The Knobs tapped legendary producer George Drakoulias, who had also

produced Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ 2002 LP The Last DJ, to co-produce. They

also contacted the equally fabled Klaus Voormann -- Beatles intimate, former member

of Manfred Mann, and the artist behind Revolver -- to design their album cover.

“From the very first, the Dirty Knobs just felt right,” says Campbell. “Everything just

flowed. Recording the album was just an extension of that. This is a great group, there’s

a chemistry here and there’s fun. You can’t underrate the importance of fun. It’s not

something you can fake, but it is something you can hear in the album.”

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Over 20 Years and thousands of shows! Located in the Historic Ybor City entertainment district of Tampa, Florida. The Orpheum has been showcasing live music and events for the better part of two decades. Many of today’s best known and emerging artists have graced The Orpheum’s stage. Alongside some of the best national and local live music in the market, The Orpheum plays host to professional wrestling, art shows, club events, charity fundraisers, and dance competitions.

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