Folk-rocker Lucinda Williams will open for Tom Petty and the
Heartbreakers on the band's upcoming U.S. tour, a Petty spokesperson
said. The two-month outing will kick off June 14 at the Van Andel Arena
in Grand Rapids, Mich., and continue until Aug. 13, when it will wrap at
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif. Williams, who'll appear at
the Merle Watson Festival in North Carolina this week, is supporting her
Grammy-winning fifth album, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998).