Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers started rehearsing on Wednesday in Los Angeles for their tour, which starts on August 3rd in San Diego.

We were with Tom on Tuesday in L.A. and he told us that rehearsing is one of his “favorite parts of the whole process.” He says they tend to work on the new songs “the most” while the hits maybe get a once over. But the goal of the rehearsals is “just to get in shape to play.” Steve Winwood will be the tour’s special guest.

The tour is in support of their new album, Hypnotic Eye, which comes out on July 29th. Petty is streaming five of the songs now on his website.