John Mellencamp will embark on a 26-date North American tour next year in support of his upcoming album, Other People’s Stuff, out November 16th via Universal Republic.
The trek – dubbed ‘The John Mellencamp Show’ – will kick off February 7th in the rocker’s home state of Indiana at the Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend. The tour wraps with a two-night stand at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida, March 29th and 30th.
Tickets for Mellencamp’s tour go on sale to the general public September 21st at 10 a.m. local time USA (tickets for Mellencamp’s two shows at the Beacon Theatre in New York City will go on sale September 26th at 11 a.m. local time USA). Pre-sale and VIP tickets will be available starting September 19th at 10 a.m. local time (USA). Complete information is available on Mellencamp’s website. Sadly no dates listed for Australia.
John Mellencamp Tour Dates
February 7 – South Bend, IN @ Morris Performing Arts Center
February 8 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
February 10 – Cincinnati, OH @ Aronoff Center for the Arts
February 12 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Embassy Theatre
February 14 – Rockford, IL @ Coronado Performing Arts Center
February 15 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
February 17 – Grand Rapids, MI @ DeVos Performance Hall
February 19 – Youngstown, OH @ Stambaugh Auditorium
Febrary 20 – Baltimore, MD @ Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
February 22 – Providence, RI @ Providence Performing Arts Center
February 23 – New Brunswick, NJ @ State Theatre New Jersey
February 25 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
February 26 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
March 9 – Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace
March 10 – Evansville, IN @ Aiken Theatre at Old National Events Plaza
March 12 – St. Louis, MO @ Stifel Theatre
March 14 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
March 16 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
March 17 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre
March 19 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
March 20 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
March 22 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
March 24 – Orlando, FL @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
March 27 – Ft. Meyers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
March 29 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
March 30 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Story thanks to: Jon Blistein, reporter Rolling Stone Music News
Thanks to the team at Rosebud RSL & everyone who came out on a Thursday night to check out the Ultimate American Rock Show – we really do appreciate your support!
We had a sensational night & looked like you enjoyed the show as well!
Make sure to tell your friends & spread the word, we hope to see you at the next
Ultimate American Rock Show…
Mornington Peninsula, are you ready to rock it out with the Ultimate American Rock Show tomorrow night @ Rosebud RSL ? We’ve got a sensational couple of sets lined up, featuring hits from some of ours and hopefully your favourite American rock artists – some of the most legendary bands & artists that the US has ever produced!
Hope to see you on the dancefloor!
Poppie’s Bistro Doors Open: 5.30pm, Showtime: 8.30pm Show Only: $25 plus booking fee
117 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud Vic
Scarecrow leaves nothing to chance in recreating the sounds and visual excitement that takes audiences on this whirlwind trip. The hits are all there and even Mr. Mellencamp himself has professed his pleasure at the bands musical accuracy when it comes to his songs and their performances. Not long now & we’ll be back at the Mulwala Ski Club, just over the border from Yarrawonga. Hope to see ya!
Thanks to the team at Clayton Bowls Club who looked after us on Saturday night & also to everyone who joined us for our debut of the Ultimate American Rock Show, we had a fantastic night & hope y’all did too. Thanks also to the long distance travellers, who trek so far across Victoria and even interstate to support us, much appreciated!!
Next up the Ultimate American Rock Show will be playing down on the Mornington Pensinsula at the Rosebud RSL on a Thursday night 23rd August. Best seats are allocated to those who book in early! Show only tickets are on sale NOW! Bookings Essential for Poppies Bistro on Ph: 5986 1066Rosebud RSL Ph: 5986 1066
117 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud Vic
Next month we’re heading off on our road trip to N.S.W., just over the border from Yarrawonga. We’ve got a couple of great sets lined up for you for the Mulwala Ski Club on Saturday the 4th of August. Hope you’ve already made your travel plans to join us?
If not, here’s a couple of ideas… taste local produce and wines at the Rich Glen Olive Estate in Yarrawonga.in Mulwala, on the northern side of the border. For olive oil, travel over the weir to the
The heritage-listed Byramine Homestead, built in 1842, is home to a brewery, winery and cellar door. You’ll discover more fascinating heritage in the Pioneer Museum. On both sides of the river are waterside accommodation options, from camping and caravanning to apartments and resorts.
We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!
Hope you girls & boys haven’t been too naughty, ‘cos Santa’s ordered up some Springsteen, Petty, a bit of Creedence, with a dash of Mellencamp and many more iconic American artists for this Christmas in July!
The Clayton Bowls Club will be serving up a delicious 2 course menu, with all of the trimmings for you to get into the Christmas spirit & we’ll be provided the entertainment & bringing along some of those classic anthems from the old US of A!
We hope you’ll join us for our debut, with Christmas In July at the Clayton Bowls Club!
2 Course Dinner & Show Members $55+bf, Guests $60+bf or Show Only $30+bf
Clayton Bowls Club Ph: 9544 9929
37a Springs Rd, Clayton South, Vic
Mulwala Water Ski Club in August is up next…high energy and great music is what Scarecrow – The Mellencamp Show deliver & we’re looking forward to bringing it to NSW!
Mellencamp fans will be mezmerised at the performance of front man Gary Young as he sings and plays through hit after hit of the 80’s superstar.
Scarecrow leaves nothing to chance in recreating the sounds and visual excitement that takes audiences on this whirlwind trip. The hits are all there and even Mr. Mellencamp himself has professed his pleasure at the bands musical accuracy when it comes to his songs and their performances.
See you in Mulwala!
Indiana rock star John Mellencamp performs “Jack & Diane” as part of Thursday’s June 14th Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Nora Guthrie introduced Mellencamp at New York City’s Marriott Marquis. Provided by the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Check out the link of the presentation: https://www.indystar.com/videos/entertainment/music/2018/06/16/john-mellencamp-enters-songwriters-hall-fame/36089869/
Nora Guthrie, daughter of iconic troubadour Woody Guthrie, praised John Mellencamp’s tenacious commitment to his musical identity during Thursday’s Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony.
Seymour, Ind., native Mellencamp entered the Songwriters Hall of Fame with six fellow inductees: Kool & the Gang, Alan Jackson, Jermaine Dupri, Bill Anderson, Allee Willis and Steve Dorff.
Guthrie introduced Mellencamp, the no-nonsense yet good-timing rock star who outlasted comparisons to Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seger to establish a respected career.
“John has written hundreds of meaningful, insightful and powerful songs that ripple with feelings that we all know — songs that comprise one of the most singular and important bodies of work in music,” Guthrie said. “And tonight we recognize that John Mellencamp, persistently and even doggedly anchored to his own unique identity and his own unique talent, now holds his own among the great songwriters.”
Mellencamp performed “Jack & Diane” and “Longest Days” for the audience gathered at New York City’s Marriott Marquis.
According to AmericanSongwriter.com, Mellencamp told an anecdote about his late grandmother that typically accompanies his live renditions of “Longest Days.”
Nicknamed “Buddy” by his nearly 100-year-old grandmother, Mellencamp said he was surprised in his mid-40s when she prayed to God about the two of them being ready to come home. “I’m not ready, Grandma. Buddy has more sinnin’ he plans on doing,” Mellencamp recalled Thursday. She replied, “Buddy, you’re going to find out that life is short, even in its longest days.”
Mellencamp, a 2008 inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, co-founded Farm Aid with Willie Nelson and Neil Young in 1985. The 66-year-old is a Grammy Award winner (1983 for “Hurts So Good”) and the recipient of the Billboard Century Award (2001), Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s Woody Guthrie Award (2003), Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement for Songwriting (2010) and John Steinbeck Award (2012).