JOHN MELLENCAMP TO EMBARK ON 2019 TOUR “THE JOHN MELLENCAMP SHOW”September 14, 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 14, 2018
JOHN MELLENCAMP TO EMBARK ON 2019 TOUR
“THE JOHN MELLENCAMP SHOW”
FEBRUARY 10, 2019 | ARONOFF CENTER
TOUR SET TO COINCIDE WITH STUDIO ALBUM RELEASE
ON-SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
PRESS PHOTO (CREDIT MYRNA SUAREZ) DOWNLOAD HERE
Cincinnati, OH – Set to coincide with a highly-anticipated new album release, JOHN MELLENCAMP will embark on a 2019 tour of “The John Mellencamp Show” which will feature the rock icon’s classics plus some new material. Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of music’s most authentic and crowd-pleasing concert performers, Mellencamp will begin the tour February 7 in his home state of Indiana at South Bend’s Morris Performing Arts Center and will span two months ending in Clearwater, Florida at the famed Ruth Eckerd Hall. The tour will play the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 8:00 PM.
Produced by AEG Presents, “The John Mellencamp Show” will start promptly at 8:00 PM and will not have an opening act. Every ticket purchased online will receive a physical copy of Mellencamp’s forthcoming album “Other People’s Stuff” set for release on November 16 by Universal Republic.
Tickets go on sale Friday, September 21 at 10:00 AM at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS , and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. Pre-sale and VIP tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, September 19 at 10:00 AM. For more information and ticketing information, visit Mellencamp.com.
Mellencamp’s live shows have garnered huge critical acclaim with the Hollywood Reporter calling it a “triumphant, career-spanning show” and a “superb performance…still full of fiery defiance” by the Boston Globe. His extensive touring and live shows have solidified the Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer’s place at the forefront of American music for the past forty years.
ADDITIONAL PRAISE FOR JOHN MELLENCAMP
“…Singer, songwriter and storyteller John Mellencamp presents the tunes that trace his musical journey…..a concert-narrative performance.” Parade
“Mellencamp's music felt as timeless as it did nostalgic Monday night before what was essentially a sold-out crowd.” Green Bay Press-Gazette
“If you mixed a PREACHER, a PUNCH PRESS OPERATOR and an OLD BLUESMAN together in the back of a cement mixer, John Mellencamp would come out in the pour.” Duluth News Tribune
JOHN MELLENCAMP 2019 TOUR DATES
Date City Venue February 7, 2019 South Bend, IN Morris Performing Arts Center February 8, 2019 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater February 10, 2019 Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center for the Arts February 12, 2019 Fort Wayne, IN Embassy Theatre February 14, 2019 Rockford, IL Coronado Performing Arts Center February 15, 2019 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center February 17, 2019 Grand Rapids, MI DeVos Performance Hall February 19, 2019 Youngstown, OH Stambaugh Auditorium February 20, 2019 Baltimore, MD Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric February 22, 2019 Providence, RI Providence Performing Arts Center February 23, 2019 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre New Jersey February 25, 2019 New York, NY Beacon Theatre* February 26, 2019 New York, NY Beacon Theatre* March 9, 2019 Louisville, KY The Louisville Palace March 10, 2019 Evansville, IN Aiken Theatre at Old National Events Plaza March 12, 2019 St. Louis, MO Stifel Theatre March 14, 2019 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland March 16, 2019 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater March 17, 2019 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre March 19, 2019 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium March 20, 2019 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium March 22, 2019 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium March 24, 2019 Orlando, FL Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts March 27, 2019 Ft. Meyers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall March 29, 2019 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall March 30, 2019 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
*On Sale September 28th at 11am local time
ABOUT JOHN MELLENCAMP
John Mellencamp’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highly respected singer/songwriters of a generation. Mellencamp is incredibly acclaimed; he is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy winner, a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award and Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and more recently, the Founders Award, the top honor assigned by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Additionally, he was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this past June. He is also one of the most successful live concert performers in the world. In 1985, Mellencamp, together with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, created Farm Aid. The social activism reflected in his songs helped catalyze Farm Aid, the concert series and organization that has addressed the struggle of American family farmers for more than 25 years.
As well, John journeyed into the darkness of coal-mining life in his reverent cover of Merle Travis' 1946 song "Dark as a Dungeon," recorded in support of National Geographic's acclaimed documentary about the mining industry, “From The Ashes,” produced by Michael Bloomberg, former NYC Mayor.
John continues to focus on another facet of his artistic expression: painting. His style has progressed over the years as evidenced by several gallery shows and published portfolios, and in recent years he has increased his output by completing over 100 new works. He had his second solo exhibition this past Spring in New York and has a current exhibit at the famed Butler Museum in Youngstown, Ohio from September 20 through January 19, 2019. His highly successful Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibit ran for nearly two years and is now at the Woodie Guthrie Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma from September 1 through January 5, 2019.
Mellencamp continues his journey as the walking embodiment of rock icon; passionate, plain-spoken, and a self-proclaimed rebel. John Mellencamp continues to live and work in Bloomington, Indiana.
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