5 Star Reviews From The European Tour Kick Off
06.29.2011 - For the first time in 19 years John Mellencamp headed to the UK and Europe on
his 4th leg of the No Better Than This Tour. Below are translated excerpts from
the 5 star reviews John and the band are receiving in the local news.
Politiken - Copenhagen, Denmark 5 Star Review
A SNARLINGLY ENERGETIC JOHN MELLENCAMP DELIVERED A STEELCLAD CONCERT IN VEGA
- "But also about remembering to dream, as Mellencamp sang in the most beautiful
sermon Iíve heard in a long time: ĎSave Some Time To Dreamí. One of many fine
solo numbers in a two hour long concert, in which many style-leaps were tied
together effortlessly by an exceptionally knowing and enthusiastic band..."
Ekstrabladet - Copenhagen, Denmark 5 Star Review
A STARRY MOMENT WITH MELLENCAMP - "Last John Mellencamp played on Danish soil was all the way back in Valby Hallen
in 1992, but after two hours in his company on Friday night, it was easy to
forgive the long wait..." - "With the rustic sound from last summers T-Bone Burnett produced album as a
spring board, the set swinged beautifully, and the amazing nuances in the
backing bandís sublime collaboration more than made up for the relative
simplicity in especially Mellencampís older songs about his bleeding Heartland..."
Gaffa - Copenhagen, Denmark 5 Star Review
A HUGE NIGHT - "Itís 19 years, no less, since American singer and musician John Mellencamp last
visited Denmark. But after all that time, he really also had prepared a
veritable cornucopia of gifts for us. Tonight in Vega was a true Christmas Eve
for patient Mellencamp fans. No expense was spared, and Mellencamp has perhaps
never sounded better..." - "The musicians constantly got on and off stage to accompany the main man, and it
was a true joy to experience such an unrivalled and great musical dynamic, right
from the solo songs to the booming seven-man rock band, with or without the
Mellencamp trademark, the sound of harmonica and violin..."