Chicago Sun-Times: Fans Up early for Free John Mellencamp Show
Fans up early for free John Mellencamp show
July 21, 2008
FROM SUN-TIMES STAFF REPORTS
Classic rocker John Mellencamp previewed his current tour with a free show this
morning in Chicago's Daley Plaza.
The short, early performance — at 6 a.m. — played to a small crowd of excited
fans and was aired nationally on "The Early Show" on CBS. Sun-Times columnist
and WBBM-Channel 2 reporter Bill Zwecker emceed the event.
Rain held off just long enough for the performance, which included a few songs
from his new album, "“Life, Death, Love and Freedom," plus classics such as
During commercial breaks, Mellencamp jumped off stage and signed autographs in
the crowd. Fans came bearing posters, CDs, even vintage T-shirts bearing his
former stage moniker, John Cougar.
The performance was a sneak peek at the rocker's current concert tour, which is
sold out Tuesday night at the Charter One Pavilion on Northerly Island.
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