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John Mellencamp To Embark On 2019 Tour - "The John Mellencamp Show"



New York, NY 9/13/2018 – 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 7th 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. Produced by AEG Presents, “The John Mellencamp Show” will start promptly at 8pm 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 16th by Republic Records.

Tickets for the tour will be available to the general public beginning Friday, September 21st at 10:00am local time. Pre sale and VIP tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, September 19th at 10:00am local time. For more information and all ticketing information please visit

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 40 years.


“…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


>February 7, 2019 - South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center
February 8, 2019 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
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 - Louisville Palace Theatre
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 Theatre
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

*Public onsale 9/28 @11am - pre sale 9/26 @10am local time.


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 20th 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 1st through January 5, 2019.

Mellencamp continues his journey as the walking embodiment of heartland rock; passionate, plain-spoken, and a self-proclaimed rebel. John Mellencamp continues to live and work in Bloomington, Indiana.



I saw John at the Aronoff in Cincinnati in 2015. Looking forward to seeing him again at the same venue!!

Posted by paulaput8 2018-09-19 19:32:12.

John Mellencamp Tourt Milwaukee 2019

CANT WAIT got me 2 VIP front row tickets! SOO EXCITED I always take my favorite uncle who is SOO EXCITED thank god for presale!! YESSSSSSS!!!

Posted by carrielees 2018-09-19 16:57:34.

John Mellencamp Tourt Milwaukee 2019

CANT WAIT got me 2 VIP front row tickets! SOO EXCITED I always take my favorite uncle who is SOO EXCITED thank god for presale!! YESSSSSSS!!!

Posted by carrielees 2018-09-19 16:57:30.

Every time since 86

I was hoping to take my 7 year old to his first show, but can't do the 86 for Young Malcolm to join me this time. Hope you can play some outdoor sheds like Deer Creek / whatever they're calling it these days in Nobelsville Indiana. I've seen the John Mellencamp show there several times, including the ABC 4th of July show back in 92-93. This will mark my 12th time (at least) to see you John. 2nd time at the Palace. Can't wait! Front of the balcony sending love (and happiness) already.

Posted by beltwaybrian 2018-09-19 15:37:13.


Your 3 biggest fans will see you in Rockford!!! For about the 10th or 11th time. Just cant get enough

Posted by Anaangela1 2018-09-18 13:47:04.

Farm Aid 1 alumni fan

Saw you at Farm Aid 1 in the pouring rain in Champaign and on the Scarecrow tour. Ecstatic to get the chance to see you again!

Posted by Suelovesjohn 2018-09-17 22:28:12.

Thanks Mom and Dad!

30 years ago, my parents drug me and my sister (we were 16 & 17) to Rosemont Horizon in Chicago to see John Cougar because my Mom LOVED him... we felt so uncool being with our parents but John was AMAZING and being from Portage IN... a small town at the time too... I related to his music. Not only do I have a great memory with my parents, but I am a lifelong fan and now planning at 47 to give tickets to my Mom and Dad this Christmas and bring them to see him in South Bend in 2019 ☃️

Posted by Beth18 2018-09-17 22:10:24.

Hoosier living in Oklahoma

Raised outside Seymour, IN in a small town of Houston! Stuck in Oklahoma now and so happy to see Tulsa on this tour! Plan on being there!

Posted by Tuaddch1 2018-09-15 07:51:08.

new tour

can NOT wait.....i look forward to the new music and the tour in 2019...keep it real and rocking John!

Posted by CMcMullen1172 2018-09-13 14:45:02.

Come to The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia!

300 N. Thomas St.| Athens GA 30601 706.208.0900 |Toll Free: 800.918.6393 | Fax: 706.548.0870

Posted by MNorris149 2018-09-13 14:44:20.

well this just made my day...and year...woo hoo!

Posted by veggievixen 2018-09-13 13:11:48.





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