Praise for the “Live and In Person Tour 2023”:
“..it doesn't appear that Mellencamp has any intention of slowing down or abandoning his trademark feistiness.” —Forbes
“His two-hour effort—part concert, part theater, part stand-up comedy, part social commentary, part self-help lecture and part confessional—added up to a solid evening of entertainment by a beloved '80s and '90s rock hero.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Beyond being just a rock star, he’s written songs that moved people, American anthems about teenage romance, about coming of age into adulthood, about families suffering through hard times in a trickle-down economy.” —Pittsburgh Post Gazette
“...Mellencamp proved why he’s been a quintessential songwriter in rock music for decades…”—American Songwriter
October 30, 2023—Fresh off the heels of his sold-out “Live and In Person 2023” North American tour, John Mellencamp confirms its continuation with “Live and In Person 2024.” Mellencamp will perform for one night only in 27 new cities.
Presented by longtime promoter, AEG Presents the tour will begin in Rochester, NY on March 8 and conclude in Savannah, GA on April 22. Mellencamp will also perform in Newark, NJ, Hartford, CT, Birmingham, AL, Green Bay WI, Washington, DC. and more. Complete list of dates below.
Tickets will go on-sale to the general public on Friday, November 3rd at 10 AM local time. Additional presales will run from October 31st to November 2nd. Register now at mellencamp.com for the Mellencamp mailing list presale beginning November 1st at 10 AM Local Venue Time.
The new dates celebrate Mellencamp’s most recent album, Orpheus Descending, released to widespread critical acclaim this past June on Republic Records.
He will continue to perform songs from the new LP, Orpheus Descending, during his live set. The Chicago Tribune says “Awash in death, ‘Hey God’ functioned as a plea for deliverance from senseless gun violence. Preceded by a story about his encounter with a 20-something homeless woman, the solo acoustic ‘The Eyes of Portland’ took aim at the empty “thoughts and prayers” condolences offered as a solution to major tragedies and dilemmas.”
Orpheus Descending, produced by Mellencamp and recorded at his own Belmont Mall Studio, marks Mellencamp’s twenty fifth studio album. One of his most personal records to date, standout tracks “Hey God” and “The Eyes of Portland” focus on social issues Mellencamp continues to passionately advocate for.
Mellencamp is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 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 and a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Last year, he released a deluxe edition reissue of his beloved seminal album, Scarecrow, which features a massive collection of bonus tracks, rarities and more never previously shared before. Listen HERE. His critically acclaimed studio LP, Strictly A One-Eyed Jack, was released early last year to praise from The New York Times, NPR Music, Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and more.
Mellencamp has continued to focus on another facet of his artistic expression: painting. Last year, he released a self-curated book of his work, John Mellencamp: Paintings and Assemblages, which is out now on Rizzoli New York.
JOHN MELLENCAMP LIVE AND IN PERSON 2024 TOUR
March 8—Rochester, NY—West Herr Auditorium Theatre
March 10—Newark, NJ—New Jersey Performing Arts Center
March 11—Worcester, MA—The Hanover Theatre
March 13—Hartford, CT—The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
March 14—Schenectady, NY—Proctor’s Theatre
March 16—Erie, PA—Warner Theatre
March 17—Toledo, OH—Stranahan Theater and Great Hall
March 19—East Lansing, MI—Cobb Great Hall at Wharton Center
March 20—Richmond, KY—EKU Center for the Arts
March 22—Muncie, IN—Emens Auditorium
March 23—Springfield, IL—Sangamon Auditorium
March 25—Green Bay, WI—Weidner Center
March 26—Madison, WI—Overture Center for the Arts
March 27—Rockford, IL—Coronado Performing Arts Center
April 4—Duluth, MN—DECC Symphony Hall
April 5—Des Moines, IA—Des Moines Civic Center
April 7—Omaha, NE—Orpheum Theater
April 9—Springfield, MO—Juanita K. Hammons Hall for Performing Arts
April 10—Little Rock, AR—Robinson Hall
April 12—Birmingham, AL—BJCC Concert Hall
April 14—Greensboro, NC—Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
April 15—Chattanooga, TN—Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
April 17—Fayetteville, NC—Crown Theatre
April 18—Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
April 20—Columbia, SC—Township Auditorium
April 21—Norfolk, VA—Chrysler Hall Theatre
April 23—Savannah, GA—Johnny Mercer Theatre
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