Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp’s two-night, sold out run at the legendary The Chicago Theatre was a stand out on his critically-acclaimed Plain Spoken Tour, and the iconic artist will return to the venue when the tour resumes its final leg this Fall. The one-night-only performance is set to take place Tuesday, October 25, doors at 6:30pm and show time 7:30pm, with support from Carlene Carter and the show will be filmed in its entirety.
Tickets for this show are on sale to the general public Fri., June 10 at 10am local time. Diamond Package Tickets will also be available.
Drawing praise from The Chicago Tribune for giving a “biting” performance, channeling “gospel grit by professing humble appreciation for what life offers” and Illinois Entertainer for issuing “a reminder that even at his most memorable, Mellencamp has always shot straight from the heart”, the Chicago audience has shown an incredible amount of love and support for the performer.
Produced by AEG Live, the final leg of the 120-date Plain Spoken Tour resumes October 11 at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester, MA with support by Carlene Carter. Purchase tickets for this one-night-only performance on mellencamp.com and aeglive.com .
Praise for Plain Spoken Tour:
“The bluesy rock and roll voice that made him a Hall of Famer has a bit of extra gravel these days. But one thing that hasn't changed about John Mellencamp, as he proved Jan. 27 on the first of a two-night stand at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, is that he puts on one of the most electrifying rock shows in the business.” - AXS
“Friday night at a sold-out Louisville Palace, the 63-year-old Mellencamp had his share of fun — he's always been a consummate showman — but there was an underlying richness to his set that was far more impressive.”- Louisville Courier Journal
“The near-capacity crowd roared its approval — they were shouting back the lyrics with the gusto of a bloodthirsty mob — and in doing so, validated his decades of furious, Midwestern rock and roll.”- Fort Worth Star Telegram
“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 Mellencamp’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highly regarded songwriters of a generation. The Voice of The Heartland continued to evolve artistically with Plain Spoken, John's 22nd full length album. 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. Also, will John receives the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award - another milestone in his brilliant career. He is also one of the most successful live concert performers in the world. 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. The unique instrumentation of his band and his poignant songs about everyday life in the American heartland, are widely credited with being the forbearer of the Americana/No Depression genre of rural-inflected music. The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County is a musical with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp, a libretto by author Stephen King and production by T Bone Burnett. The musical completed 2 successful tours in North America and is currently in workshop in London. John Mellencamp completed an 80-city tour in North American in 2015, and is continuing the journey for more lucky fans in 2016.