Mellencamp Embarks on First Overseas Tour Since 1992

John Mellencamp undertakes his first full-fledged concert tour, outside North America since 1992, this week when he and his band fly to Australia for a month-long stay.

His first show is Nov. 15th in Caversham, just outside of Perth and followed by eight shows through Dec. 7th, including stops in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne in Australia as well as three shows in New Zealand. The tour features visits to large outdoor amphitheaters and indoor arenas.

Australia has played a pivotal role in Mellencamp's career, as "I Need a Lover" became a hit for him Down Under in 1978 --thereby generating much-needed career momentum for him at home in the USA. He has gone on to earn multiple gold and platinum albums in Australia.

The upcoming Aussie shows are Mellencamp's first concerts there since May of 1992.