The Morning Call: Top 50 Concerts of 2016

Lehigh Valley's The Morning Call ranked the top 50 concerts of 2016. John's show at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA on October 14th came in at number 3.

3. John Mellencamp, F.M. Kirby Center, Oct. 14. It’s fair to conjecture that, 34 years ago when John Mellencamp wrote the song “Jack & Diane” with its lyrics “Oh yeah, life goes on/Long after the thrill of living is gone,” he wasn’t envisioning a time when he would be twice the age he was then and still performing it. At F.M. Kirby Center, Mellencamp, now 65, played a 19-song, 95-minute show that included many of his early hits, but often presented them from an older, more wizened perspective – but made them no less successful. And with them, he offered newer songs that resonated perhaps differently, but just as strongly with a sold out audience that, like Mellencamp, also has grown older. Read the complete list on The Morning Call