John Mellencamp to Embark On 2019 Tour THE JOHN MELLENCAMP SHOW

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 perform at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, RI on Friday, February 22. Produced by AEG Presents, "The John Mellencamp Show" will start promptly at 8P 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 16 by Universal Republic.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 21 at 10A at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Tickets are $128.50 - $42.50; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days.

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.



ADDITIONAL PRAISE FOR JOHN MELLENCAMP

"...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


ABOUT JOHN MELLENCAMP

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 rock icon; passionate, plain-spoken, and a self-proclaimed rebel. John Mellencamp continues to live and work in Bloomington, Indiana.

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