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JOHN MELLENCAMP – TO EMBARK ON CANADIAN “SAD CLOWNS & HILLBILLIES TOUR”
November 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm
TO EMBARK ON CANADIAN “SAD CLOWNS & HILLBILLIES TOUR”
FOLLOWING 100+ SOLD-OUT U.S. SHOWS, CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED SINGER-SONGWRITER WILL SET OUT ON 20+ NEW CANADIAN DATES
New York, NY (May 29, 2018) – Following two hugely-successful U.S. concert tours, JOHN MELLENCAMP will set out once again this Fall for 20+ stops across Canada for his SAD CLOWNS & HILLBILLIES TOUR. Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of Mellencamp’s most authentic and crowd pleasing concerts of his career, the tour will begin September 26th in Moncton, NB and span two months.
Tickets for the tour will be available to the general public beginning Friday, June 1st at 10:00am local time. Mellencamp.com and VIP pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, May 30th at 10:00am local time until Thursday, May 31st at 10:00pm local time. For more information and all ticketing information please visit Mellencamp.com.
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
“…a triumphant career spanning show…[Mellencamp] still displays joy in performing.” Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter
“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
JOHN MELLENCAMP CANADA 2018 TOUR DATES
|September 26, 2018||Moncton, NB||Moncton Events Centre|
|September 27, 2018||Saint John, NB||Harbour Station|
|September 29, 2018||Halifax, NS||Halifax Forum|
|October 2, 2018||Ottawa, ON||TD Place|
|October 4, 2018||Kingston, ON||Rogers K-Rock Centre|
|October 6, 2018||Oshawa, ON||Tribute Communities Centre|
|October 7, 2018||St. Catharine’s, ON||Meridian Centre|
|October 10, 2018||Sudbury, ON||Sudbury Arena|
|October 11, 2018||Sault Ste Marie, ON||Essar Centre|
|October 13, 2018||Thunder Bay, ON||The Community Auditorium Thunder Bay|
|October 23, 2018||Winnipeg, MB||Bell MTS Place Theater|
|October 24, 2018||Brandon, MB||Westoba Place|
|October 26, 2018||Estevan, SK||Affinity Place|
|October 28, 2018||Lethbridge, AB||Enmax Centre|
|October 29, 2018||Saskatoon, SK||Sasktel Centre|
|November 1, 2018||Cold Lake, AB||Imperial Oil Place|
|November 3, 2018||Dawson Creek, BC||Encana Events Centre|
|November 4, 2018||Prince George, BC||CN Centre|
|November 6, 2018||Kamloops, BC||Sandman Centre|
|November 7, 2018||Cranbrook, BC||Western Financial Place|
|November 10, 2018||Kelowna, BC||Prospera Place|
|November 12, 2018||Victoria, BC||Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre|
|November 14, 2018||Abbotsford, BC||Abbotsford Centre|
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 will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 14, 2018. 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.
John Mellencamp’s album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, featuring Carlene Carter, is his 23rd over the course of a remarkable career. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies returns Mellencamp to the musical eclecticism that is, itself, a reflection of his wide-ranging musings on life and showcases a poet who has wisely used the years between youth and the present day to become an absolute master of songwriting and interpretation. That passion and experience resonates most beautifully in this showcase of his music.
John also wrote the title song for the film, The Yellow Birds, an American war film directed by Alexandre Moors and based on the novel The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston, Alden Ehrenreich, Jennifer Aniston, and Toni Collette. A theatrical release of this movie will debut June 15, 2018. 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. Currently John’s second solo exhibition at the ACA Gallery titled “Life, Death, Love, and Freedom” opened on April 26, 2018 running through June 2, 2018.
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a musical/play with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp, a libretto by author Stephen King and production by T Bone Burnett will travel to various colleges and regional/local theaters in 2018.
Mellencamp continues his journey as the walking embodiment of heartland rock; passionate, plain-spoken, and a self-proclaimed rebel. John Mellencamp continues to live and work in Bloomington, Indiana.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2018
SAVE-ON-FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE VICTORIA, BC
Doors: 7:00PM SHOW: 8:00PM
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 1 @ 10AM
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