Posts Tagged ‘John Mellencamp’

John Mellencamp To Embark On Summer “Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour”

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Legendary Rocker performs live at Mohegan Sun on August 13th

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 20, 2017) – Following the seventh and final installment of his hugely-successful Plain Spoken Tour, John Mellencamp will set out once again this summer for 22 stops across North America for his all-new Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour.  Kicking off on June 5th in Denver, Colorado, the tour will continue throughout the United States with stops at the historic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles before making its way to Connecticut for a performance in Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, August 13th at 7:30pm.  Mellencamp will be joined by his Plain Spoken tour mate Carlene Carter.

Tickets are $49.50 and go on sale Friday, March 24th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, March 25th, subject to availability.

Every online ticket purchased comes with one (1) physical CD of John Mellencamp’s forthcoming album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies. John’s 23rd full-length album, featuring Carlene Carter returns Mellencamp to the musical eclecticism that is, itself, a reflection of his wide-ranging musings on life. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies 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. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies is set for release on April 21, 2017 from Republic Records.

Described by the Hollywood Reporter as a “triumphant, career-spanning show” and hailed as a “superb performance…still full of fiery defiance” by the Boston Globe, the two-year run of John Mellencamp’s Plain Spoken Tour further solidified the Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer’s place at the forefront of American music for the past 40 years.  The tour has received a massive amount of support from press around the nation, with AXS concluding Mellencamp “puts on one of the most electrifying Rock shows in the business,” and the Louisville Courier Journal highlighting his progression as a performer, noting, “he’s always been a consummate showman — but there was an underlying richness to his set that was far more impressive.”  The Fort Worth Star Telegram describes the audience’s reaction to the show, writing, “the near-capacity crowd roared its approval — they were shouting back the lyrics with the gusto of a bloodthirsty mob”.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

John Mellencamp To Play Summer Concert At Mohegan Sun Arena

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Show slated for Saturday, July 5th; Tickets on-sale Friday, March 28thJohn Mellencamp returns to Mohegan Sun Arena for a July 5th, 2014 concert

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 24, 2014) – Mohegan Sun Arena is set to welcome Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp for a Saturday, July 5th performance, beginning at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $49.50 and go on sale Friday, March 28th through Ticketmaster at 10:00am. Ticketmaster customers may log on to; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, March 29th subject to availability.

John 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. He went on to release 26 albums with domestic sales exceeding 40 million units and amassed 22 Top 40 hits.  A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, he has been nominated for 13 Grammys, was recipient of Billboard’s Century Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award, Q’s Classic Songwriter Award, Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and, most recently, the John Steinbeck Award. 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 overall approach is widely credited with being the forbear of the Americana/No Depression genre of rural-inflected music.

Mellencamp’s show is powered by a catalog of thought-provoking material that includes the autobiographical “Small Town,” ”Jack & Diane,” “Lonely Ol’ Night,” “Crumblin’ Down,” “The Authority Song,”  ”Rain On The Scarecrow,” plus “Paper in Fire,” “Check It Out,” to name just a few.  All of those plus the inclusion of roots-oriented music from his recent T Bone Burnett-produced No Better Than This album makes a John Mellencamp concert a singularly authentic experience.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 5th in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.” Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #3 in the Nation and #3 in the World for top stops in 2013 and also ranked the Arena in the top six of “Top Stops of The Decade” in 2012. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.