John Mellencamp Plays the PCC

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 3:40 A.M.

John Mellencamp Plays the PCC













New York, NY (September 13, 2018) – 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 begin the tour February 7th in his home state of Indiana at South Bend’s Morris Performing Arts Center and will span two months ending in Clearwater, Florida at the famed Ruth Eckerd Hall.  Produced by AEG Presents, “The John Mellencamp Show” will start promptly at 8pm 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 16th by Universal Republic. 


Tickets for the tour will be available to the general public beginning Friday, September 21st at 10:00am local time. Pre-sale and VIP tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, September 19th at 10:00am local time.  For more information and all ticketing information please visit  


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







February 7, 2019

South Bend, IN

Morris Performing Arts Center

February 8, 2019

Milwaukee, WI

Riverside Theater

February 10, 2019

Cincinnati, OH

Aronoff Center for the Arts

February 12, 2019

Fort Wayne, IN

Embassy Theatre

February 14, 2019

Rockford, IL

Coronado Performing Arts Center

February 15, 2019

Peoria, IL

Peoria Civic Center

February 17, 2019

Grand Rapids, MI

DeVos Performance Hall

February 19, 2019

Youngstown, OH

Stambaugh Auditorium

February 20, 2019

Baltimore, MD

Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric

February 22, 2019

Providence, RI

Providence Performing Arts Center

February 23, 2019

New Brunswick, NJ

State Theatre New Jersey

February 25, 2019

New York, NY

Beacon Theatre*

February 26, 2019

New York, NY

Beacon Theatre*

March 9, 2019

Louisville, KY

The Louisville Palace

March 10, 2019

Evansville, IN

Aiken Theatre at Old National Events Plaza

March 12, 2019

St. Louis, MO

Stifel Theatre

March 14, 2019

Kansas City, MO

Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland

March 16, 2019

Tulsa, OK

Brady Theater

March 17, 2019

Memphis, TN

Orpheum Theatre

March 19, 2019

Nashville, TN

Ryman Auditorium

March 20, 2019

Nashville, TN

Ryman Auditorium

March 22, 2019

Charlotte, NC

Ovens Auditorium

March 24, 2019

Orlando, FL

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

March 27, 2019

Ft. Meyers, FL

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

March 29, 2019

Clearwater, FL

Ruth Eckerd Hall

March 30, 2019

Clearwater, FL

Ruth Eckerd Hall

*On Sale September 28th at 11am local time




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.