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« on: July 27, 2011, 08:26:26 pm »

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FALL NO BETTER THAN THIS TOUR ANNOUNCED
Concert dates for the next leg of John Mellencamp's No Better Than This Tour have just been announced, with performances set for this coming October and November in Eastern, Southern, and Midwestern markets in the U.S. and Canada.

Of special note is the fact that this latest string of No Better Than This Tour dates concludes with a performance at Clowes Memorial Hall in Indianapolis, the site of one of the tour's earliest stops last year. The Indianapolis Star called that performance "the most forward-thinking road show in Mellencamp's Hall of Fame career."

The 17-date tour begins on October 25 at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theater and will be making a stop in Savannah, GA, at the Johnny Mercer Theater on November 11.

The Savannah show is of extra significance in light of the fact that sessions for Mellencamp's critically acclaimed No Better Than This album began less than half a mile away at Savannah's First African Baptist Church. Mellencamp and producer T Bone Burnett would go on to record the rest of the album at Sun Studio in Memphis, and in Room 414 of San Antonio's Gunter Hotel where Robert Johnson recorded in 1936. The sessions were documented on a 55-year-old mono tape recorder using just one vintage microphone at each location.

As a reflection of the diversity of styles and material that have been a hallmark of Mellencamp's eclectic career, the No Better Than This concerts are formatted into three segments. These showcase John Mellencamp in an acoustic context, fronting a small combo recalling blues/country and rockabilly roots, and with his full rock band. Musicians backing Mellencamp include Michael Wanchic (guitar), Andy York (guitar), Miriam Sturm (violin), John Gunnell (electric and upright bass), Dane Clark (drums and percussion) and Troye Kinnett (accordion/keyboards).

Each of the No Better Than This tour dates will be preceded by a screening of It's About You, the documentary by filmmakers Kurt and Ian Markus, shot on Super 8, over the course of 2009's Bob Dylan-John Mellencamp-Willie Nelson tour of minor league baseball stadiums. The film, both a SXSW Film Festival and Nashville Film Festival selection, chronicles the creation of the No Better Than This album that was recorded on that tour's off days. The hour-long film will be shown at 7 PM at each of the No Better Than This Tour venues so ticket holders are advised to arrive in time to see it.

Read the complete tour press release HERE.

John Mellencamp No Better Than This Tour (Fall 2011 Leg)
Tickets on sale Friday, August 5 at 10 AM Local except as indicated

Oct. 25 - Boston, MA - Citi Performing Arts Center/Wang Theatre *
Oct. 27 - Montreal, QC - Place Des Arts**
Oct. 28 - London, ON - Centennial Hall
Oct. 29 - Hamilton, ON - Hamilton Place Theatre
Nov. 1 - Grand Rapids, MI - DeVos Performance Hall
Nov. 2 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre
Nov. 4 - Reading, PA - Sovereign Performing Arts Center
Nov. 5 - Newark, NJ - New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Nov. 6 - Greensboro, NC - War Memorial Auditorium
Nov. 9 - North Charleston, SC - North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Nov. 11 - Savannah, GA - Johnny Mercer Theatre
Nov. 12 - Knoxville, TN - Knoxville Auditorium***
Nov. 13 - Louisville, KY Louisville Place Theatre**
Nov. 15 - Green Bay, WI - Weidner Center For the Performing Arts
Nov. 16 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
Nov. 18 - Rockford, IL - Coronado Performing Arts Center
Nov. 19 - Indianapolis, IN - Clowes Memorial Hall
* Tickets on sale Friday, August 12 at 10 AM Local
** Tickets on sale Friday, August 5 at 12 Noon Local
*** Tickets on sale Friday, August 19 at 11 AM Local

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MELLENCAMP.COM PRE SALES BEGIN WEDNESDAY
Mellencamp.com Pre-sales begin on Wednesday, August 3rd! Visit the TOUR section for complete show details, pre sale times and ticket prices. Click the small blue information icon for show-specific information. Exact pre sale dates and times will be posted early next week. To learn more about how our pre-sales work, click HERE for complete details about our ticket program.

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FARM AID 2011 - JUST AROUND THE CORNER
In just over two weeks, Farm Aid 2011 will be held at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, KS, on Saturday, August 13th. Farm Aid Board Members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews will headline the event.  The headliners will be joined by Jason Mraz, Jamey Johnson, Jakob Dylan, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Will Dailey & the Rivals, Robert Francis, Pegi Young & the Survivors, Rebecca Pidgeon, Billy Joe Shaver, and John Trudel.

On the Mellencamp.com Blog we have over 20 videos from John's past Farm Aid performances for your viewing pleasure. Swing over and get in the mood for the concert!

Tickets for Farm Aid 2011 are available now! For complete concert coverage and more information, visit www.farmaid.org.

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GHOST BROTHERS OF DARKLAND COUNTY TICKETS ON SALE NOW
The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA is staging the hotly anticipated spring 2012 world premiere Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a chilling new musical with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp and book by Stephen King.

The project, more than a decade in the making, has individual tickets on sale now through the Alliance Theater's website. The production is scheduled for April 4th through May 13th, 2012. Click HERE for more details.

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GREAT SEATS AVAILABLE VIA PREMIUM TICKET PACKAGE
The Fall concerts feature No Better Than This Tour Premium Ticket Packages. Each package includes a premium ticket in the first 10 rows along with an impressive set of exclusive, and collectible, Mellencamp items! Quantities are limited, so be sure to act quickly!

No Better Than This Tour Premium Ticket Package Details
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* One reserved ticket located in the first 10 rows of the stage
* Exclusive John Mellencamp Concert Tee Shirt
* Collectible Tour Poster (limited, numbered)
* Limited edition vinyl copy of John Mellencamp's newest album No Better Than This
* Commemorative Tour Laminate

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As always, thank you for your continued support!!

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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2011, 08:35:15 pm »

Too bad for those of us in the Kansas City area - don't want to drive to Indy or Louisville, but always happy to see John out touring.

Hydrate for Farm Aid as it was hot here today and usually is in August, too.

Jane
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2011, 08:43:03 pm »

Wohoo!! Two more Southern Canadian dates, thanks John, now just have to decide which one to go to.....very excited.  Thanks for heading up here again.  And thanks for the heads-up Tony...much appreciated.
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2011, 09:16:21 pm »

he seems to finally LOVE touring!

Good news!~
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2011, 10:04:57 pm »

I am glad he is tour the US again but too bad he is not coming to Central New York.  Sad
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2011, 11:40:04 pm »

Any idea if he will tweak his setlist while keeping it at or longer than 2 hours?
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2011, 11:44:24 pm »

I thought maybe a trip to Australia was next on the list.

Tony, any movement on Australian tour?

Regards,

Paul
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2011, 08:06:29 am »

Grand Rapids!!!  Seriously!!??  LOVE YOU MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"-somedays I still don't know what to do-"
Mary in MICHIGAN  (not far from Grand Rapids!)
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2011, 08:17:43 am »

Any idea if he will tweak his setlist while keeping it at or longer than 2 hours?
Too early to say, it's likely that there would be some small tweaking as there has been on each leg but the majority of the show has stayed the same.
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2011, 08:18:55 am »

I thought maybe a trip to Australia was next on the list.

Tony, any movement on Australian tour?

Regards,

Paul

Doesn't look likely at this time, that could change, but doesn't look likely.
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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2011, 08:54:00 am »



Held my breath until I saw Grand Rapids, MI.....not since Pearl Doggy have I
seen John in a smaller venue.....woo hoo 
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2011, 06:16:58 pm »

No Arkansas date? Sad Maybe next time, eh?
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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2011, 09:14:57 pm »

bravo!!!

can't wait!
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