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« on: March 25, 2012, 01:29:39 pm »

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CANADIAN NO BETTER THAN THIS TOUR ANNOUNCED
John Mellencamp, named "the poet laureate of the interstate" by Cam Fuller writing for The Saskatoon Star Phoenix, brings his No Better Than This Tour for a cross Canada trek, from west to east, over the course of five weeks starting mid June. The tour starts in British Columbia and continues east, including concert performances in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

Over the course of the past two years, the tour has crisscrossed the United States, played dates in Ireland, England, Germany, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland and Italy. Last year the tour played twelve Canadian dates, that trek notable for both enthusiastic audience response and capacity crowds. The new dates are a reflection of the success of that earlier leg of the tour. His long-time touring band including 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) will be on hand for the upcoming NBTT Canada dates.

Mellencamp will be joined by Canada’s own Cowboy Junkies who are his special guests for this run of dates. The band, since its formation in Toronto in 1985, has been a leading light on the indie scene and brings its signature introspective, quiet intensity to the No Better Than This Tour for the first time this summer.

The show Mellencamp is bringing to Canada in June and July will include repertoire reflective of his entire career as well as music from No Better Than This, his recent critically acclaimed album that was produced by T Bone Burnett and recorded at Savannah, Georgia's historic First African Baptist Church, a stop on the "underground railroad" for runaway slaves, at Sun Studio in Memphis where Elvis Presley, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash and many others originally recorded as well as in Room 414 of San Antonio's Gunter Hotel where Robert Johnson recorded in 1936. All of the sessions were documented on a 55-year-old mono tape recorder using just one vintage microphone at each location. Similarly, The Cowboy Junkies debut album, The Trinity Sessions, was recorded using a single microphone at Toronto’s Church of the Holy Trinity.

Click HERE to read the complete press release.

John Mellencamp 2012 No Better Than This Canadian Tour
Public Tickets on sale Friday, March 30 at 10 AM except as indicated

June 14 - Penticton, BC - South Okanagan Event Centre
June 16 - Dawson Creek, BC - EnCana Events Centre
June 17 - Prince George, BC - CN Centre
June 19 - Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre
June 21 - Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
June 22 - Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
June 24 - Moose Jaw, SK - Mosaic Place
June 26 - Thunder Bay, ON - Fort William Gardens*
June 27 - Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena**
June 30 - Summerside, PEI – Credit Union Place
July 3 - Moncton, NB - Moncton Coliseum
July 4 - Sydney, NS - Centre 200
July 7 - St John's, NL - Mile One Centre
July 9 - Dartmouth, NS – Dartmouth Sportsplex Arena
July 13 - Sarnia, ON – Sarnia Bayfest Festival***
July 15 - Oshawa, ON - General Motors Centre
* Tickets on sale Saturday, March 31 at 10 AM
**Tickets on sale Friday, March 30 at 12 Noon
***Tickets on sale Saturday, April 7 at 10 AM

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MELLENCAMP.COM PRE-SALES BEGIN WEDNESDAY
Mellencamp.com Pre-sales begin on Wednesday, March 28th at 10am local time! Visit the TOUR section for complete show details, pre sale times and ticket prices. Click the small blue information icon for show-specific information. To learn more about how our free pre-sales work, click HERE for complete details about our ticket program.

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GREAT SEATS AVAILABLE VIA PREMIUM TICKET PACKAGE
The Canadian 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
Package includes:
* One reserved ticket located in the first 10 rows of the stage
* Specially designed tour shirt
* Collectible tour poster (limited, numbered)
* Limited edition vinyl copy of John Mellencamp’s album No Better Than This
* Commemorative tour laminate
* Early entry into venue
* Crowd-free merchandise shopping
* On-site host

>> LEARN MORE ABOUT PREMIUM TICKET PACKAGES <<

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TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM TO EXHIBIT THE ARTWORK OF JOHN MELLENCAMP
The paintings of John Mellencamp will be featured in his first museum exhibition, Nothing Like I Planned: The Art of John Mellencamp, from April 12, 2012 to June 10, 2012 at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville. The exhibition offers 52 paintings, spanning four decades of output including numerous pieces that have never been exhibited previously. The showing is free to the public. When asked about his work, Mellencamp commented, "Do I have a mission of what I want to accomplish with this? I’ve already accomplished it. There it is. There’s the song. There’s the painting. I&#39;m painting because I have to." Complete details are available HERE.

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JOHN TO INDUCT DONOVAN INTO THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the names of those who will be serving as presenters for the new inductees who will honored at a ceremony in Cleveland on April 14. John will be doing the honors for Donovan, an artist for whom he&#39;s had great affinity dating back to his early teen age years. His admiration is such that he invited Donovan to be part of his 2005 tour and duetted with him on "Sunshine Superman" at every concert date. John has also contributed liner notes to the forthcoming "Essential Donovan" compilation from Sony Legacy. For further information on the 2012 Induction please see Billboard.com

Click HERE to watch John perform "Sunshine Superman" live on tour with Donovan at the Hulman Center in Terre Haute, IN on April 11, 2005

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GHOST BROTHERS TICKET DISCOUNT & VIP TICKET PROMOTION
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a chilling new musical with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp and book by Stephen King, world premieres at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA April 4th through May 13th, 2012. Check out the TV commercial for the project and learn more HERE.

We are offering a $10 discount off regularly priced tickets if you use the code MELLENCAMP10 during your ticket purchase.

Head over to http://www.alliancetheatre.org/ghostbrothers to order tickets or call 404.733.5000 or stop by the box office at the Alliance. Be sure to mention the promo code!

VIP TICKET CONTEST: Every single ticket purchase using the promo code MELLENCAMP10 during checkout, prior to April 1st (11:59 pm, March 31, 2012), receives an entry into a sweepstakes to win a VIP experience consisting of:
- Two opening night center orchestra tickets
- Two tickets to the VIP opening night party at the Four Seasons in Atlanta (transportation and lodging not included)

Fans may still purchase $10 off tickets throughout the run of the show, but will not be entered into the contest as of April 1st.

 
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As always, thank you for your continued support!!

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 06:49:13 am »

Can't wait for ticket sales,great show.....
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 08:14:14 am »

For those of you who missed it last time around, this is an excellent tour!  Make a point of putting it on your calendar!
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 09:26:12 am »

John must really love touring now! LOOl. This is the longest tour ever
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 04:16:59 pm »

great news that the tour is continued. why stop something fantastic?
cowboy junkies as guests is really special, great tour package!
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2012, 09:47:44 am »

 Cheesy Smiley OMG I am sooooo excited.  Registered and got pre-ticket sales for the
Dartmouth, NS concert.    I have always wanted to see Mellencamp and am sooooooooo
excited !!!!       Thanks for the heads up on the pre-ticket sales as the Dartmouth venue
only holds approx. 3500 so this no doubt will be a quick sell out !!!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! 
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2012, 11:18:57 am »

When are you coming back to Ottawa John?
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2012, 12:20:02 pm »

Cheesy Smiley OMG I am sooooo excited.  Registered and got pre-ticket sales for the
Dartmouth, NS concert.    I have always wanted to see Mellencamp and am sooooooooo
excited !!!!       Thanks for the heads up on the pre-ticket sales as the Dartmouth venue
only holds approx. 3500 so this no doubt will be a quick sell out !!!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! 

You're in for a treat. He puts on a great show. I saw him in Syracuse (with Dylan and Willie Nelson) in 2009, at Rama in 2010, at Massey Hall and in Hamilton in 2011. Every show was outstanding. On this particular tour he's been going 2-2 and a half hours right through and mixing it up with older songs and his newer stuff (which is excellent, he just keeps getting better). Sounds like this summer will be a little different (arenas as opposed to theatres) so it'll probably be an even livelier show (though the theatre shows were very uptempo). He really knows how to structure a show and his band is outstanding!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2012, 12:57:18 pm »

That Syracuse show was awesome. I keep hoping he goes back there. I had the time of my life and i made some new friends and that we still stay in touch.  Grin
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