(UPDATE 1/27/16) When John Mellencamp speaks, the people listen.
The beloved musician had a massive 2015, spending much of his year on the road in support of his latest album, Plain Spoken. Business was so good that Mellencamp has decided to return to the tour bus this spring. The singer on Wednesday announced the latest batch of "Plain Spoken" tour dates, which has him venturing across the U.S. in April.
The tour kicks off on April 1 at Brady Theater in Tulsa, OK. 12 dates are scheduled through April 23, when the run ends at Palace Theatre in Albany, NY. View the complete list of tour dates below.
John Mellencamp tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, January 29 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster. Members of Mellencamp's official fan club will have access to an exclusive pre-sale beginning Wednesday, January 27 at 10 a.m. and concludes the follow night at 10 p.m.
John Mellencamp 2016 'Plain Spoken' Tour Dates
4/01 Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
4/04 Springfield, MO @ Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
4/05 Davenport, IA @ Adler Theatre
4/07 Duluth, MN @ DECC Symphony Hall
4/09 Lawrence, KS @ Lied Center of Kansas
4/10 Springfield, IL @ Sangamon Auditorium
4/12 Muncie, IN @ Emens Auditorium
4/13 Huntington, WV @ Keith-Albee Theatre
4/16 Wheeling, WV @ Capitol Theatre
4/17 Erie, PA @ Warner Theatre
4/19 Hartford, CT @ The Bushnell
4/20 Portland, ME @ Merrill Auditorium
4/23 Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
John Mellencamp Tickets Nearing $200 Average on Secondary Market for Remaining 'Plain Spoken' Tour Dates
(UPDATE 4/23/15) John Mellencamp’s Plain Spoken Tour is midway through its stretch across North America, and the beloved singer continues to see expensive ticket prices on the secondary market. According to TicketIQ, John Mellencamp tickets average at $193.50 over his final 43 shows, which continue through the month of August.
The “Jack & Diane” singer will play his most expensive show at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Canada on July 15, which sees tickets average at $387.36 and get-in price start at $226. His cheapest gig will be on July 31 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver. That show owns a secondary average of $121.53 and get-in price of $50.
Looking at Prices for John Mellencamp Tickets on 'Plain Spoken' Tour
(UPDATE 1/20/15) Of of 2015's most anticipated tours is ready to get started as John Mellencamp (no “Cougar” for now) returns to his home state of Indiana at South Bend's Morris Performing Arts Center this Wednesday.
With a heavy focus on the heartland of the US, Mellencamp will blast through over 75 dates this year finally concluding at Banker's Life Fieldhouse on August 4th. Despite the massive tour conclusion, the majority of Mellencamp's tour will be in intimate auditoriums and Performing Arts Centers. Due to the relatively low concert capacity for a performer of Mellencamp's stature, there's a healthy secondary market for John Mellencamp tickets this year, with the tour average asking price currently set at $196.25 according to TicketIQ.com.
Despite his mid-west roots, 3 of the 4 most expensive shows are in the New York area. April 21st at Carnegie Hall takes the cake at an average asking price of $393.08 per ticket but the Count Basie Theater and night 1 at the Apollo each eclipse $350. The Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles this July rounds of the top of the list an average price of $367.14.
Thus far, only one date on the tour has an average asking price under $100, the Providence Performing Arts Center on April 16th. It's $92.99 per ticket asking price is the tour's cheapest option followed by the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium at $113.95.
As expected, tickets for the tour opener in South Bend have seen a price decrease throughout the week, but still average $168.89. It's the second cheapest option to catch Mellencamp in Indiana, just cents behind the Indiana University Auditorium on February 4th at $168.66. The aforementioned Bankers Life Fieldhouse finale on August 4th has the most tickets available for the tour with over 1,200 on the market, and average asking price is currently $222.47.
John Mellencamp Announces 2015 'Plain Spoken' Tour
(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 12/15/14) One of America’s best-loved troubadours will head out onto the road in support of his new album early next year with the release of John Mellencamp tickets for a mammoth 80-date North American trek.
The 62-year-old, who releases his 22nd studio effort, Plain Spoken, on September 23, will both start and finish his latest mammoth run in his home state, kicking off at South Bend’s Morris Performing Arts Center on January 21 and winding up at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on August 4.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee will also play another four shows in Indiana as well as multiple dates at the Chicago Theatre (February 17/18), Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall (March 19/20), New York’s Apollo Theater (April 23/24), Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (May 1/2) and Regina’s Conexus Arts Centre (July 10/11).
John Mellencamp tickets are currently only available on TicketIQ for his performance at the Louisville Palace on Jan 23 (get-in price $118), and the two gigs at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Jan 27 ($152) and 28 ($118). But with further tickets expected to go on sale next week, be sure to keep checking back for the latest information.
However, the 13-time Grammy nominee will first take to the stage tomorrow (September 13), where he will join the likes of fellow co-founders Neil Young, Dave Matthews and Willie Nelson at Farm Aid 2014 ($40).
Alongside material from his forthcoming LP and a support slot from country singer-songwriter Carlene Carter, fans with John Mellencamp tickets should look forward to hearing all the classics including his sole number one “Jack and Diane,” and his US Top 10 hits “Crumblin’ Down,” “Pink Houses” and “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.”
John Mellencamp Tour schedule:
Wed-21-Jan – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center
Fri-23-Jan – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace Theatre
Sat-24-Jan – Cincinnati, OH – Aronoff Center for the Arts
Tue-27-Jan – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Wed-28-Jan – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Fri-30-Jan – Columbus, OH – Mershon Auditorium
Sat-31-Jan – Cleveland, OH – PlayhouseSquare – Palace Theatre
Tue-3-Feb – Bloomington, IN – Indiana University Auditorium
Wed-4-Feb – Bloomington, IN – Indiana University Auditorium
Mon-9-Feb – Green Bay, WI – Weidner Center
Wed-11-Feb – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium
Thu-12-Feb – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium
Sat-14-Feb – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Sun-15-Feb – Des Moines, IA – Des Moines Civic Center
Tue-17-Feb – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Wed-18-Feb – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Thu-5-Mar – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center For The Performing Arts
Sat-7-Mar – Dallas, TX – McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
Sun-8-Mar – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
Tue-10-Mar – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
Thu-12-Mar – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
Fri-13-Mar – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
Sun-15-Mar – Jacksonville, FL – Times-Union Center
Tue-17-Mar – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Thu-19-Mar – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Fri-20-Mar – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Sun-22-Mar – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tue-24-Mar – Columbia, SC – The Township Auditorium
Thu-26-Mar – N. Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Fri-27-Mar – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
Sun-29-Mar – Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Scope Arena – Chrysler Hall Theatre
Tue-31-Mar – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
Wed-15-Apr – Boston, MA – Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre
Thu-16-Apr – Providence, RI – Providence Performing Arts Center
Sat-18-Apr – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
Mon-20-Apr – New York, NY – Carnegie Hall
Tue-21-Apr – New York, NY – Carnegie Hall
Thu-23-Apr – New York, NY – Apollo Theater
Fri-24-Apr – New York, NY – Apollo Theater
Sun-26-Apr – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
Wed-29-Apr – Hamilton, ON – Hamilton Place Theatre
Fri-1-May – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Sat-2-May – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Tue-5-May – Quebec City, QC – Grand Théâtre de Québec
Wed-6-May – Montreal, QC – Théâtre St-Denis
Fri-8-May – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
Sat-9-May – Buffalo, NY – Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Tue-12-May – Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center
Wed-27-May – Evansville, IN – Old National Events Plaza
Fri-29-May – St Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
Sat-30-May – Rockford, IL – Coronado Performing Arts Center
Tue-2-Jun – Madison, WI – Overture Center for the Arts – Overture Hall
Wed-3-Jun – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Theatre
Fri-5-Jun – Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Riverside Theater
Sat-6-Jun – Ft, Wayne, IN – Embassy Theatre
Tue-9-Jun – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Performance Hall
Wed-10-Jun – Detroit, MI – Detroit Opera House
Fri-12-Jun – Baltimore, MD – Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
Sat-13-Jun – Richmond, VA – Altria Theater
Tue-16-Jun – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theatre
Wed-17-Jun – Roanoke, VA – Roanoke Civic Center Theatre
Fri-19-Jun – Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theatre
Sat-20-Jun – Augusta, GA – William B. Bell Auditorium
Tue-23-Jun – Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre
Wed-8-Jul – Winnipeg, MB – Centennial Concert Hall
Fri-10-Jul – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre
Sat-11-Jul – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre
Mon-13-Jul – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
Wed-15-Jul – Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sat-18-Jul – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sun-19-Jul – Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall
Tue-21-Jul – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Thu-23-Jul – Fresno, CA – William Saroyan Theatre
Sat-25-Jul – Oakland, CA – Oakland Paramount Theatre of the Arts
Sun-26-Jul – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Community Theatre
Tue-28-Jul – Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
Wed-29-Jul – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Fri-31-Jul – Denver, CO Ellie – Caulkins Opera House
Sun-2-Aug – Omaha, NE – Orpheum Theater
Tue-4-Aug – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse