John Mellencamp announces 2019 tour dates for The John Mellencamp Show
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John “Cougar” Mellencamp has announced the extension of his “John Mellencamp Show” North American tour, which will now continue well into 2019 with 40 more shows set to take place next winter and spring. The newly added run of concerts will begin in Mellencamp’s hometown at the Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend, Indiana on Feb. 7, and continues until April 30 with a gig at the Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Canadian leg of Mellencamp’s ongoing 2018 tour schedule continues on Thursday in Alberta, Canada, and runs over the next two weeks.

The run of newly announced shows will take Mellencamp and that beloved American rock catalog of his across the U.S. and Canada with shows in Milwaukee, Fort Wayne Baltimore and three nights in New York City in February. The tour then heads into March with shows in Louisville, St. Louis, Kansas City and Nashville before continuing into April with more shows throughout the Midwest and western U.S.

According to the announcement shard earlier this week, fans can expect to hear some new material from Mellencamp’s 2017 chart-topping Sad Clowns & Hillbillies LP and soon-to-be-released Other People's Stuff, in addition to his classic hits like “Jack & Diane” and “Small Town.” Mellencamp recently took the stage at the annual Farm Aid Festival to help raise money for domestic agricultural industries. Part of his performance at the recent concert event can be watched in the video above.

“We’ve been putting together shows for a long time, I think I know how to do it,” Mellencamp confidently admitted in a 2017 interview. “I don’t need somebody to review my show. Save it, you’re not going to tell me something I don’t already know.”

The full schedule of 2019 shows can be referenced below, in addition to links to tickets to select shows, which go on sale tomorrow, Nov. 2.

New 2019 Tour Dates:
Feb. 7 - South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center (Tickets)
Feb. 8 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater (Tickets)
Feb. 10 - Cincinnati, OH - Aronoff Center of the Arts (Tickets)
Feb. 12 - Fort Wayne, IN - Embassy Theatre (Tickets)
Feb. 14 - Rockford, IL - Coronado Performing Arts Center (Tickets)
Feb. 15 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center (Tickets)
Feb. 17 - Grand Rapids, MI - DeVos Performance Hall (Tickets)
Feb. 19 - Youngstown, OH - Stambaugh Auditorium (Tickets)
Feb. 20 - Baltimore, MD - Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyrics (Tickets)
Feb. 22 - Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center (Tickets)
Feb. 23 - New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre (Tickets)
Feb. 25 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre (Tickets)
Feb. 26 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre (Tickets)
Feb. 27 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
March 9 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace Theatre (Tickets)
March 10 - Evansville, IN - Aiken Theatre at Old National Events Plaza (Tickets)
March 12 - St. Louis, MO - Stifel Theatre (Tickets)
March 14 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland (Tickets)
March 16 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theatre (Tickets)
March 17 - Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre (Tickets)
March 19 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium (Tickets)
March 20 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium (Tickets)
March 22 - Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium (Tickets)
March 24 - Orlando, FL - Dr. Phillips Center (Tickets)
March 27 - Fort Myers, FL - Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall (Tickets)
March 29 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall (Tickets)
March 30 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall (Tickets)
April 9 - Kalamazoo, MI - Miller Auditorium
April 11 - Saginaw, MI - The Dow Event Center
April 13 - Green Bay, WI - Weidner Center
April 15 - Omaha, NE - Orpheum Theater
April 16 - Wichita, KS - Century II Performing Arts Center
April 18 - Rapid City, SD - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
April 20 - Spokane, WA - First Interstate Center for the Arts
April 22 - Eugene, OR - Hult Center for the Performing Arts
April 23 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
April 25 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Paramount Theatre of the Arts (Tickets)
April 26 - Santa Barbara, CA - Arlington Theatre (Tickets)
April 28 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Music Hall
April 30 - Albuquerque, NM - Kiva Auditorium